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.

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 | AustinTexas.gov 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. 

 

 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.

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

 

Program Documents and Forms

Virtual Programs Release Form (PDF)

Adult Registration Form (PDF)

Facility and Grounds Rental Information

User Guide and Rental Agreement


Dottie Jordan Recreation Center Staff

 Evan Kessler, CTRS Acting Site Supervisor

 Alex Dominguez, CTRS Program Coordinator

 Katie Mikulcik, CTRS Program Specialist