FREE Drop-In Program

Youth playing with water hose
The Summer Playgrounds Program inspires learning, playing, and connecting by creating lots of fun and diverse experiences in our parks and natural spaces. 


Online Registation

The Summer Playgrounds Program is a FREE Drop-In Program for children 5-12 years of age Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM. Summer Playgrounds park locations are equally spread out between North, Central, and South Austin to better serve families. No advanced registration required, but registration is required at the park site the first day of attendance. Summer Playgrounds Program Dates: June 10 - August 2, 2024        

Park Locations: 

Chestnut Pocket Park - 2207 E. 16th St, Austin, 78702

James A. Garrison District Park - 6001 Menchaca Rd, Austin, 78745

Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park - 907 W. Slaughter Ln, Austin, 78748

Patterson Neighborhood Park - 4200 Brookview Rd, Austin, 78722

Roy G Guerrero Metropolitan Park - 400 Grove Blvd, Austin, 78741

Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park - 12138 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, 78758


• Foster healthy living

• Character building

• Teamwork through collaborative and active play

• Age-appropriate activities

Camp Counselor with Youth


Sample Day of Activities:

  • Morning welcome and Get-Together
  • Arts & Craft projects with Totally Cool, Totally Art (TCTA)
  • T.E.A.M. Time - teamwork and team building
  • Sports Challenges - introduction to various sports such as kickball and dodge ball
  • Einstein Time - activities that assist with continued learning throughout the summer
  • Swimming at the park pool (depends on park location)
  • Cool Down "Water Fun"
  • Visits from city departments like Fire, Police, EMS, and Development Services
  • AM & PM Snacks

A collaborative partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank has allowed us to serve lunch to our program participants. 

Questions? Call us at (512) 974-3922 or email us here.

Playgrounds at Mary Moore