Northwest Recreation Center offers year round activities and programs for youth and adults as well as sports leagues and special events. The beautifully remodeled center contains: full court gymnasium, fitness studio, arts and crafts room, meeting room, multi-purpose room, teen room and a lobby with free WiFi, ping pong, chess and foosball. Located on the grounds are: play scape, large grassy field, sand volleyball court, five disc golf baskets, horseshoe pit, and picnic tables.

Northwest Recreation Center opened in 1979 and was named for the area of town for which it is located. In 2006, Austin voters approved Proposition 3 – Parks and Parkland bond, issuing $84.7 million to construct, renovate, improve and equip public parks, recreation centers, natural areas and related facilities. Among those was the expansion and improvement of Northwest Recreation Center. The project included additional 7,500 sq ft to expand the center with modern amenities accommodating the growing Northwest Austin community. The center reopened its doors after renovations on July 9th, 2011 to a larger “green” facility located in Northwest Austin near the corner of Northland Drive (2222) and Mopac (Loop 1).

 

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Out-Of-School Time Youth Programs

Kids paddling on a river.

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

Kids celebrating after a winning a game.

 

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. 

 

Teen Programs

Teens posing for a picture after a hike.

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

 

Toddler Program

Toddlers playing

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 to help explore interest through enhancements, arts, and active play.

Adult and 50+ Programs

Seniors taking a yoga class.

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs 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.

Community and Special Events

Familie having a fun time playing at different booths at Northwest Halloween 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.

 

Open Play and Weight Room Hours

Northwest weight room.

Open Gym Play and Weight Room. 

  • Open Play Basketball - Saturdays 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Open Play Pickleball - Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30am - 1:30pm 
  • Weight Room - Availability varies. Please call ahead. 512-974-6972
Facility and Grounds Rental Information

User Guide and Rental Agreement (PDF) 

Video Tour of Northwest Recreation Center

 

 


Northwest Recreation Center Staff

Clay Shelton  Site Supervisor

Program Specialist

Erik Granados Program Specialist

Manuel Puente Administrative Associate

Scott Allen Building and Grounds