Update: The City of Austin opened three more pools over the weekend. 24 city pools are now open, while 10 remain closed.
All pools were originally scheduled to open Friday, June 6. The city is still hiring and training lifeguards to staff the remainder of the pools.
Original story (June 12): Outside Shipe Pool Wednesday afternoon, two-year-old Redding McArdle wore two blue, inflatable arm floats – one on each arm.
But instead of splashing in the pool, Redding ran around the playground in his swim trunks because the Hyde Park neighborhood pool he’d come to swim in was closed today.