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Hiring Fair for Ages 15+ Free Pizza

Published 11 March 2022

Launch your career with us this spring! We're hiring hundreds of lifeguards, summer camp counselors and other positions starting at $15 per hour. 

Leave No Trace at Spring Festivals

Published 11 March 2022

Spring Fest ATX Mobility Guide

We know people are excited to get outside and be social this spring. Here are just a few things to consider during Spring Festival Season. 

Launch Your Career With Us This Spring

Published 2 March 2022

More Than A Job

It's March and spring is in the air. Maybe you're looking for a new job or seeking to upgrade your existing one? Now is a perfect time for a fresh start at Austin Parks and Recreation! 

Seasonal Passes Resume at Emma Long Park

Published 28 February 2022

Emma Long

The Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) has resumed requiring vehicle and pedestrian passes for entry to Emma Long Metropolitan Park on Friday through Sunday and on holidays.

Summer Camp | Campamento de Verano

Published 19 January 2022

Summer Camp 2022

Austin Parks and Recreation provides accessible, diverse, and inclusive summer camps, and now offers early registration for community participants who qualify for financial aid, adaptive and inclusion support programs. There are camps for youth (ages 5 to 12) and for teens (ages 12 to 15) at select locations.

Alliance Children's Garden

Published 7 January 2022

The Alliance Children’s Garden is a 2-acre play venue within Michael Butler Park that encourages group play, learning and creativity in downtown Austin. The garden design is tailored for children while providing a variety of play and recreational experiences, including promotion of wellness and education for families and visitors of all ages and abilities.The space is divided into four thematic rooms, each reflecting Austin’s unique culture and environment. Learn more at

Waller Creek Boathouse Update

Published 7 January 2022

Project Connect

Join the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department and the Project Connect team to discuss the future of the Waller Creek Boathouse via Zoom on January 12, 2022 at 5 p.m.

The Blue Line, an 8.2-mile light rail transit corridor that would operate from Republic Square to the Airport, will travel downtown in a tunnel and surface at what is currently the Waller Creek Boathouse. Your feedback and input is encouraged.

Austin Civilian Conservation Corps: Earn $15-17/hour No Experience Needed

Published 20 December 2021

Have you been economically impacted by COVID-19? Do you live in Austin? American Youthworks is looking for crew members and leaders ages 18-35 to join their team beginning in January of 2022!

Earn $15–$17/hour and get health insurance. No experience is needed. Uniforms and Personal Protective Equipment will be provided. All skills levels are encouraged to apply.