Dittmar District Park: Everything for Everyone
Dittmar District Park is a South Austin park with many amenities. Despite being so close to larger parks such as Mary Moore Searight and Onion Creek, Dittmar stands out. The recreation center at Dittmar offers many class options for children and adults. Along with these classes, the park also provides a neighborhood gym for the community to enjoy. In addition, there is a pool for both open and lap swim, a playground, six basketball courts, a volleyball court, and two multipurpose fields. For those looking for a more relaxing day at the park, there are multiple grills and picnic tables, as well as a reservable facility.
While this park is full of great features, it is still unadopted. The Adopt-A-Park program aims to bring a sense of community to all neighborhood parks. Through a partnership between Austin Parks Foundation (APF) and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD), the program helps groups within the community raise awareness for the park, and help improve and maintain it through volunteer events and grants. Adopt-A-Park groups benefits from access to APF’s tool warehouse, educational opportunities, and ACL Music Festival Grants.
If you are interested in adopting this park, please reach out to our Outreach Coordinator & Community Organizer, Cynthia Rodriguez. For more information, check out the Adopt-A-Park page, and read over the handbook linked there.