Danny G. McBeth Recreation Center and Annex provides social opportunities through quality programs that challenge, support and teach leisure skills for the citizens of Austin with differing abilities. The center offers year-round programs for youth, teens, and adults.

The center was named after Danny G. McBeth who was active in advocating for rights and services for individuals with disabilities. The site has been providing inclusive and adaptive programs since February 1986.

Amenities of this fully accessible center include a large meeting room, two activity rooms, ceramics room, kitchen/craft room, game room, exercise room, outdoor picnic areas, walking track accessible playscape and sand play area. McBeth Recreation Center is located in Zilker Park and has direct access to the Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail.

​​​​​​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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McBeth Playground

Youth and Teen+ Programs

McBeth JudoYouth and teen+ programs for children who need additional assistance are offered throughout the year. These programs include afterschool explorers, and day camps during school breaks spring, summer, and winter. All youth and teen+ programs offer a staff to participant ratio of 1:4. Youth programs are for designed for individuals ages 6 to 12, and teen+ programs are designed for participants ages 13-22.

Adult Programs

McBeth GNAC programMcBeth Recreation Center offers therapeutic recreation enrichment programs for adults with varying needs. The center is the founding location of the Good Neighbor Adventure Club (GNAC) adult day program. GNAC provides daily opportunities for adults with disabilities to have fun while developing leisure and social skills. Additional outreach programs include Grub Club, Warrior Fitness Club, recreation bowling, and dances every third Saturday. We are constantly offering new programs, so please call to learn what’s next!

McBeth Adaptive SportsMcBeth Special Olympics competitorsMcBeth Adaptive Sports provides individuals of all abilities the opportunity to improve sports skills, build confidence, and engage with peers and to participate in Special Olympics Texas area and state competitions. Current sports vary throughout the year with the Special Olympics Texas competition schedule. Go Warriors!

Sports include:

  • Basketball
  • Bocce
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Powerlifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

SOTX Registration and Medical Form

Staff

Site Supervisor: Sara Carlson, CTRS
Program Coordinator:  Evan Kessler, CTRS
Program Specialist: Mario Venters, CTRS
Program Specialist: Miranda Candia, CTRS
Program Specialist: Vacant
Program Instructor: Kelsey Hamilton, CTRS
Program Instructor: Lee Ann Tacchi