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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.



Online registration link.

Forms and Documents

Out-Of-School Time Youth Programs

Kids having fun going through an obstacle course.

The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to offering programs that foster Youth Development in a safe and caring environment. We believe in creating opportunities for youth that expose them to critical thinking and leadership development while helping explore interest through enhancements, arts, and active play. Come and experience the spectrum of opportunities with the Parks and Recreation Youth Programs.

Youth Sports

Youth kids playing soccer.

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department offers year-round co-ed youth sports that fundamentals and stress sportsmanship. Our seasonal leagues provide a safe recreational setting structured for a beginner to intermediate player. Lead by volunteer coaches, games are noncompetitive in order to emphasize teamwork and physical fitness.

  • Youth Fall Soccer
  • Youth Spring Soccer
  • Ready, Set, Play

Tween Programs

Teens swimming.

The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to offering programs that encourage Youth Development through outdoor exploration, the arts, critical thinking, and leadership development.

Adult and Varsity Generation

Seniors making a wood project.

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of Senior 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.



  • Austin International Folk Dance
  • Austin Ballroom Dance
  • Austin Barn Dance
  • Csardas (Hungarian) Dance
  • Austin English Country Dancers

Culture and Arts

  • Life Drawing
  • Central Texas Wood Carvers
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Group
  • Poetry Study Group
  • Ukulele Group
  • Lifetime Learning Institute Recorder Class

Community and Special Events

People dancing at a community event.

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.

  • Hancock Neighborhood Association
  • Gingerbread House Contest
  • Holly Jolly Jamboree and Toy Drive
  • Summer Forever Festival

Hancock Recreation Center Staff


Rick Kocian Site Supervisor

Rosa Ramirez Program Specialist

Jay Heinrich Program Specialist

Lucrecia White Administrative Assistant

Reynaldo Guerrero Building and Grounds Assistant


Facility and Grounds Rental Information

User Guide and Rental Agreement (PDF) 

Video Tour of Hancock Recreation Center

Facility Closures Calendar (PDF)