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City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Seniors


Parks and Recreation Department200 S. Lamar Blvd.Austin, TX 78704 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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.


The Austin Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of programs for children, adults and seniors through our parks and trails, recreation centers, senior activity centers, cultural centers and museums and art and history.

The Parks and Recreation Department connects Austinites to the places they love. From youth programming to Austin’s premier public spaces such as Zilker Park and Barton Springs pool, our department helps to share 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.


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