Hancock Recreation Center offers youth programs for ages 5-13 including After School Programs, Camp Days, and Summer Camps. Hancock Recreation sits in the middle of the beautiful Hancock Golf Course. The recreation center features a ballroom with hardwood floors, a kitchen, and three classrooms. Located on the grounds are an outdoor basketball court, a covered playground, picnic tables, and a small sports field. The basketball court is reserved for the After School Program from 3-6pm. During School Year Camp Days and Summer Camp, the court is reserved from 7:30am-6pm. The sports field is reserved for practices and games during Youth Soccer Fall and Spring Soccer Seasons.
The center was named after Lewis Hancock who brought golf to Austin in 1889. He along with 69 other Austinites formed the Austin Country Club. In 1946, the Austin Country Club found the need to move and sold the clubhouse and property to the City of Austin. The Country Club remained on site until 1951 when their new facility was being built. In 1951, the land was designated as dedicated parkland and the building and golf course became open for use by the citizens of Austin.