Hancock Recreation Center offers youth programs for ages 3-13 including a Tiny Tot Program, After School Program, camp days, and summer camps for youth and teens. 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 a basketball court, covered playground, picnic tables and a small sports field.
The center was named after Lewis Hancock who brought golf to Austin in 1889. He along with 69 other Austinities 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 while their new facility was being built. In 1951, the land was designated as dedicated park land and the building and golf course became open for use by the citizens of Austin.