The Austin Parks and Recreation Department offers after school programs for the community that foster youth development in a safe and caring environment. Our goal is to create opportunities for Kindergarten (5 years old) -12 years old to engage in critical thinking and exercise decision-making skills. The four core components of our after school programs include a healthy snack, active play, enrichment and homework help.

Afterschool Meal Program

Registration is Required for all Youth Programs          

Youth Registration and Waiver Form   |   Child Care Ordinance

Parent Handbook - English   |   Parent Handbook - Spanish

After school programs are held at Recreation Centers and the Dougherty Arts Center. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 2:45-6:00pm, except on City of Austin or school holidays. For more information or to register, please contact a center near you. Below is a list of centers and the schools they serve by area:

North Austin (Center/School Pick Up Locations)

Gus Garcia Recreation Center Barrington Elementary, Graham Elementary, Harmony Elementary, and Hart Elementary
Hancock Recreation Center Lee Elementary and Maplewood Elementary
Northwest Recreation Center Gullett Elementary and Brentwood Elementary
Turner Roberts Recreation Center Volma Overton Elementary, Barbara Jordan Elementary, and Oak Meadows Elementary 
Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center Pickle Elementary 

Central Austin (Center/School Pick Up Locations)

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. Metz Elementary, Sanchez Elementary, and Zavala Elementary
Givens Recreation Center Ortega Elementary, Sims Elementary, and Pecan Springs
Metz Recreation Center Metz Elementary, Sanchez Elementary, UT Elementary, and Pease Elementary 
Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan Am Recreation Center UT Elementary and Zavala Elementary
Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center Blackshear Elementary, Brooke Elementary and Govalle Elementary
Delores Duffie Recreation Center Maplewood Elementary and Pease Elementary 

South Austin (Center/School Pick Up Locations)

Dittmar Recreation Center Casey Elementary, Cowan Elementary, Kocurek Elementary, and Williams Elementary
Dougherty Arts Center Becker Elementary, Mathews Elementary, and Zilker Elementary
Dove Springs Recreation Center Palm Elementary, Perez Elementary, and Widen Elementary
McBeth Recreation Center  AISD Special Needs Route Service
Montopolis Recreation Center Allison Elementary, Baty Elementary, and IDEA Montopolis
South Austin Recreation Center Galindo Elementary and Zilker Elementary