Austin USENET Guide
to Recreational Centers

Suggestions and Comments are always welcome.


Alamo

2100 Alamo Street
Austin, Texas 78722
Tel: 474-2806

Comments:

William Watson
too small

Austin

1301 Shoal Creek Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78701
Tel: 476-5662

Comments:

William Watson
Very Busy…
Features a gym, a "dance studio" with a hardwood floor and mirrors (for ballet, etc.), plus other facilities with which I am unfamiliar. I understand that some Karate groups meet here.

Dittmar

1009 Dittmar
Austin, Texas 78745
Tel: 441-4777

Comments:

William Watson
South of William Cannon

Doris Miller Auditorium

2300 Rosewood Avenue
Austin, Texas 78702
Tel: 476-4118

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Dottie Jordan

2803 Loyola
Austin, Texas 78723
Tel: 926-3491

Comments:

William Watson
Available, no cost, dance floor too small, tile

Dove Springs

5405 South Pleasant Valley Road
Austin, Texas
Tel: 447-5875

Comments:

William Watson
fairly far away…

Givens

3811 East 12th
Austin, Texas 78721
Tel: 928-1982

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Hancock

811 East 41st Street
Austin, Texas 78702
Tel: 453-7765

Comments:

William Watson (9/9/94)
Located in the center of a golf course. The downstairs back side of the rec center has the pro shop. Upstairs has four rooms, three with oak floors over concrete or stone. Several dance groups use Hancock (Wednesday night contra and Scandanavian dancers, Thursday introductory international, Fridays ballroom (?), Saturday international), as well as painting (Wednesdays), various exercise classes, and at least one "church" group. I don’t have the complete schedule of events, but Hancock stays very busy.
Hancock also has a basketball court behind the building and parking for a few dozen cars. Hancock does luminaries every year on a Saturday evening before Christmas.

Martin

1601 Haskell
Austin, Texas
Tel: 478-8716

Comments:

William Watson (9/9/94)
…they don’t rent the facilities on Friday evenings.

McBeth

2502 Columbus Drive
Austin, Texas
Tel: 327-6498

Comments:

William Watson (9/9/94)
Barton Springs Road to Loop 1 access road, turn left underneath loop 1 into Zilker park, follow signs to recreation center.
Seats 200 people (round tables) PA system for $12 fee, piano for $30 fee, access to kitchen for $35 fee, Sound Limits permit required. $175/4 hours, $45/ each add’l hour, $50/$100 deposit. Available to book six months out. (ACVB)
150 x 200′ room with a concrete floor, $142.

Metz

2407 Canterbury
Austin, Texas 78702
Tel: 478-8716

Comments:

William Watson (9/9/94)
too small

Montopolis

1200 Montopolis
Austin, Texas 78741
Tel: 385-5931

Comments:

William Watson (9/9/94)
Available, reasonable cost ($15), A/C, size adequate but not too big, floor okay, FAR AWAY

Munu

Comments

William Watson (9/9/94)
Not listed in 1994 telephone book

Northwest

2913 Northland
Austin, Texas 78731
Tel: 458-4107

Comments:

William Watson (9/9/94)
Not regularly available, not receptive to regular dances
availability doubtful because they often rent it out on Saturdays, large gym floor (poor surface), poor atmosphere

Pan Am

2100 East 3rd Street
Austin, Texas 78702
Tel: 476-9193

Comments:

William Watson (9/9/94)
wood floor, good price, bad neighborhood

Parque Zaragoza

741 Pedernales
Austin, Texas 78702
Tel: 472-7142

Comments:

William Watson (9/9/94)
too small

Rosewood

2300 Rosewood Avenue
Austin, Texas 78702
Tel: 472-6838

Comments:

William Watson (9/9/94)
Bad neighboorhood

South Austin

1100 Cumberland
Austin, Texas 78704
Tel: 444-6601

Comments:

William Watson
Good facility, acceptable (tartan) floor, good kitchen, A/C, PKG, reasonable price, moderately distant
The gym has a "soft but dancable floor."
The gym is busy with basketball (?) on Fridays, but might be available on Saturdays.

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