Metz Recreation Center offers a wide variety of programs for youth, adults, seniors as well as fun community events throughout the year. Youth programs include After School Program, Girl Scouts (Troop 2407), youth sport clinics and leagues, Toddler sport programs, out-of-school-time camps, summer camp and more! Adult programs include a FREE Seniors program for 50+ adults, Coed and women’s kickball, sport leagues and tournaments, ceramics classes and a FREE core exercise class. Metz also offers Teen Camp for teens ages 12-15 during the summer. Community events include Movie under the Stars during the summer, Community Easter Egg Hunt, Cinco De Mayo Fiesta, 4th of July Celebration, Community Halloween Carnival, Dog Extravaganza, Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Night Before Christmas with Santa and Youth Valentines Dance. One event every month to bring the community together for a good time at the park! The original land on which Metz Recreation Center is located was acquired by a bond purchase in 1933. The present center opened in 1972 and is named after the school district in which it is located. The existing facility was built in 1972 through matching funds from the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation and Model Cities funds. The facility includes a main building, playground, outdoor stage, tennis court, covered outdoor basketball court, picnic tables, and is located just off the Hike & Bike Trail. In 1978, Martin Junior High facilities were acquired as a satellite facility. Satellite facilities adjacent to Festival Beach include tennis courts and lighted ball fields. In 1982, Austin voters gave approval for the expansion of facilities through the Capital Improvements Program.

Renaming Metz Recreation Center

City Council has initiated the process for renaming Metz Recreation Center to Rodolfo "Rudy" Mendez Recreation Center. Learn more and provide feedback here (en español). Comment period ends May 3, 2020.

Metz Recreation Center

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

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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.

  • Afterschool Kids Club         
  • Parents Night Out
  • Camp Days and Spring Break Camp
  • Boredom Busters
  • Youth Summer Camp
  • Girl Scouts Troop 2407
  • Cookies & Milk
  • Skate Crew

 

Youth Sports

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

 

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.

  • Archery
  • Paint & Jam
  • Summer Camp
  • Teen Turn Ups
  • Friday Night Hoops
  • Totally Cool Totally Art (TCTA)

 

Toddler 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 to help explore interest through enhancements, arts, and active play.

  • Toddler Fundamentals and Fun League

 

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.

  • Energetic Seniors Program (50+)
  • Coed and Women's Kickball
  • Ceramics Class
  • Core Class (Free!)

 

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.

 


Metz Recreation Center Staff

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