​​​​​​Per the COVID-19 Mayoral declaration, Teen Programming has been postponed effective Monday, March 16th .  Please check the Closure page for update.


The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is committed to offering programs for teens that encourage development through active play, outdoor exploration, the arts, critical thinking, and leadership activities. Teen Recreation programs offer participants a way to interact and create friendships with other teens around the city.

Teen Turn Up Series

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department presents Teen Turn Up Series! Teens from across the city come together once a month to enjoy music, delicious food, fun games, and more. These free events are for ages 11 to 17 and begins at 6:00pm to 8:00pm for each event listed below.



Givens Recreation Center Teen Turn Up Event - Teens work as a grou, following clues around the recreation center in order to find a treat which turns out to be a chocolate fountain and fresh fruit. Teens dip fresh fruit in chocolate fountain and enjoy the prize together.





Teen After School


Dittmar Recreation Center

Dittmar Recreation Center is proud to offer Teen After School for youth attending Bedichek Middle School, Paredes Middle School, Bailey Middle School, and Covington Middle School. The Teen After School Program is designed to foster development through active play and enrichment activities. The schedule includes: a healthy snack, homework/reading time, staff led active play, and theme based enrichment activities. Participants will ride in a City of Austin 15 passenger van from school to Dittmar Recreation Center. Register at austintexas.gov/parksonline.

Northwest Recreation Center

Teen Programs Dream Big



Learn more about the Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Recreation Center programming by visiting austintexas.gov/recreation.