Hancock Recreation Center Newsletter - December 2017

From: Hancock Recreation Center <jessica.gilzow@austintexas.gov>

Date: November 28, 2017 at 12:57:59 PM CST

To: <harkrider@westcapitol.com>

Subject: Hancock Recreation Center Newsletter December 2017

Reply-To: Hancock Recreation Center <jessica.gilzow@austintexas.gov>

Hancock Recreation Center Newsletter December 2017

Hancock Recreation Center

811 E. 41st Street

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Community Recreation
December 2017
South Austin Senior Activity Center - Breakfast with Santa 2016
2017 Senior Community Engagement Survey

Help us gain valuable information to improve the accessibility and quality of the services provided at Senior Activity Centers.
the Survey
Special Events Calendar
  • Pecan Cracking - Now through January 26th at

    Lamar Senior Activity Center
    • Bring your pecans to be cracked for only .50/lb. Drop Off and/or Pick Up Hours: Monday-Wednesday 9am - 3pm and Friday 9am -1pm.
  • Nut Sales - Now through December 29th at

    Lamar Senior Activity Center
    • Best nuts in Austin! A variety of Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews and other yummy treats! See flyer for prices!
  • Hancock Candlelight Trail - December 1st & 2nd at

    Hancock Recreation Center
    • Take a stroll around the beautiful Hancock Golf Course after dusk and see the thousands of lumenaries lighting the path. Then join the party inside for hot chocolate, cookies, and a performance
      by the Austin International Folk Dancers. Santa Sighting! FREE
  • Breakfast with Santa - December 2nd
    9:00am at
    Dittmar Recreation Center
    • Come hang out with us for a light breakfast, sing-a-long songs, crafts and don't forget the camera. Santa Sighting! FREE
  • Breakfast with Santa - December 9th
    10:00am at
    Gus Garcia Recreation Center
    • Come hang out with us for a light breakfast, sing-a-long songs, crafts and don't forget the camera. Santa Sighting! FREE
  • Holiday Celebration - December 9th  11:00am at

    Montopolis Recreation Center
    • Annual Holiday Celebration with delicious lunch, arts and crafts & musical entertainment. Santa Sighting! FREE
  • Family Gingerbread Workshop -
    December 9th 10:00am at
    South Austin Recreation Center
    • Bring your family and enjoy decorating gingerbread cookies, making holiday ornaments and fresh hot chocolate!
  • Night Before Christmas Break - December 14th 5:30pm at

    Metz Recreation Center 
    • Play holiday games, enjoy a snack, and win some treats and eats for the entire family. Santa Sighting! FREE
  • 15th Annual Austin Fire Department Senior Holiday Luncheon -
    December 13th 10:00am at
    Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center
    • Enjoy a special lunch with the Austin Fire Department and maybe win some prizes! This event is designed for ages 50+. FREE
  • Merry Memories - December 16th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Dove
    Springs Recreation Center
    • Come join us and the River City Youth Foundation for music, prizes, hot chocolate, and fun!
  • Story Time with Santa -
    December 22nd 10:30am at
    Northwest Recreation Center
    • Wear your favorite pajamas and enjoy a snack of milk and cookies while listening to a winter classic. This event is designed for walking toddlers to 5 years of age. Santa Sighting! $2.00
      per child
Hancock Recreation Center Highlights
Hancock Candlelight Trail

This December 1st and 2nd 2017, Hancock Recreation Center will host it's annual Candlelight Trail. Walk the beautiful trail illuminated by 2000 candles, then join us inside the recreation center for hot cocoa and cookies. Both nights a jolly visitor will be
on hand to trade candy canes for letters and take photos with his fans in front of the tree. Bring the whole family Friday night for live music and dancing provided by the Austin International Folk Dancers. Join us Saturday evening for a good old fashioned
game night with Contra and Folk Dancing for everyone. Hope to see you there!
Hancock Soccer

Coach Brian Guequierre has been a volunteer Coach of Hancock Recreation Center\92s soccer program for over 13 years. He has lent his expertise every fall and spring season. Brian has seen staff come and go, along with rule changes and many adaptations, yet he
returns. He has mentored over 260 soccer participants, coached 156 games and ran well over 200 practices in his time with us. He currently coaches the much requested \93Red Hot Chili Peppers\94 team who sports the signature red shirts.  

