Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center is a Capital Improvement Project approved by voters in the 1992 Bond Election. The center is named in honor of General Ignacio Zaragoza, commander of the Mexican forces that routed the French Army on Cinco de Mayo in 1862 in the Battle of Puebla. General Zaragoza was born in what is now Goliad, Texas. Suggestions from the neighborhood incorporated into this project include outdoor restrooms accessible from the park. Construction of the project was a cooperative effort of the Department of Public Works and Transportation, and Austin Parks and Recreation Department at a cost of $2.3 million.  The new center held its grand opening on May 5, 1996, during the Cinco de Mayo celebration. In 2017, Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park was awarded the Lone Stare Legacy Park Award through the Texas Recreation & Park Society.

 

 

Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center Video Tour

 

 

Online Registration Portal

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Out-Of-School Time Youth Programs

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.

  • Afterschool Kids Club       
  • Camp Days and Spring Break Camp
  • Youth Summer Camp

Youth Sports

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department offers year-round co-ed youth sports that teach 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

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

  • Afterschool Pick-up
  • Teen Turn Ups
  • Friday Night Hoops
  • Totally Cool Totally Art (TCTA)

Toddler Programs

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.

  • Toddler Fundamentals and Fun League

Community and Special Events

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 Weightroom Hours

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Open Play Basketball (20 person max): Tuesday -6;30pm - 8:30pm & Wednesday- 11am - 2pm

Weight Room (3 participant max): Monday- Friday 11am-2pm

 

Facility and Grounds Rental Information

User Guide and Rental Agreement

Video Tour of Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center


Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center Staff

George Freeman Jr. Recreation Supervisor

Manuel Villalobos Program Specialist

Jarvis Smith Program Specialist

Gretchen Smith Administrative Associate

Gabriel Bruzon Building & Grounds Assistant