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Delores Duffie Recreation Center now sits in the middle of the old Bertram-Huppertz place, which Rudolph Bertram acquired in 1875. The older portion of the building was the residence of Mr. Bertram who was a local store-owner in 1921; 17 acres were sold to the City of Austin after Charles Huppertz, Mr. Bertram's son-in-law died. In 1929, an after-school playground and Center program began at Delores Duffie. The Parks and Recreation Department developed the land and park in the 1930's. Tennis courts, picnic area, bandstand, baseball field and open spaces were available to the public. In 2019, Rosewood Neighborhood Park was awarded the Lone Stare Legacy Park Award through the Texas Recreation & Park Society.

 

Delores Duffie Recreation Center Virtual Tour Video

 

 

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Out-Of-School Time Youth Programs

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The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to offering programs that foster Youth Development in a safe and caring environment. We believe in creating opportunities for youth that expose them to critical thinking and leadership development while helping explore interest through enhancements, arts, and active play. Come and experience the spectrum of opportunities with the Parks and Recreation Youth Programs.

Youth Sports

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The Austin Parks and Recreation Department offers year-round co-ed youth sports that teach fundamentals and stress sportsmanship. Our seasonal leagues provide a safe recreational setting structured for a beginner to intermediate player. Lead by volunteer coaches, games are noncompetitive in order to emphasize teamwork and physical fitness. 

  • Youth Sports 2021-2022 Sports Guide 
  • Basketball 
  • Soccer (PDF)
  • Football

Teen Programs

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The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to offering programs that encourage Youth Development through outdoor exploration, the arts, critical thinking, and leadership development.

Toddler Programs

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The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to offering programs that foster Youth Development in a safe and caring environment. We believe in creating opportunities to help explore interest through enhancements, arts, and active play.

Adult and 50+ Programs 

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The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of Senior Programs and Services for adults and people 50 years of age and older. We are committed to providing an environment that encourages active and healthy lifestyles through recreational and educational programs and services.

Community and Special Events

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The Parks and Recreation Department provides opportunities for families, friends and neighbors to come together and socialize, meet new people, enhance existing relationships, and create community.

Open Play and Hours

Open Play Basketball: Tuesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Open Play Volleyball: Thursday 6:00pm - 9:00pm

 

 

Facility and Grounds Rental Information

User Guide and Rental Agreement

Video Tour of Delores Duffie Recreation Center


Delores Duffie Recreation Center Staff

Claudia Rocha Recreation Supervisor

Mark Valadez Program Coordinator

Jennifer Perez Program Specialist

Mariah Silva Program Specialist

Margarita Flores Program Instructor

Delores Spears Program Instructor

Mario Rojas Building & Grounds Assistant

Yvonne Walker Reservation Agent

Rosewood Neighborhood Park

  • Delores Duffie Recreation Center, Youth/Teen Programs, Totally Cool Totally Art, Ceramics, Dance, Computer Lab - Phone: (512) 978-2465
  • Doris Miller Auditorium, Youth/Adult Sports, Fitness Programs - 2300 Rosewood Avenue.  Phone: (512) 476-4118
  • Britton, Durst, Howard & Spence Building (Chestnut Community Center) 1183 Chestnut Avenue.  Reservations, Phone: (512) 480-0654
  • Lampkin Pavilion 1182 N. Pleasant Valley
  • Rosewood Neighborhood Pool, 1182 Pleasant Valley
  • Rosewood Splash Pad, 1182 Pleasant Valley