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Community & Cocktails: A Conversation about Austin’s Pools, Parks, and the Bond Election

What is Austin’s 2018 Bond Election about and why should you care? Join us on October 23rd to get the inside scoop on how the bond may affect our city’s pools and communities. Come talk with Delia Garza – Austin City Council District 2, John Rooney of Austin Parks Foundation and more!



Vote on November 6th

Volunteer with Forklift

Attend Parks and Recreation Board meetings

Volunteer with Austin Parks Foundation

Visit your local public pool

Learn about efforts to protect Austin’s pools through Love Austin Pools, a grass-roots, all-volunteer organization founded to protect, preserve, and treasure Austin’s community, municipal, and free neighborhood pools.

For other ways to get involved with Forklift Danceworks, go to our main website at



An upcoming 2018 City of Austin Bond, up for vote on November 6, 2018, will identify and prioritize funding for projects that address infrastructure needs, including pools infrastructure. Learn about the bond by checking out the Bond Brochure BookletBond Election Advisory Task Force recommendation and the Bond Task Force Public Input.

Find out about funding recommendations for pools infrastructure and improvements from the Reinvestment in Facilities & Assets Working Group and the Aquatic Master Plan Task Force.

Check out Austin’s first ever Master Plan for the City of Austin Aquatics Division, which details the five year process of assessing and planning for the future of the City’s aquatic facilities.

News and Media:

Austin’s Pool System Will Collapse If We Don’t Save It – Nina Hernandez, The Austin Chronicle

With Aquatic Plan Approved, Austin Staff To Look For Pool Funding – Elizabeth Findell, The Austin-American Statesman

Austin City Council Approves Aquatic Master Plan – Molly Oak, KVUE

Why Does Fort Worth Have So Few Public Pools? – Christopher Connelly, KERA