Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center offers programs which focus on cultural and athletic activities for youth, adult sports and leisure activities, teen activities, Totally Cool Totally Art and special events. Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center is a Capital Improvement Project approved by voters in the 1992 Bond Election. The center is named in honor of General Ignacio Zaragoza, commander of the Mexican forces that routed the French Army on Cinco de Mayo in 1862 in the Battle of Puebla. General Zaragoza was born in what is now Goliad, Texas.  Suggestions from the neighborhood incorporated into this project include outdoor restrooms accessible from the park. Construction of the project was a cooperative effort of the Department of Public Works and Transportation, and Austin Parks and Recreation Department at a cost of $2.3 million.  The new center held its grand opening on May 5, 1996, during the Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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         
  • Camp Days and Spring Break Camp
  • Youth Summer Camp

Youth Sports

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

  • Co-Ed Youth Soccer and Basketball

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 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

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.

Open Play and Weightroom Hours

Open Play Basketball: Monday - Thursday 11am - 3pm; Friday 1pm - 3pm

Weight Room Hours: Hours of Operation

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