Join Barton Springs Conservancy in celebrating the historic Barton Springs Bathhouse, Luci Baines Johnson, and Dear Friends  for their 70th birthdays.  Austinites young and old are invited to march in a fun and family friendly parade on Saturday, May 13, 2017,  that will end in a celebratory plunge into Barton Springs.
Attendees are encouraged to wear festive shades of blue, and bring any flair or panache to the celebration. Meet at the South Entrance of Barton Springs by 9 a.m. for delicious HEB Birthday Cake. Join the spirited march into the pool area, and a plunge into the Springs.
This event is free and open to the public.
1947 was a big year.  Jackie Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African American to play professional baseball since the 1880s. Meet the Press premiered on NBC. The movie Miracle on 34th Street enchanted audiences across the country. Many influential figures were born, including Luci Baines Johnson. And here in Austin, the Barton Springs Bathhouse opened its doors for the first time. Over the last 70 years, Barton Springs and the iconic building have become an important part of Austin, Texas.
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the historic Barton Springs Bathhouse, Barton Springs Conservancy is hosting a series of festive events in May 2017.

Host Committee

Marian & Chris Casey, Event Chairs
Mayor Steve Adler & Diane Land, Honorary Hosts 
Bobbie Beal, Maryann Bell, Irma Brand, Karen & Ray Brimble, Mike Cannatti & Ann Phipps, Sharon Gerhardt, Stephanie Goodman, Kelley Cooper McClure, Leticia Mendoza, Ann Clary Old, Patti O’Meara, Wendy Poppenhagen, Vickie Roan, Geronimo Rodriguez, Ann Roe, Ana Ruelas, David Smith & Chris Long, Terri von Dohlen, Will Wynn, Sandy Youman, and Leslie Yzaguirre

About the Splash

Attendees are encouraged to wear their most patriotic attire, and bring any flair or panache to the celebration. Meet at the South Entrance of Barton Springs by 9 a.m. for a spirited march into the pool area, and a plunge into the Springs.  Birthday Cake follows the plunge.

This event is free and open to the public.

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About the Bathhouse

Designed by architect Dan Driscoll, the Barton Springs Bathhouse is an historical and architectural treasure of our community. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated Historic Landmark by the City of Austin and State of Texas. Considered a beloved local gathering space in the heart of Zilker Park, the building serves as an anchoring point for people coming together to swim, relax and for environmental education. Today, after decades of use and enjoyment, the original Bathhouse is in need of repair, rehabilitation, and updating to meet contemporary needs.

About the Conservancy

Barton Springs Conservancy’s mission is to honor, preserve and enhance the experience of Barton Springs through education and facility improvements. In collaboration with the City of Austin as well as community leaders and stakeholders of the Springs, Barton Springs Conservancy helps raise funds for projects that help ensure future generations of Austinites and visitors can continue to love and enjoy the “Heart and Soul” of Austin. Barton Springs Conservancy will contribute to the environmental, educational, recreational, historical, and cultural well being of this beloved treasure of our community.

THE PARADE LOCATION

1076 ROBERT E LEE RD.
AUSTIN, TEXAS 78704