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.

​​​​​​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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Youth Sports

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

  • Toddler Sports


 Therapeutic Recreation

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

Dottie Jordan Recreation Center is now the second location of the Good Neighbor Adventure Club (GNAC) which is a recreation based adult day program for individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. The program provides opportunities to improve social interaction skills, develop peer relationships, learn lifetime leisure skills and build the self-confidence necessary for a high quality of life. This program is currently accepting applications!

Good Neighbor Adventure Club (GNAC) Flyer

Good Neighbor Adventure Club (GNAC) Brochure

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.

  • Movie in the Park Series
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Beast of the East
  • Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt
  • Family Pumpkin Carving

Senior Community Garden

The Community Garden at Dottie Jordan Recreation Center

Are YOU interested in growing your own vegetables, making new friends, or learning how to garden?
Come learn how YOU can be a part of starting a garden right in YOUR neighborhood.
Share YOUR thoughts at one of Dottie Jordan’s Senior Community Garden input sessions.

Dottie Jordan Recreation Center Staff

Supervisor: Benjamin Rustenhaven

Program Coordinator: John Harros

Program Coordinator: Alex Dominguez, CTRS

Program Specialist: Katie Mikulcik, CTRS

Program Instructor: Robert Reed