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Barton Springs Conservancy presents $650,000 check for bathhouse renovations

The money will go toward the “For the Love of the Springs” project.

AUSTIN, Texas — While Austin city leaders keep their eyes on plans for new development in 2020, the City’s historical roots won’t be neglected in the process.

“This is Barton Springs, Barton Springs is the heart of our city, and I’m honored to be here with my colleagues,” said Mayor Steve Adler.

On Friday, members of the Barton Springs Conservancy presented a $650,000 check to Adler at City Hall. This is the second payment from the organization, bringing their total investment to $1 million.


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Adler said the money comes from hotel taxes and will go toward restoring historical elements of the bathhouse and ongoing maintenance for the visitor center.

“What an incredible gift when Austinites and their private lives step forward to so generously provide for the community,” said Adler.

Members of the Barton Springs Conservancy said maintenance will continue through the spring.

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