The Turner-Roberts Recreation Center offers recreational and leisure opportunities for Northeast area residents.  Programs include: cultural arts, sports, community/family events, life skills, recreation leagues and numerous classes. Inclusive programs for youth with special needs are also offered.  Turner-Roberts Recreation Center is an 18,700 square-foot facility that includes the 7,700 square-foot Danny L. Thomas Sr. gymnasium, offices, locker rooms, a multi-purpose room, an arts and crafts room, a weight room, a computer room, a kitchen facility and a corridor art gallery. In 2011, a stand-alone building containing a gymnasium and a state of the art kitchen was added to the park.

Colony Park Pool Community Meeting #2 Update

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank everyone who joined us for the virtual Colony Park Pool Community Meeting #2 on Wednesday, April 28. We appreciate your input and comments.

In case you missed it, here’s the video link to the Community Meeting #2. We encourage you to complete the community survey to provide feedback to the design team at the Speakup Austin page. The survey is in Spanish and English and will be open until Wednesday, May 19.

For more information, please visit the Colony Park Pool Project webpage.

Per the COVID-19 Mayoral declaration, the Center is closed  to the public effective Monday, March 16th .  Please check the Closure  page for updates.

Summer Program

We are excited to announce the launch of Summer Camp 2021. In accordance with federal, state and local health authorities, the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) has adopted a series of modified guidelines to ensure COVID19 health and safety measures are met. Such guidelines include the use of masks, daily wellness screenings prior to entry, utilization of the pod model, and other modifications to activities within camp. 

Beginning June 7
Virtual “Stay Creative” Summer Camp

Beginning June 21
In-person Summer Camp (nature, art, general)

Beginning July 6
Summer Playground Program 

New this year is the introduction of a lottery system.  The lottery system will help us more equitably offer limited spaces to families. To ensure a smooth registration process, please read the important information below regarding the new lottery registration process for 2021. CLICK HERE for lottery enrollment step-by-step procedures.

IMPORTANT DATES

April 19 - May 16
Registration for all families. 
To register, please go to: www.austintexas.gov/parksonline

May 19 
Specialty Camps (Nature Based, Inclusion and Museums and Cultural Centers) will begin contacting participants who received a lottery spot in camp.

May 26
General Recreation Camps will begin contacting participants who received a lottery spot in camp. Be on the lookout for an email or phone call as parents will have a very short turnaround time to confirm spots.

All individuals selected for camp will be asked to pay a $20 deposit for all selected weeks to ensure enrollment. The Department has made all deposits refundable this year.

Financial aid applications are being accepted.

Parks and Recreation staff is looking forward to providing a fun and meaningful summer program experience for your family that will prioritize the health and well-being of all campers and staff. Should you have any questions, please contact the recreation center where you registered. 

The 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. Should you or a family member have a disability or special need that requires assistance for participation in our programs, please call 512-974-3914 or refer to: https://www.austintexas.gov/department/inclusion-unit

 

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Stay Active with Austin Parks and Recreation’s online Virtual Programming!

Stay Playful with our Virtual Afterschool Clubs

 

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         
  • Parents Night Out
  • Camp Days and Spring Break Camp
  • Boredom Busters
  • 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. 

  • Co-Ed Youth Soccer and Basketball

 

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.

  • 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

 

Adult and 50+ Programs 

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of Senior Programs and Services 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.

  • Senior Enrichment Program

 

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.

  • Park Grand Opening
  • Spring Fling

 

Open Play and Weight Room Hours

Open Play Basketball: Monday - Friday 6pm - 9pm; Saturday 10am - 4pm (except 1/25-2/29); Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Weight Room Hours: Hours of Operation


Program Documents and Forms

Virtual Programs Release Form (PDF)

Adult Registration Form (PDF)

Youth Registration Form (PDF)

Youth Financial Assistance - English (PDF)

Youth Financial Assistance - Spanish (PDF)

Parent Handbook - English (PDF)

Parent Handbook - Spanish (PDF)

Facility and Grounds Rental Information

User Guide and Rental Agreement (PDF)


Turner-Roberts Recreation Center Staff

Billy James  Recreation Supervisor

DeVon Odems  Program Coordinator

David Blackwood  Program Specialist

Chauncey Allen Patterson  Program Specialist

Vacant  Program Specialist

Jakobi Greer  Administrative Associate

Paul Nandin  Building & Grounds Assistant