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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.

Online Registation

Forms and Documents

Outreach and Leadership 

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Teen leadership and skill development programs for the community foster youth development in an explorative and self-motivating environment to increase quality of life.

Roving Leaders Program

Teens In Leadership Training

Community Recreation

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Community teen programs at Recreation Centers have a youth development philosophy which focuses on providing youth opportunities to enhance their interests, skills and abilities through intentional programming and quality experiences that help develop social, emotional, ethical, physical and cognitive competencies.

After School Programs

Cultural and Art 

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Visual and performing arts, culture and history teen programs preserve and protect the past, celebrate Austin’s diversity, build community, and develop awareness and appreciation for the arts.

Totally Cool, Totally Art

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center - Teen Leadership Program

Nature and Outdoors 

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Nature-based programs provide hands-on educational and recreational activities that increase appreciation for the natural environment and awareness of the conservation ethic.

Camacho Summer Camp 2024 Brochure

Austin Nature and Science Center Summer Camp 2024 Brochure

Therapeutic Recreation

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Therapeutic programs embrace the diversity that defines Austin and works to ensure that all individuals are accepted, included, and welcomed to participate, play, and recreate together with a team of Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) and Inclusion Aids.

McBeth Recreation Center