Austin's Walnut Creek Pool opens July 23

Attention swimmers, Walnut Creek Pool will open Saturday, July 23.

The pool at 12138 North Lamar Blvd. will open daily from noon until 7 p.m. except for Thursdays when it will be closed.

This schedule will be in place through August 13. Pool hours on Sunday, August 14 will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department currently has 578 lifeguards ready-to-work. The Department continues to hire and train lifeguards to operate summer pools. 

Pay ranges from $16 to $19 an hour depending on experience and certifications. Staff get bonuses, paid sick leave, a free bus pass, and flexible scheduling. Information on becoming a lifeguard is available at

For a complete listing of pool schedules, visit