Thank you Coach Brian for your dedication and service to the Hancock Community!

Out of School Time Programs  

The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to offering programs that foster Youth Development in a safe and caring environment. We believe in creating opportunities for youth that expose them to critical thinking and leadership development while helping
them explore their interests through enhancements, arts, and active play.Come and experience the spectrum of opportunities with the Parks and Recreation Youth Programs.

Afterschool Program

The Afterschool Program is designed to foster development through active play and enrichment activities. The schedule includes: child directed free play, a healthy snack, homework/reading time, staff led active play, and theme based enrichment activities. Enjoy
uncovering the mystery of how things work? Together we will discover the inner workings of the stuff that enhances our lives. From roller coasters to the chemistry of cooking, and from sound to solar power, we'll investigate all types of systems so you can
say I KNOW HOW THAT WORKS! Please call
Springs Recreation Center
for more details and availability.
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

2:57pm - 6:00pm

$120 per resident per month

$200 per non-resident per month

** Monthly payments are due on the 1st of the month by 5:00pm

Fall Semester Deposit: $100 due at time of registration

Spring Semester Deposit: due December 1st

**Deposits will be evenly applied ($20) to each month in the semester.

Winter Camp Days

These programs are offered during school holidays or teacher work days when there is not a City of Austin holiday. Check with your

Recreation Center
if they will be providing this program and register now before it sneaks up on you!

Camp Days (C-Days):

December 20, 21, 22, 28, 29

January 2

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

7:30am - 6:00pm

$24 per resident per day

$40 per non-resident per day
Youth Sports Programs

Winter Co-Ed Basketball

Our Winter Basketball league is structured to be a safe, recreational league aimed at beginner to intermediate players. This is a non-competitive league with volunteer coaches. Weekly practices are scheduled for eight weeks and games on Saturday for six weeks. A
jersey and end of season award are included in the program fees. This year we will also be providing one ticket per participant to attend an Austin Spurs game with the awards ceremony during half-time! We are always looking for enthusiastic
and supportive volunteer coaches to make a positive impact on our program. Please contact

Dove Springs Recreation Center
 for more information.
5 - 12 years

$40 per resident

$70 per non-resident


October 27th - December 4th (late registration through December 11th)

Games Start: February 3rd

Senior Activity Centers 
Evening Programs Now Available!

The City of Austin's
Lamar Senior Activity Center
is now offering classes in the evenings on Mondays and Wednesdays. Look for more evening programs in 2018: Yoga, Game Nights, Food and Beverage Classes, Gardening, Dance Classes, Fiscal and Physical Wellbeing Seminars, "Mental
Agility" programs and more! Come hang out with us and be sure to register prior to program.
Pilates     Monday     6pm-7pm     FREE

Improve flexibility, build strength and develop control and endurance in the entire body. Light weights and low impact resistance training.

Book Club     3rd Monday of the Month     7:15pm-8:15pm     FREE

gether we will choose a book and in a fun and informal setting we will discuss what drew us to the story line, what characters spoke to us and identify passages tha made an impact or we found interesting.

Mindful Relaxation     Wednesday     6pm-7pm     FREE

While lying on mats or sitting in chairs you will be guided through awareness and conscious choices to find relaxation. Participants will learn how to control the amount of tension and stress in their bodies and muscles.

Craft Night     Every Other Wednesday     6:30pm     FREE

The Arts and Crafts room will be open and materials will be set out for you to come and work on projects while so

Reminder: Hancock Recreation Center and Golf Course Historical Dedication Ceremony November 5

I hope you will join us tomorrow November 5th at 12:00 pm for the Hancock Historical Dedication.


Jessica Gilzow
Recreation Supervisor
Hancock Recreation Center
811 E. 41st Street
Austin, Texas 78751
(512) 453-7765 - office
(512) 784-1980 - mobile

Hancock Recreation Center and Golf Course Historical Dedication Ceremony November 5

The Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to attend the Hancock Recreation Center and Golf Course historical dedication ceremony:

Saturday, November 5, 2016
12:00 PM
Hancock Recreation Center and Golf Course, 811 E. 41st Street

This is an outdoor park event, please dress comfortably. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP not required.

