(NOTICE 11/21/2023) Givens Recreation Center Gymnasium is closed for maintenance. Programing has been temporarily relocated to other sites.
Since 1979, Givens Recreation Center has been serving the vibrant and historic community of East Austin. Located in the heart of the eastside, both the recreation center and the 40-acre park it resides in are named in memory of the legacy of Dr. Everett H. Givens (1888-1962), dentist, World War I veteran, and beloved civic leader. Givens Recreation Center continues Dr. Givens’ work by creating opportunities for all Austinites to take part in City of Austin programs and services and providing access to recreational facilities including a full-size gymnasium, multipurpose room, kitchen facility, weight room, and game room/lobby. The recreation center offers enriching programming for toddlers, youth, teens, and adults, as well as special holiday events for the community. The extensive park grounds are home to the Martin Banks Pavilion, two lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic tables, playscape, multipurpose field, and a softball field while the pool is currently being renovated. District 1