The Austin Parks and Recreation Department 2016 Annual Report
The City of Austin's Parks and Recreation Department maintains an award-winning park system with 300 parks and more than 20,254 acres of green spaces.
But the Austin Parks and Recreation Department manages more than just the city's outdoor spaces.
Over 700 staff members bring innovative and enriching programming to 11 museums and cultural centers, 10 performing arts venues, 147 playgrounds, 26 recreation centers, and over 200 athletic facilities.
Learn more about Austin's cultural places and natural spaces in the Austin Parks and Recreation Department's 2016 Annual Report.
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In the Parks connects Austinites to the places they love. From youth programming to Austin’s premier public spaces such as Zilker Park and Barton Springs pool, In the Parks shares the stories that define our quality recreational, cultural, and outdoor experiences for the Austin community. Join us as we explore what makes Austin’s park system one of the best in the world.