Austin Parks and Recreation Department provides opportunities wherein all individuals are accepted, included and welcomed to participate, play and recreate together. Individuals interested in additional services are encouraged to request modifications to participate in our programs. The Inclusion Unit embraces the diversity that defines Austin. We encourage all, no matter their ability, disability, sexual orientation, race, gender identity, veteran status, color, national origin, sex, age, income status or religion to reach out to us so that we may assist you in participating in recreational activities in Austin PARD. The Inclusion unit strives to create safe and supportive environments for ALL in our recreation programs, activities, experiences and natural spaces.
The Inclusion unit provides training and resources for all department staff members and modifies programs, as needed, to create inclusive environments. The CTRS staff of the Inclusion unit implement individual participant modification plans to create a successful, fun and positive recreation experience. Throughout the year, the Inclusion Unit provides support for PARD participants in Summer Camp, After School Programs, senior centers and community recreation center senior program, nature-based and cultural arts programs. For more information, or to request services from the Inclusion Unit, please call 512-974-3914