Murchison Pool


Improve our neighborhood pool!

Imagine a pool with colorful shade structures, ample seating, appealing landscaping, and fun features for the kids to play on during safety breaks.
This could be possible for our little neighborhood pool...with some help from you!

Get Involved

We will need help implementing this project, installing some parts of the equipment and working on general park upkeep. Please lend a hand in whatever capacity you can, and consider joining the Friends of Murchison Pool.

Fundraising Completed

We were able to raise $30,000 to match the City's grant to buy additional picnic tables, benches, and landscape improvements. We are very grateful to all of those who contributed to the effort!

Lead Sponsor Austin Parks Foundation
Blue Whale ($,5000 +) The Bradley Family
Orca ($2,500 +) Behrens and Wilbur Family NWACA
Dolphin ($1,000 +) Austin Regional Clinic
Elizabeth Christian Public Relations
PSW Real Estate
Leon and Kay Whitney
Yellow Fin ($500 +) Austin Dermcare
Carol Dochen Realtors
The Casaubon Family
Parents of the Magellan International School
The Thomas Family
The Shade Project
Seahorse ($100 +) A Jones for Organizing
Atkins Family
Austin Emergency Center
Austin Skinny Limits
Banister Family
Barron Family
Tony and Katherine Berkeley
Megan and Mar Bouchareb
Brad Bowman and Mirna Gonzalez
Cecelia Burke
Chizzonite Family
Coopwood Family
Erin Sentell Copley
Danzinger Family
John Dapper
Denkler Family
DePalma Family
Despins Family
Domme Family
Ely Family
Dr. Carrie Etheredge DMD
Faulkner Family
Paul Fink
Ginger Floyd
Miguel and Kimberly Garcia
Augusta Gelfand
Bob and Peg Gerrie
Douglas Gester
Glaser Family
Gilbreath Family
Groos Family
Hajdu Family
Harrington Family
Herrin Family
Terry and Gayle Hight
Hoffman Family
Jeff and Lisa Hobbs
Inman Family
Jentz Family
Harvey Jones
Sharon and Jeff Kerr
Kester Family
Kona Ice
Kovacs Family
Sarah Krauskopf
Lampert Family
Monica Landers and Christopher O'Connell
McElwee Family
McKallip Family
Medrano Family
Meroney Family
Amanda Jane Slate Neff
Niles Family
Phillips Family
Larry and Nancy Richards
Beth Rowan
Sagebiel Family
Schell Family
Sherwood Pediatric Dentistry
Siegel Family
Skaggs Family
Spurck Family
Joyce Statz and David Hogan
Armen and Frances Stephanian
Tanner Family
Carol Thompson
Karl and Susan Thompson
Thompson Family
Phyllis and David Warner
Whitworth Family
Wilson Family
Kathy and Bob Wood
Yanke Family
Sponsorship & Benefits

Austin Parks Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, serves as the fiscal sponsor for this project. As such, all donations to the Murchison Pool project are tax deductible. Online donations can be made here Austin Parks Foundation.

All checks should be made out to Austin Parks Foundation with "Northwest Austin Civic Association" written in the memo line. Checks may be mailed to:
PO Box 26654
Austin, TX 78755

Murchison Pool is one of our neighborhood jewels. Well, it's more of a diamond in the rough these days, but we have a plan to make it shine!

With your help as well as the help of many of our neighbors and neighborhood partners, we will transform Murchison Pool into an inviting summer oasis. We are planning to add the following components:

  • 2 shade structures and a picnic pavilion
  • 8 more picnic tables
  • 5 more benches

To define the components of this project, we conducted a community survey in September 2014 to assess what neighbors want to see at the pool. We were pleased that over 200 neighbors responded to the survey and were consistent in citing the need for shade, additional seating, and general improvements to make the pool area more inviting.

The general plan for the park is below:

About The Friends of the Park

The NWACA Parks Committee has created Friends of Murchison Pool, which serves as the official Adopt-A-Park partner to the City of Austin's Parks & Recreation Department (PARD). Friends of Murchison Pool plans volunteer work days at the pool and will be charged with maintaining any improvements that we put in place. If you would like to join Friends of Murchison Pool, please sign-up here.