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Art-O-Rama 2023 Get Surreal

Published 26 April 2023


Saturday, May 13, 2023
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Dougherty Arts Center’s 4th Annual Art-O-Rama event is taking a seriously surreal turn! Step outside the box and enjoy all things outrageous, fantastical, and renegade.

Summer Jobs Just Got Hotter!

Published 26 April 2023

Summer Jobs

Summer seasonal employees, which include lifeguards and camp counselors, will now be eligible to earn up to an additional $750 throughout the summer at the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. The bonus structure is tied to hours worked, meaning that staff must work a certain number of hours between May 21 and August 12 to be eligible.

The payouts are as follows:

Art On and Off the Wall

Published 18 April 2023

Join the Lamar Senior Center and its Advisory Board for Art On and Off the Wall at 2874 Shoal Crest Ave. on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9:00 4:30 p.m. The 4th Annual 29th Street Art and Skilled Crafts fair highlights the talents of local artists and celebrates the unique, creative perspectives of adult artists 50 years and older. Let's celebrate eclectic art and artists!

Meet Ranger Cameron

Published 6 April 2023

Ranger Cameron

Hello, my name is Cameron Neagli. I’m from Houston, TX and moved to Austin in 2017. I graduated from Texas State University with a B.A. in History and Political Science in 2019. My career in the outdoor industry began when I worked on an AmeriCorps trail crew with Texas Conservation Corps, where we built and maintained trails at TPWD State Parks.

Lifeguarding is the Perfect Summer Job!

Published 6 April 2023


"It truly is the perfect summer job. I continued it through college because there are always lifeguarding vacancies and a flexible schedule is key to jobs in college.” –Nick, Engineering Construction Coordinator

Summer Camps Now Hiring at $20/hour

Published 6 April 2023

Now Hiring at $20 per hour

Austin Parks and Recreation is hiring seasonal summer camp counselors. Pay is now $20.00 per hour. Sick leave is provided for all staff. You must be 18 years or older to apply. Candidates from diverse origins, orientations, identities, and abilities welcomed in the workplace.

Calling All Former Lifeguards

Published 17 January 2023

Did you ever work as a lifeguard? Please take a few minutes to tell us about it. 


Share your experience to inspire the next generation of lifeguards!

PARD Aquatic Division needs to train and hire another 700 lifeguards for the coming swim season. Recruitment is ongoing. 

Part of this year’s recruitment strategy is to talk about how lifeguarding can be a great career steppingstone. 

Winter Basketball League

Published 20 October 2022


The Austin Parks and Recreation Department will begin opening up registration for our upcoming youth winter basketball leagues.