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The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Department is to provide, protect and preserve a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community.
Montopolis Recreation Center was originally owned by the Dolores Catholic Church and was first known as the Montopolis Community Center. In 1971, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the Austin Model Cities Program entered into an agreement whereby the Montopolis Community Center was to be operated as an extension of the Parks and Recreation Center.
Montopolis Recreation Center and park, contains a gymnasium, kitchen, boxing room, two meeting rooms, shower and dressing room facilities, playscape, swimming pool and a lighted softball/football field. Montopolis Recreation Center offers the Kids Cafe Program, which is sponsored by the Capital Area Food Bank. The center provides FREE, hot, nutritious meals for youth ages 1-18 years during the after school time. Center activities include a full size weight room, afterschool program, soccer, cheerleading, boxing, karate, girls kickball, basketball, flag-football, women’s workout program, Totally Cool Totally Art for Teenagers, beginning computer class, senior citizen programs, camps and Special Events.