Hancock Recreation Center offers youth programs for ages 3-13 including a Tiny Tot Program, After School Program, camp days, and summer camps for youth and teens. Hancock Recreation sits in the middle of the beautiful Hancock Golf Course. The recreation center features a ballroom with hardwood floors, a kitchen, and three classrooms. Located on the grounds are a basketball court, covered playground, picnic tables and a small sports field.

The center was named after Lewis Hancock who brought golf to Austin in 1889. He along with 69 other Austinities formed the Austin Country Club. In 1946, the Austin Country Club found the need to move and sold the clubhouse and property to the City of Austin. The Country Club remained on site until 1951 while their new facility was being built. In 1951, the land was designated as dedicated park land and the building and golf course became open for use by the citizens of Austin.

Per the COVID-19 Mayoral declaration, the Center is closed to the public effective Monday, March 16th .  Please check the Closure page for update.

 

Virtual Programs

Stay Active with Austin Parks and Recreation’s online Virtual Programing!

Stay Playful with our Virtual Afterschool Clubs:

Register Online

 

Out-Of-School Time Youth Programs

The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to offering programs that foster Youth Development in a safe and caring environment. We believe in creating opportunities for youth that expose them to critical thinking and leadership development while helping explore interest through enhancements, arts, and active play. Come and experience the spectrum of opportunities with the Parks and Recreation Youth Programs.

  • After School Program
  • School Year Camp Days
  • Youth Summer Camp
  • Teen Summer Camp
  • Teen Club
  • Parents' Night Out
  • Youth Karate

Youth Sports

The Parks and Recreation Department Co-Ed Youth Sports are structures to be safe, recreational league aimed at beginner to intermediate players.

  • Youth Spring Soccer
  • Youth Fall Soccer
  • Toddler Sports FUNdamentals

Teen Programs

The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to offering programs that encourage Youth Development through outdoor exploration, the arts, critical thinking, and leadership development.

  • Teen Summer Program
  • Teen Club

Toddler Programming

The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to offering programs that foster Youth Development in a safe and caring environment. We believe in creating opportunities to help explore interest through enhancements, arts, and active play.

  • Tiny Tots Program
  • Toddler Sports FUNdamentals 

Adult and 50+ Programs 

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs and services for adults and people 50 years of age and older. We are committed to providing an environment that encourages active and healthy lifestyles through recreational and educational programs and services.

Fitness

  • Nia
  • Fit-N-Fun
  • Mid-day Yoga
  • Awareness Through Movement
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly Group

Dance

  • Austin International Folk Dance
  • Austin Ballroom Dance
  • Austin Barn Dance
  • Csardas (Hungarian) Dance
  • Scandinavian Dance
  • Austin English Country Dancers

Culture and Arts

  • Life Drawing
  • Central Texas Wood Carvers
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Group
  • Poetry Study Group
  • Tuesday Ukes

Community and Special Events

 

The Parks and Recreation Department provides opportunities for families, friends and neighbors to come together and socialize, meet new people, enhance existing relationships, and create community.

  • Holiday Candlelight Trail
  • Hancock Neighborhood Association

Program Documents and Forms

Virtual Programs Release Form (PDF)

Adult Registration Form (PDF)

Youth Registration Form (PDF)

Youth Financial Assistance - English (PDF)

Youth Financial Assistance - Spanish (PDF)

Parent Handbook - English (PDF)

Parent Handbook - Spanish (PDF)

Facility and Grounds Rental Information

User Guide and Rental Agreement (PDF)

Facility Closures Calendar (PDF)


Hancock Recreation Center Staff

Rick Kocian Site Supervisor

Rosa Ramirez Program Specialist

Denise Cavanaugh Program Specialist

Lucrecia White Administrative Associate

Reynaldo Guerrero Building and Grounds Assistant