I am concern about nudity at Barton Springs Pool. I am going there with 2 granddaughters who are 9 and 11 and I need to know how bad it is with half naked women running around or swimming.
Occasionally, there are a few women sunbathing topless, typically in one area, which is the deep end of the pool. Full on nudity isn't permitted. When I was a child between the ages of 7 to 11, it was actually more prevalent. Seeing that as a child swimming there didn't traumatize me, and it didn't turn me into a topless sunbather when I became older. There is nothing sinister or x-rated that takes place at the pool because that's not tolerated - a good thing.
I did not see anyone nude or topless. However, my husband used the men's restroom and said he did see two older gentlemen naked.
They do allow topless women at Barton Springs and it really depends on the time of day you go. Not much problem in the mornings, but midday, I have seen topless women.
I saw nothing inappropriate or any nudity when we visited.
I did some some nudity in the park around the entrance to the pool. I was with my 10 year old great nephew and I maneuvered a bit so he wouldn't see it but it was not pretty. I didn't see any at the pool itself. Hope thats helpful.
There is a section of the springs that is more family oriented. It is in the shallow part if it.
It’s totally family orientated. If there are some folks topless, I am sure they enjoy it with scruples. Meaning, they are probably enjoying it up on hill and not center where children play.
It’s very family oriented.
I didn't see anything inappropriate. Just normal swimwear. Probably more than at a pool since most are interested in swimming and not just looking cute or sun bathing. It could depend on time of day or a holiday, but I think you should be safe.
No nudity, that I can recall. Trust me I would of remembered lol.
Never saw anyone topless, but was there only twice
I didn’t see any half naked men or women running around however as I was walking back towards my car up along the far reaches of the bank there was one person laying topless .
I am a native Austinite of 55 years and have gone 100's of times over the years. It does happen, but I would guess that I've only encountered a topless sunbather or two about one out of every 10 visits. And those have generally been on the east side - the far side across the pool from the main entrance. If you stay on the west side, you should be fine.
I was concerned about that, too, but we went on an overcast day before storms hit the area & didn’t see anything inappropriate at all.
I did not see any sort of nudity. There are lifeguards there as well. That may be a situation "downstream" well beyond the public area. But nothing of the sort at the Springs.
The last time I visited a few years ago there was nothing discreet or controlled on the nudity. Their were topless women everywhere on the beached areas. I had my 12 yr old daughter and was extremely embarrassed. This is more for the hippie, plus college coward! Don’t expose your grandchildren to that, it’s a huge party area!
Thank you. I really appreciate this information and trust your judgement of the situation.
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