Barton Springs Description
Located near the center of Austin in Zilker Park, Barton Springs is the undeniable heart of the city. In the summer, when temperatures consistently rise over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the whole city gathers at the shores of the great, old pool, where the water remains a chilly and perpetual 68 degrees.
Long before Barton Springs Pool was built, the springs were considered sacred and were used for purification rituals by the Tonkawa Native American tribe who inhabited the area.
In 1837, soon after incorporation of the city of Austin, William Barton (“Uncle Billy”), settled the area. William Barton named the three separate springs after his three daughters: Parthenia, Eliza, and Zenobia. He recognized the springs value as a tourist attraction, and promoted it vigorously, thus leading to the swimming hole’s lasting popularity.
Barton Springs was rich with history and culture, but can we still say the same now? In resent years, Austin has become the idea city for every hippie, anarchist, and hipster in the United States. This influx of liberals and libertarians have wreaked havoc on the city. And at the heart of the city, Barton Springs, it has spread like cancer.
No place is safe on Barton Springs Blvd from these these pseudo-hippie. The street is riddled with craft beer restaurants, exotic food trucks, kava bars, and the most disgusting juice bar. The only restaurant with an eatable menu is Whataburger. But it is in extreme danger. The restaurant directly next to to it is a family owned burger shack with an old-fashioned menu from the 1950s. This is absurd that small business owners can take away from the backbone of this country, fast food chains.
Once inside the gates, all you can hear is inaudible screeching of a didgeridoo, and people singing Kumbaya. Then when you start looking around, you can see every full sleeve of inappropriate tattoos, every fake pair of glasses, and every man with a beard down to his chest.
I think the only part of Barton Springs that is appealing is when your back is turned to it and walking in the direction of your car. This once historical site is now being used for millennia’s to do nothing but lay on their backs. Although Barton Springs can be perceived as one of the most corrupted places in Austin, it is worth saving. Once we can get all of these open-minded hipsters out, it will become prime real-estate for large vacation homes and gated communities.
This land is perfect for new housing projects. This location is the best fit for the Austin Oil and Gas Country Club. When we get all those lazy hippies and hipsters out, we can rejuvenate this area and restore the Texas legacy to Austin.
This writing is important in creating a conceptual wireframe to construct the motives behind the rebranding of Barton Spring Pool. This writing used a satirical approach how the public feels about Barton Springs. From here is how I create the direction of a cooperate rebranding of the pool.