July is Parks and Recreation Month!

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Since 1985, the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) has celebrated July as America’s official Park and Recreation Month.  NRPA encourages agencies to recognize the importance of park and recreation facilities and express support for the designation of the month of July as National Park and Recreation Month.  NRPA is asking agencies to have their local government officially designate July 2017 as Parks and Recreation Month.

Parks and recreation connect people both young and old to the opportunities, places and inspiration that keep us going in mind and in body.  Parks and recreation provide opportunities for our community to be active, healthy and thriving, now and in the future.  The community is invited to create a healthy habit by getting out to a park, trail, playground, swimming pool, natural area or other public space during the month of July in celebration of National Park and Recreation month.   

Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month all month long!

Click here to view the Parks and Recreation Department events calendar.


  • Saturday, July 1

  • Friday, July 7

    • PFREE First Friday at the Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road. Admission to the Recreation Center will be PFREE on Friday, July 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Recreation Center amenities include:
      • A full court basketball court, and we have basketballs for anyone to check out!
      • A game room with billiards, ping pong, foos ball, and air hockey.
      • An indoor walking/jogging track.
      • And a weight room (for those 15 years and older).
      • The Recreation Center offers quarterly and annual memberships, as well as one-day passes and walking passes for guests who would just like to visit for the day! Visit the Recreation Center page for more information.
    • Pfloating Movie Night at the Scott Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road
      • Our second Pfloating Movie Night will be held on Friday, July 7 at we will be showing Captain America: Civil War! The doors will open at 8:15 p.m. and the movie will start at 8:45 p.m. Admission: $3 for children, $5 for adults (ages 14+). Visit the Aquatics Events page for more information, including information for additional upcoming Aquatics Events. (Pfloating Pumpkin Patch, Doggie Swim Day, and more!)

  • Friday, May 14

    • Our Music in the Park Summer Concert Series continues on Friday, July 14 with a Movie in the Park! We'll be showing SING. Join us at Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road.
      • Featuring the voice of Austin's own Matthew McConaughey. In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates event as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same. Dress in costumes like characters from the movie! Movie starts at dark and will end closer by 10 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. Visit the Music in the Park Event page for more information.

  • Friday, July 21

  • Friday, July 28

    • Our Music in the Park Summer Concert Series continues on Friday, July 28 with a performance from Acustyka. Join us at Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road.
      • It's a smooth-rock night! Acustyka brings elements of Santana-influenced Latin rock, world music and jazz. Irresistible rhythms, soulful vocals, masterful classical and electric guitar work, rich keyboard textures and exciting, catchy melodies create a spicy flavor of rock at its finest. The lineup includes John Ardila (lead vocals, electric and Spanish guitar), Sal Cipres (drums), Jayme Munoz (Spanish guitar), Manny Morales (bass guitar, background vocals), Gary Reece (keyboards, guitar) and Robert Kurzweil (keyboards). Visit the Music in the Park Event page for more information.

  • Saturday, July 29