Living Springs Interactive Documentary

Take a journey to the world of Barton Springs with the Living Springs interactive documentary project.


SBCA is a long-time partner and ongoing sponsor of the project, which tells the many stories of Barton Springs Pool and the people who have shaped its history. We believe it’s important to have a historical and cultural record of the jewel in the heart of Austin, Texas.

The project lives online and is available any time at You can also view Living Springs at the SBCA sponsored Splash! Exhibit at Barton Springs Pool.




Living Springs is produced by media expert and University of Texas at Austin lecturer, Karen Kocher. For the past 15 years, Karen has created high-quality media projects to benefit the people of Austin. Her projects include Austin Past and Present and Zilker Trek, a multi-media scavenger hunt.


Like the Springs, this documentary is designed to live and evolve over time. We encourage you to share your stories about Barton Springs on the Living Springs website, or by emailing To make a donation, specify “Living Springs Project” on our donation page.