Dittmar Recreation center promotes individual and community wellness that enhances the quality of life by unleashing the human potential through services and programs that meet the emotional, social and physical needs of the far South Austin community.

This 12.6 acre park is bordered on the north by Dittmar Road, on the south and west by South Boggy Creek, and on the east, private property. Park amenities include a 6,405 square foot recreation center, which has a multi-purpose room, a dance/assembly room, and rooms specifically designed for teen and pre-k aged participants.  The park also includes a 13,368 square foot gymnasium with basketball/volleyball courts, a weight room, and shower facilities. Outdoor amenities include a jogging trail, two playing fields, playscape, and on outdoor swimming pool which varies in depth from 3 to 11 feet.

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department purchased the land in 1985 with funds approved from a 1982 bond election; for A. B. Dittmar Park, named for Adolph Barnhart Dittmar, who once owned and ran a large dairy farm on the land.  A. B. Dittmar Recreation Center opened in the summer of 1988 to provide Far South Austin citizens summer day camp programs, a variety of leisure classes, swimming, track and field, and an outdoor basketball facility.

​​​​​​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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Out-Of-School Time Youth Programs

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.

Toddler Programs

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.

Youth Sports

The Parks and Recreation Department Co-Ed Youth Sports are structures to be safe, recreational league aimed at beginner to intermediate players.

 

Teen Programs

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

 

    Adult and 50+ Programs 

    The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of 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

    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 Weightroom Hours

    Gym Front Desk: (512)974-6096

    Weight Room Hours: Monday-Friday: 12pm-9pm; Saturday: 10am-2pm and Sunday: 10am-4pm

     

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