The extreme growth that Austin has undergone over the past decade can now count one of the Hill Country’s most famous green spaces as a victim. Today, the Travis County Commissioners Court enacted a new plan to help curb the staggering amount of visitors to Hamilton Pool. This new plan requires anyone visiting the pool from May 15 to Sept. 30 to make a reservation, either online or in the Parks Reservations Office.
Overwhelming traffic in the summer months is the driving force behind the new plan. According to KXAN, park rangers have spent the past two summers detouring drivers when the pool’s 75 parking spots fill up. Staff said that somewhere near 70 percent of people who show up during the summer cannot access the pool because of this.
The new system has both plus sides and negative sides… Read more from Austin.com