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Can you bring your own food? What about alcohol?

5 months ago Answer

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Austin, Texas
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NO food. NO alcohol. NO smoking. ONLY water. Take RIDESHARE. Parking is very limited. Respect the staff they are there to save your life. People drown at this pool. RESPECT THE STAFF. The reason for no food or sugary drinks is because of a battle with fire ants which the pool may be losing because so many people sneak food/drinks in. With the explosion of tourists and new residents the pool is struggling. Locals really hate folks who don’t adhere to these rules. There is always trash left over and that is heartbreaking to see a crushed can or spilled candy covered in ants. Residents love this pool and fiercly protect it. There are rats that like those salty pretzels and that brings snakes. And, get stung by fire ants and you or your babies day is ruined. It’s a life cycle. Get a stamp and have a picnic outside the gates. You can go in and out all day so why break the rules and risk getting thrown out? Buy a JIM JIM’S snow cone and there are food trucks to get pizza or empanadas just outside the gates. Lots of restaurantswithin walking distance.

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Austin, Texas
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No food or drinks. Explained in the website.

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ATX
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Sadly, no booze and no food allowed which is bogus if you have a family!

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no

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Texas
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Pool? No and no. Below the pool? Yes and not to my knowledge.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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You can also go to the park website and it lists the rules

5 months ago
jerseyville, IL
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No food, alcohol or coolers are allowed there.

5 months ago
Norfolk, Virginia
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No food no alcohol, only water. There is a food truck that sells food right outside the fence that surrounds the pool.

5 months ago
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