The Dottie Jordan Recreation Center offers activities for youth, teens, and senior citizens,including Therapeutic Recreation programs for teens and adults with disabilities. The park consists of a multi-use field, a playscape, two-lighted tennis courts, a lighted basketball court, a walking trail, one multi-purpose room, kitchen/computer lab area, a community garden, and a swimming pool.

Named after an AISD orchestra teacher, Dottie Jordan lived across the street and died in March 1973 at the age of 32. Interested in the park, Miss Jordan first spoke to City Council in 1972 when the park was threatened with a plan to build condominiums. The City of Austin purchased the 11.5 acres of parkland that comprises the Dottie Jordan Park in November, 1973.


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Therapeutic Recreation Programs

Since Spring 2020, Dottie Jordan Recreation Center has been offering Therapeutic Recreation programs for adults with differing abilities. These therapeutic programs are designed by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) and facilitated by our team of trained therapeutic Activity Specialists to ensure a meaningful and successful leisure experience.


The Capital City Explorers Program

Individuals on adaptive bikes


Enjoy what Austin has to offer with Capital City Explorers! We are an adaptive active traveling program that is open to all community members 21+ or out of school. The program operates in 10 week sessions and meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am-4pm. Please contact Alex Dominguez for more information.


Inclusive Adult Enrichment Programs

Try It Out Tuesdays

Come join us Tuesday evenings from 5-6:30p. This program is open to adult 18+ and runs in 4 weeks sessions. Each 4 weeks the program will focus on a new theme from bread making, cake decorating and sowing to name a few. The cost of the program is $15 for the entire 4 week session. Please contact Christel Massaad for more information.

Tuesdays 5-6:30p

Try It Tuesday


Warrior Fitness Program 

Lets get moving! Come join us for a fun 5 week session of fitness. The program is open to individuals 18+ and the cost of the program is $15 for the entire 5 week session. Each class will focus on low impact, core strength, flexibility and resistance training. Please contact Alex Dominguez for more information.

Warrior Fitness


Adaptive Bowling

Dottie Jordan Recreation is offering a bowling club at the Millennium youth entertainment complex located at 1156 Hargrave St. Austin, TX 78702. The club will meet on Wednesdays from 4-6pm and each session will last 10 weeks. Bowlers are responsible for the game and shoe rental fees of $4.50 per game and the PARD registration fee is $15 for residents and $20 for non residents.

Adaptive Bowling


Inclusive Youth Enrichment Programs

Grow Together

The program is offered for ages 3-5 and is a great opportunity for children to socialize and explore all that Dottie Jordan has to offer. Each day has a different theme to enhance youth development and will be utilizing the newly renovated center as well as the brand-new playground. The cost of the program is $25 for the entire 6-week session. Please contact Christel Massaad for more information.

Thursdays 3:30p-5pm

Grow Together


Open Play

Come drop into Dottie Jordan on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5:30pm and try out our new interactive toys and games. Adult supervision is required for all individuals under the age of 16. 

Mondays and Wednesdays 4-5:30p 



Open Pickleball

Dottie Jordan will be offering open pickleball on Thursdays from 3-7p. The tennis courts will be reserved and marked for pickleball. Equipment including nets, paddles and balls are available for check out at the front desk. Please contact 512-978-2380 for more information.

Thursdays 3-7pm at the Dottie Jordan tennis courts


Inclusive Community Events

Dottie Jordan Recreation center fosters a thriving and inclusive community through diverse year round events hosted in the Dottie Jordan Neighborhood park. Current events offered include, movies in the parks, adaptive field day, Halloween event and more to come!

  • Movies in the Park
  • Adaptive Field Day
  • Holiday Spectacular


Movie in the park




Facility and Grounds Rental Information

FY23 Dottie Jordan Recreation Center Rental Packet.pdf

Dottie Jordan Recreation Center Staff

Evan Kessler, CTRS Site Supervisor

Alex Dominguez, CTRS Program Coordinator

Katie Mikulcik, CTRS Program Specialist

Christel Massaad, CTRS Program Specialist

Linda Rico Building & Grounds Assistant