Barton Springs is one of the more popular recreational areas in Austin, Texas. Spanish explorers first found the springs in the 17th century around 1730 and long before the pool was built, the springs were a sacred place for purification rituals by the Native American tribe that inhabited the area.
Now, It is an area open to swimming and other manual water sports. There are four natural water springs located in Barton Creek which surrounds Ziker Park. The main spring, also known as Parthenia Spring, feeds into Austin’s most cherished pool and is a local and visitor favorite.