Jessica Gilzow
Recreation Supervisor
Hancock Recreation Center
811 E. 41st Street
Austin, Texas 78751
(512) 453-7765 - office
(512) 784-1980 - mobile

Hancock Golf Course Luminaria December 6th and 7th

The traditional Hancock Golf Course luminaria trail will be be active December 6th and 7th from dusk to 9 PM. Please see the announcement on the CoA website for more information.

HNA September 18, 2013 Parks Resolution

Reminder: Parks and Recreation Board Meeting Tuesday, August 27th at 6 PM

The Parks and Recreation Board will hold a meeting this evening, Tuesday, August 27th at 6 PM in the Boards and Commissions Room of City Hall. Here is the agenda. The first item on the non-consent portion of the agenda is a presentation by Jim D. Huddleston proposing the redevelopment of Hancock Golf Course. The board asked PARD staff to put the item on this month's agenda to ensure that the proposal is discussed in a public forum and so that the board can take an official position on the matter. Please attend to register your opposition to Mr. Huddleston's proposal. You can also write the Parks and Recreation Board members to provide input.

Parks and Recreation Board Member Email Addresses:

Jane Rivera <bc-Jane.Rivera@austintexas.gov> 
Jeff Francell <bc-Jeff.Francell@austintexas.gov> 
William Abell <bc-William.Abell@austintexas.gov>
Dale Glover <bc-Dale.Glover@austintexas.gov>
Lynn Osgood <bc-Lynn.Osgood@austintexas.gov>
Susana Almanza <poder.austin@gmail.com>
Susan Roth <susan@srothconsulting.com>

Proposal to Redevelop Hancock Golf Course

Dear neighbors,

A proposal is being put before PARD and has been sent to Council to redevelop and sell off the Hancock Golf Course. This is particularly disturbing given the high level of community engagement by residents of Hancock and the neighborhoods of Eastwoods, Cherrywood, NUNA, and Hyde Park with PARD over the Hancock Golf Course just over a year ago in which there was solidarity in preserving and enhancing the golf course with subsequent investments made. It is also disturbing that the short-term cashing out of community park lands is spoken of in this proposal as showing "visionary leadership." Please see the attached documents, which George will kindly post to the HNA site.

Jim D. Huddleston with Crawford, Huddleston & Co. will be presenting his proposal to the Parks and Recreation Board this coming Tuesday, August 27th. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Boards and Commission Room at City Hall. Please come and show your support of the Hancock Golf Course and help send the message that neighborhoods do not want their community park lands up for sale.

The HNA Parks and Green Spaces Committee is preparing a statement based on the input and outcomes of the past community engagement session to make at the Parks Board meeting. The committee will follow this with a draft resolution to be sent to Council which will be presented at the September 18th HNA meeting for approval.

Hope to see you on Tuesday.


HNA President


Hancock Golf Course Redevelopment Proposal - CHCo Letter to Sarah Hensley Outling Phases
Hancock Golf Course Redevelopment Proposal - Phases v2 Map

Hancock Golf Course Redevelopment Proposal - Phases v2 Map

Hancock Golf Course Redevelopment Proposal - CHCo Letter to Sarah Hensley Outling Phases

Hancock Golf Course Community Engagement Update October 5, 2012

From: , Kimberly >
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012 10:48 AM
Subject: Hancock Golf Course Update


Attached, please find a Hancock Golf Course Community Engagement Action Plan status update. The highlights include the following:

Historical Designation
The historical designation proposal has been presented to the Golf Advisory and the Parks and Recreation Board. Both entities supported moving forward with application for local Historic
District Designation, COA Landmark Designation for the center, National Register District Designation and Texas Historical Commission Interpretive Marker. The Golf Division is working with
internal Planning Staff to prepare the applications. As we work through the application project, we will update you as to the progress and timeline.

Reclaimed Waterline
The Water Utility will need to make some changes to the layout of the vault requiring a short delay in the start of the irrigation renovation. The new vault will require a competitive bid
and it is anticipated one month to 6 weeks before installation. The original plan included trenching next week. However, because of the latest development the start date is now November
1st with tree protection and silt fence the week prior. It is the Department’s intention to complete this project in 2 months.

The rest of the action plan is attached. As always, the Golf Division and I remain available to provide additional details.


Kimberly McNeeley, Assistant Director
Austin Parks and Recreation Department
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