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  • Austin Parks & Recreation Dept Austin Parks & Recreation Dept

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(30.277563,-97.75024)
 

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Mission Statement

We will provide, protect and preserve a Park System that promotes recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community.

Description

The award winning, Austin Parks and Recreation Department has diverse duties and responsibilities, it oversees:

    • 17,576.06 acres of land
    • 206 parks
    • 12 Preserves, which are sanctuaries for native plants, native animals and unique natural features
    • 26 Greenbelts, which is parkland on creeks and canyons
    • More than 100 miles of hike and bike trails
    • 48 public pools, including 12 wading pools, 6 municipal pools, 2 water playgrounds, 27 neighborhood pools, and Barton Springs
    • 5 public Golf courses
    • Maintenance of 2,000 miles of street right-of ways and blind corners
    • 20 Recreation Centers and 3 Senior Centers
    • 4 Museums, and 2 Art Centers
    • 2 Hillside Theaters

Website

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks

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