Winter Break Camps with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department


Ahh… the hustle and bustle of the holiday season!  Let’s see, family and friends are coming into town, presents need to be bought – and wrapped – there’s food to be cooked, desserts to bake, the house to clean, activities to arrange… when are you going to find the time you need to get everything done?  And to top it all off, the kids are out of school during the time you need to rush around the most!  How can you do everything you need to do and entertain the kids too?

Well, the season may be busy, but there is a great way to give your kids a fun day (or two) and give yourself the time you need to get some of the finer details completed.  The Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Winter Break Camp is alive and well at your Recreation Centers!

Winter Break Camp provides your kids with an enjoyable and fun experience in a supervised and structured environment. Creative activities will engage your child’s imagination and promote positive social interactions while laughter and giggles ring out. Children will participate in games, crafts, fun activities, field trips and more!

Click on the Recreation Center link to find the location nearest to you.  Most of the Parks and Recreation Department’s Winter Camps are open on December 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, 31, 2014 and January 2, 2015 from 7:30am – 6:00pm. 

You will need to call your area Recreation Center to confirm the dates and times they are holding Winter Break Camps because some locations may offer different schedules than those listed above. Space is limited and reservations are first-come, first-served.

Below is some additional information on the Winter Break Camps:

Residents: $18 per day
Non-Austin Residents: $20 per day    
Grades Kinder-5th

Participants will also need to bring a lunch and 2 snacks each day they attend the camp.

The weather may be chilly outside, but it’s always warm and welcoming at the Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Recreation Centers!  Please make sure that your children wear weather-appropriate clothing.



Austin Parks and Recreation Centers and Contact Information

Alamo Recreation Center
2100 Alamo St. (78722)
512-974-5680

Austin Recreation Center
1301 Shoal Creek Blvd. (78701)
512-476-5662

Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan-American Recreation Center
2100 E. 3rd St. (78702)
512-476-9193

Dittmar Recreation Center
1009 Dittmar Rd. (78745)
512-974-6090

Dottie Jordan Recreation Center
2803 Loyola Ln. (78723)
512-926-3491

Dove Springs Recreation Center
5801 Ainez Dr. (78744)
512-974-3840

Givens Recreation Center
3811 E. 12th St.

Gustavo “Gus” L. Garcia Recreation Center
1201 E. Rundberg Ln. (78753)
512-339-0016

Hancock Recreation Center
811 E. 41st St. (78751)
512-453-7765

McBeth Recreation Center
2401 Columbus Dr. (78746)
512-974-9011


Metz Recreation Center
2407 Canterbury St. (78702)
512-478-8716

Montopolis Recreation Center
1200 Montopolis Dr. (78741)
512-978-2300

Northwest Recreation Center
2913 Northland Dr. (78757)
512-974-6972

Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center
2608 Gonzales St. (78702)
512-472-7142

Pickfair Community Center
10904 Pickfair Dr. (78750)
512-401-8119

Rosewood Recreation Center
1182 N Pleasant Valley Rd. (78702)
512-472-6838

South Austin Recreation Center
1100 Cumberland Rd. (78704)
512-444-6601

Turner-Roberts Recreation Center
7201 Colony Loop Dr. (78724)
512-978-2690

Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center
7500 Blessing Ave. (78752)
512-974-7865


Shelley Parks has been in the PR field for more than 16 years and has experience in the non-profit, corporate and government relations arenas. She currently works for the City of Austin’s Parks & Recreation Department where her goal is to get Austinites passionate about the beautiful Parks, Cultural Centers and Recreation Centers that are found throughout our great city. Recently married and now a mother to three incredible teenagers, Shelley finds relaxation through her passion in helping others, reading, writing, shopping and spending quality time with friends and family.

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