3811 East 12th Street, Austin, TX 78721
On November 12, 1974, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted to recommend to City Council that the name of Oak Springs Park be changed to Dr. Everett H. Givens Park. The City Council adopted the recommendation to rename the park in the memory of Dr. Givens, a well known East Austin dentist and civic leader. In September 1975, approval for construction of a large recreation center was given by the City Council. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board again voted unanimously to recommend to City Council that the new center be named the Dr. Everett H. Givens Recreation Center, and opened to the public on March 30, 1979. The Givens Park houses the recreation center, neighborhood swimming pool, pavilion, two lighted tennis courts, playscape, a large picnic area, and two softball fields. The recreation center consists of a full size gymnasium, meeting and dance room, weight and boxing room, kitchen, and administrative offices.