Monday, June 16, 2008

Dick Nichols Park

Dick Nichols Park in Southwest Austin is filled with some great recreational facilities. There's a very nice multi-purpose track encircling the park, there are tennis courts, a couple of sand volleyball courts, a great playground for little kids, and the big Dick Nichols pool.

The pool was renovated a year ago and now is one of the few neighborhood pools open year-round. You'll find men's and ladies bath houses on either side of the pool area; they're somewhat basic but they're also clean and everything works: toilets, showers, changing areas.

This is a really decent pool. It has only two major drawbacks: (1) there is no shade anywhere near the pool, so if you're sitting down out of the pool you're going to be sitting in direct sunlight; and (2) if you are sitting down, you'll get acquainted with a million ants real fast.

Why don't they plant some trees and treat the grass for ants?

Still, if you're in the water, you'll probably really like the pool at Dick Nichols Park. Especially at sunset!

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