The Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of programs for youth and teens, adults and 50+ seniors at our Community Recreation Centers. Youth programs include camps, sports, art clubs, teen events, toddler sports, and youth sports hosted year round.  Adult and senior classes include anything from arts and crafts and aerobics to pickleball, citywide events, and field trips. Recreation Centers provide a comprehensive menu of activities and events for all ages and abilities to come together, connect with each other and create community through various experiences.

Important Announcement

Our top priority remains the safety, health and well-being of all participants, staff, and the Austin Community. Please continue to remain vigilant and take all necessary steps to ensure you and your family remain healthy and are reducing the risk of illness across the Parks and Recreation Department and at home. We are grateful for your participation in our programs and services. If you have questions regarding this information, please contact us. For more information on the symptoms of COVID-19 and resources to keep you safe, please visit COVID-19 in Austin | AustinTexas.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC.

Below is a summary of guideline changes that we ask you please read carefully:

Illness within a Program

If a participant has symptoms of COVID-19, or is a close contact of someone with COVID-19, they may be permitted to return to PARD programming only when the following conditions are met:

  • If the participant has had a fever, cough, or shortness of breath and has not been around anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they should stay home and away from others until 24 hours after the fever is gone and symptoms resolved. If symptoms worsen during that time, contact your healthcare provider to determine if they should be tested for COVID-19.
  • If a participant is diagnosed with COVID-19, they must remain out of the facility for a minimum of ten (10) days after the onset of first symptoms. The participant may return under the following conditions:
    • If they had a fever, 24 hours fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication AND they see an improvement in their initial symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath); AND
    • Ten (10) days after symptom onset.
  • If a participant believes they have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 but are not currently sick or showing symptoms, they should monitor their health for fever, cough or shortness of breath during the 14 days after they last had contact with the sick person with COVID-19. Public gatherings, such as camp and participation in programs, should be avoided for 14 days.
  • If a positive case is reported within camp, any individual deemed to be considered a close-contact will be required to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days from all PARD Programs.
    • PARD will provide a letter to all parents upon becoming aware of an active case, outlining whether their child is believed to be a close-contact or not.
    • A close-contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 ft. of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more.

Masking

  • In response to the Mayor’s Order issued on August 11, 2021, all youth program participants over the age of two (2) are required to wear a cloth face covering (mask) during program hours and while on or in City property, unless otherwise exempted. Face coverings should be provided by the parent/guardian. All PARD staff will be required to wear a cloth face covering (mask), as well as any parent/guardian picking up or dropping off participants.
    • Face coverings should not be placed on:
      • Children younger than 2 years old.
      • Anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious.
      • Anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance.
      • A child with a significant behavioral or psychological issue undergoing treatment that is exacerbated specifically by a face covering.
      • A child with severe autism or with extreme developmental delay who may become agitated or anxious wearing a mask.
      • A child with a facial deformity that causes airway obstruction.
      • Anyone participating in activities where the mask could get wet, like swimming or water play.
After School Program Teen Recreation
Program Documents and Forms

Virtual Programs Release Form (PDF)

Adult Registration Form (PDF)

Youth Registration Form (PDF)

Youth Financial Assistance - English (PDF)

Youth Financial Assistance - Spanish (PDF)

Parent Handbook - English (PDF)

Parent Handbook - Spanish (PDF)

Childcare Ordinance (PDF)


Please select a center from the listing below:

Alamo Recreation Center

Alamo Recreation Center

Austin Recreation Center

Austin Recreation Center

Danny G. McBeth Recreation Center

Danny G. McBeth Recreation Center

Delores Duffie Recreation Center

Delores Duffie Recreation Center

Dittmar Recreation Center

Dittmar Recreation Center

Dottie Jordan Recreation Center

Dottie Jordan Recreation Center

Dove Springs Recreation Center

George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center

Givens Recreation Center

Givens Recreation Center

Gus Garcia Recreation Center

Gustavo "Gus" L. Garcia Recreation Center

Hancock Recreation Center

Hancock Recreation Center

Lorraine "Grandma" Camacho Activity Center

Lorraine "Grandma" Camacho Activity Center

Metz Recreation Center

Rodolfo "Rudy" Mendez Recreation Center

Montopolis Recreation and Community Center

Northwest Recreation Center

Northwest Recreation Center

Oswaldo A. B. Cantu Pan American Recreation Center

Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center

Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center

Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center

Pickfair Recreation Center

Pickfair Community Center

South Austin Recreation Center

South Austin Recreation Center

Turner-Roberts Recreation Center

Turner-Roberts Recreation Center

Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center

Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center

Equal Opportunity Statement

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, income status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in any programs or activities.