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Parks and Recreation

The City of Austin offers a wide variety of outdoor and indoor recreational opportunities through its Parks and Recreation Department. For complete information on annual programs or the availability of facilities, contact:

Austin Parks & Recreation Office
121 4th Ave NE



RCC Baseball

Austin High School, American Complex Legion, VFW, Austin Youth Baseball, Adult leagues, Lyle/Pacelli High School.

Todd Park Softball Complex
Todd Park North Diamond
2400 11th St. NE
Todd Park South Diamond
1300 21st Ave. NE

Nine fields total in the North and South Complexes. Field number ten, a baseball field, is on the east side of the North Complex. Users include Park & Recreation Adult & Youth leagues, Austin schools and Youth Baseball and various tournaments.

Todd Park Soccer Complex

Three soccer fields in northwest Todd Park. Users include Park & Recreation leagues, traveling soccer teams, adult leagues.

Municipal Pool

A 50-meter, 8-lane pool opened in 1986. Features include a separate diving well, with a 16-ft climbing wall, tot pool & play area, 104-ft waterslide, concession area and bathhouse.

Izaak Walton Cabin

Acquired in the fall of 1996, the facility is used for rentals and in- house programs. Available by reservation only. For special occasions, wedding receptions, family reunions, etc. Call Park & Rec. for more information at 433- 1881.

Veterans Pavilion
104 SW 9 Place

Available by reservations (April 15—October 15 weather permitting) for special occasions, wedding receptions, family reunions, etc. Call Park & Rec. for more information at 433-1881.

East Side Lake Gazebo
Oakland Pl NE

Available by reservations (April 15—October 15 weather permitting) for special occasions, wedding receptions, family reunions, etc. Call Park & Rec. for more information at 433-1881.

Skating Areas & Hockey Rinks

There are 3 outdoor skating areas within the community. The skating season generally runs from December 26 through February 20. Supervised warming houses are located at Kaufman, 6 - 9pm weekdays & 1 - 5, 6 - 9 weekends, Sherman & Galloway, on weekends.

Riverside Arena And Packer Arena

This facility is city owned, maintained by the Street Department and scheduled by the Parks and Rec. Department. The ice season begins in November and continues through mid-March (Packer Arena October - April). Users include the public, Austin Youth Hockey, Austin High School and Riverside Figure Skating Club. The facility is also available for rental, as are tables, chairs and stage. During the non-Ice season they are available for wedding dances, class reunions, conventions, banquets, etc. Contact the Park and Rec. office for more information at 433-1881.

Community Parks




14 Ave. SW

Ballfield, playground

Bandshell Community

9 Place SW

Bandshell, sledding, playground Vets pavillion


16 Ave. NE



11 Ave. SW



6 Ave. NE

Basketball & playground

Driesner North

Oakland Pl. SE

Ballfield, playground

Driesner South

Oakland Pl. SE

Playground, shelter & 9 hold Disc Golf

East Side Lake

Oakland Pl NE

Playground, shelter, boat landing, fishing, gazebo, restroom


2 Ave. SW

Hockey & skating rinks, warming house, playground

Honor Guard

8 St. NE

Resting Bench

Horace Austin

N Main St.

Volleyball court, walking trail, playground, municipal pool & Gazebo


11 Ave. SE

Ballfield, hockey & skating rinks, warming house, playground


S Main St.

Ballfield, playground, rest rooms, shelter w/electricity

Early Morning Lions Park

Oakland Pl. NE

Playground, restroom 2 shelters w/electricity, volleyball court

Murphy Creek

7 St. & 24 Ave NW

Gazebo & playground


13 Ave. NW

Ballfield, playground, shelter

Orchard Creek

16th Ave SW

Gazebo, playground

Rotary Centennial

S Main & 8 Ave SE

Playground, Basketball courts, horseshoe pits & restrooms, gazebo’s


6th Ave. NW

Ballfield, basketball, hockey & skating rinks, warming house, playground, rest rooms, tennis.

Shirley Theel

400 25th St. SW

Soccer field, ballfield, playground, pavilion, restrooms, walking trail

South Grove

4 Drive SW

Ballfield, basketball, playground, shelters, tennis


5th Ave SW



Oakland Pl. SE

Playground, shelter


21st Ave NE

Ballfields, horsehoes, playground, restrooms, shelter w/electricity, volleyball, disk golf, soccer fields


3rd Ave SE

Shoreland restoration


16th Ave NW

Ballfield, playground


606 1st Dr NW

Benches, passive park

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Walking Paths/Bike Trails

At Shirley Theel Memorial Park there is a 1/2- mile path provided by Austin Zontas. The Mill Pond provides a beautiful .88 mile path and is located on North Main Street.

Bike Trail — Mill Pond to Todd Park is 2.1 miles
Mill Pond to Community Park is 2.1 miles

Sand Volleyball Courts
Lions Park
Todd Park by the large Pavillion
Todd Park by the South Complex
Horace Austin Park east of the Municipal Pool

Pet Exercise

  • East of Marcusen Stadium and S. of 9th Ave SE
  • West of St. John’s Church, N of 13th Ave NW & W of 12th St NW
  • N end of Eastside Lake, S of 8th Ave NE from the bridge west


City recreation is responsible for planning, promoting and organizing a comprehensive recreation program for all ages. The philosophy is to provide the most complete recreation programs possible for the greatest number of people at the lowest price. Children’s programs are offered as inexpensively as possible while adult programs are self-supporting. Fall/Winter Programs
Rec. Center
Wall climbing
Youth Volleyball
Youth Basketball
Municipal Swimming Pool
Swim lessons
Adaptive swim lessons
Open swim, lap swim
Special Events
Noon Kiwanis Track meets
Jr. Golf Tournament
Summer Programs
Youth softball
Boys basketball
Girls basketball league
Girls volleyball league
Adult Programs
Youth Activity Center
Located in the Riverside Arena side rooms at 501 2nd Ave NE, use the NE entrance. Youth must be at least 5th grade to enter. Open hours are Sunday 11:30—4 pm, Mon-Thurs 3:30-8 pm, Friday 3:30-10 pm, and Saturday 1-10 pm. Lounge area includes: Computer lab, pool tables, TV’s with dish, surround sound, DVD/VCR, stereo, Nintendo 64, Game Cube, darts, foosball tables, ping pong tables, air hockey and free popcorn! Disk Golf
Located throughout Todd Park with a 27-hole disk golf course. If you are looking for something new and challenging, grab your disc and give the course a try. South Driesner Park also offers an exciting 9 holes. Park Rules
Parks are open from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm. No camping, parking or driving on the grass, no glass, no hitting golf balls. Speed limit is 15 mph.

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