The Turner Roberts Recreation Center was damaged during Winter Storm Uri in February 2021 due to frozen pipes that burst. Since Winter Storm Uri has been designated as a Federal Disaster, the repairs to the Recreation Center fall under Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines.

Image of the front of the Turner Roberts Recreation Center


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.

Anticipated Timeline

The gymnasium floor was repaired in July 2021. The remaining building repairs will start in November 2021. The project is expected to be completed by March 31, 2022.

Community Engagement

PARD staff is providing an opportunity for community input on the colors of the walls and flooring in the repaired Recreation Center. The opportunities are as follows:

  • School group and senior event gatherings: Ongoing
    Contact the Recreation Supervisor for more information. 
  • Open Houses to Discuss Colony Park Pool Updates and Turner-Roberts Repairs
    Turner-Roberts Recreation Center
    7201 Colony Loop Dr., Austin, TX 78724
    November 17 and 18, 2021
    6 to 7:30 p.m.


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will reimburse the City of Austin for repair costs.

Contact Information

For more information or questions, contact Scott Sinn by email or phone at (512) 974-9474.