The Dove Springs Recreation Center (DSRC) opened its doors on March 28, 1998 to provide citizens of the Dove Springs community recreational and educational resources. The 18,000 square foot center contains a full court gymnasium, weight room, arts and crafts room/computer lab, class room, dance studio, and meeting rooms.

With funding allocated from the 2012 GO Bond, the Parks and Recreation Department is currently renovating and adding new space to meet the desires for expanded programming. The building renovation and expansion project, which started in Summer 2018, will be integrated with improvements to the park and playscape, which opened in Spring 2015. The project is expected to be complete in early Fall 2019.

Dove Springs Recreation Center

Project Updates

Construction for this project began on July 23, 2018 and progress continues today. Renovations on the interior include the addition of a commercial kitchen, a mobile study area, reconfiguration of staff spaces and improvements to building systems & finishes. The expansion of the Recreation Center includes a new dance and fitness studio and covered porch which opens toward the park playscape. Progress photos will periodically be added to this site.

Dove Springs Recreation Center construction photo showing the framing going up with a beautiful cloud-filled sky in the background.

During this time, some recreation programs will be relocated to nearby facilities. For up to date information on programming arrangements, click here, or contact staff at 512-974-3840.

Community Engagement

The community input phase of this project has closed, and the construction phase is underway. Previous public meetings are as follows:

Update 3: Design Status Briefing
Thursday, August 25th, 2016 - 6:30pm
Dove Springs Recreation Center
Click here to view the update presentation.

Update 2: Schematic Design posted at Recreation Center
Saturday, April 30th, 2016
During the Cinco de Mayo event, get a glimpse of the schematic plans for the upcoming renovation and expansion to the Recreation Center! Boards are currently on display in the Recreation Center lobby. If you have any questions or comments, please email the project team. Click here to view schematic plans.

Update 1: Project Update Meeting
October 21, 2015 – 12pm
Dove Springs Recreation Center

Community Open House & Workshop #3 – November 19th, 2014

During this meeting the architect presented their analysis of the opportunities and constraints posed by the building expansion, and reviewed several conceptual recommendations. Please click through the slides in Presentation 2 to review the concepts that were discussed and will be explored further.

Community Open House & Workshop #2 – September 18, 2014

After presenting the architect’s analysis of the current building’s function, we asked the community to work in small groups to prioritize the types of spaces they would most like to see within the Recreation Center expansion. While each group came up with a unique solution, the community was in agreement that they would like to see an instructional kitchen as part of the expanded program of the center. Click the links below to see the diagram and notes that each group compiled.

Community Open House & Workshop #1 – May 28th, 2014


The DSRC will be closed for the duration of the construction period. During closure to the facility, access to the trails, playscape, pool, sports fields, and other open-space amenities will remain open. For up to date information on programming arrangements, click here.

Periodic updates will be provided as construction milestones are reached. If you would like to subscribe to periodic construction updates, please email at the link below and request to be added to the contact list.

Contact Us

For more information, please email the project team for more information.