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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.

​​​​​​COVID-19 Programming Participation Guidelines

Our top priority remains the safety, health and well-being of all participants, staff and the Austin Community. Please continue to remain vigilant and take all necessary steps to ensure you and your family remain healthy and are reducing the risk of illness across the Parks and Recreation Department and at home.  We are grateful for your participation in our programs and services. For more information on the symptoms of COVID-19 and resources to keep you safe, please visit COVID-19 in Austin | or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC.

To view our current modified guidelines and procedures visit the Forms and Documents page. 


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Therapeutic Summer Camp 2022

Therapeutic Summer Camp 2022


Adult Therapeutic Recreation Programs:

Therapeutic Recreation Services Registration

Adult Therapeutic Recreation Programs Flyer


The McBeth Accessible Playscape

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 Sports

McBeth 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


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