The Austin Parks and Recreation Department offers after school programs for the community that foster youth development in a safe and caring environment. Our goal is to create opportunities for Kindergarten (5 years old) -12 years old to engage in critical thinking and exercise decision-making skills. The four core components of our after school programs include a healthy snack, active play, enrichment and homework help.

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 2:45-6:00pm, except on City of Austin or school holidays. For more information or to register, please contact a center near you. Below is a list of centers and the schools they serve by area:

North Austin (Center/School Pick Up Locations)

Gus Garcia Recreation Center Barrington Elementary, Graham Elementary, Harmony Elementary, and Hart Elementary
Hancock Recreation Center Lee Elementary and Maplewood Elementary
Northwest Recreation Center Gullett Elementary, Brentwood Elementary, and Lamar Middle School
Turner Roberts Recreation Center Volma Overton Elementary 
Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center Pickle Elementary 

Central Austin (Center/School Pick Up Locations)

Givens Recreation Center Ortega Elementary, Sims/Norman Elementary, Oak Springs Elementary, and Blakshear Elementary
Rodolfo "Rudy" Mendez Recreation Center Metz Elementary, Sanchez Elementary, and UT Elementary
Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan Am Recreation Center UT Elementary and Zavala Elementary
Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center Blackshear Elementary, Brooke Elementary and Govalle Elementary
Delores Duffie Recreation Center Maplewood Elementary and Campbell Elementary 

South Austin (Center/School Pick Up Locations)

Dittmar Recreation Center Casey Elementary, Cowan Elementary, Kocurek Elementary, and Williams Elementary
Dougherty Arts Center Zilker Elementary
George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center Palm Elementary, Perez Elementary, and Widen Elementary
McBeth Recreation Center  AISD Special Education Services (Therapeutic Afterschool Program - R.I.S.E.)
Montopolis Recreation Center Allison Elementary, Baty Elementary, and IDEA Montopolis
South Austin Recreation Center Galindo Elementary and Zilker Elementary
Program Documents and Forms

Participation Guidelines and Essential Eligibility - English (PDF)

Participation Guidelines and Essential Eligibility - Spanish (PDF)

Youth Registration Form - English  (PDF)

Youth Registration Form - Spanish (PDF)

Youth Financial Assistance - English  (PDF)

Youth Financial Assistance - Spanish  (PDF)    

Child Care Ordinance (PDF)

Youth Programs 2021/2022 Parent Handbook  - English (PDF)

Youth Programs 2021/2022 Parent Handbook - Spanish (PDF)


Afterschool Meal Program