The 2024 Event Page for the 8th Annual Recovery in the Park, Austin's Official Big Texas Rally for Recovery Event, will go live next week.  Stay tuned in order to register and sponsor the event for 2024.  If you have any questions before then, please send us an email at [email protected]

If you are curious about last year's event, feel free to scroll down the page to see more until our 2024 event page is LIVE.

Thank you Central Texas!
The 7th Annual Recovery in the Park, Austin’s official Big Texas Rally for Recovery event, was a success! The community joining forces for the biggest recovery event in Central Texas was joyous to see and celebrate.

A BIG shoutout to our community partners, sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who participated. It could not have happened without you!

We have heard your feedback loud and clear, and we agree, it was HOT! We plan to push the event back next year to allow for some cooler weather.

For organizations in the Central Texas area, we hope you add Recovery in the Park sponsorship to your 2024 budget to keep this event FREE! We loved having you and hope to continue to grow in the years to come.
WE STILL HAVE A FEW EVENT T-SHIRTS LEFT that are available for purchase by following the registration link on this page. You may arrange pickup after purchase, by emailing [email protected]
Welcome Back!
On September 9, 2023, the Central Texas recovery community will be hosting the Seventh Annual Recovery in the Park event at Pease Park in Austin from 12pm to 5pm.

Last year, after a three year break, we wanted to bring the event back with a bang, and so we didn’t hold anything back in bringing you Austin’s biggest and best recovery event of the year. Another incredible move we made last year was partnering up with Big Texas Rally for Recovery to be the official event for Austin. This partnership and your participation brought roughly 1200 people celebrating recovery out to Mueller Lake Park.

What is Recovery in the Park?
In 2015, a handful of recovery community organizations led and governed by representatives of the local recovery community saw a need that was missing in the Austin community and decided to do something about it. From there, Recovery in the Park was born. Each September during Recovery Month, this event brings out local musicians to share the stage with inspiring speakers from the community. Guests enjoy music while connecting with local recovery organizations at booths, gathering resources, engaging in fair-style activities and games, and eating FREE food we provide each year. And much more!

This FREE community event includes, but is not limited to:
Musicians playing from 12-5 PM
Guest Speakers
FREE Food & Drinks
Fair / Carnival Style Games
Plenty of Activities for the Kiddos
Access to Recovery Resources
and so much more...

plus some potential pre-event activities in the morning that may include:
One Mile Race
Yoga with Meditation
Soundbath with Singing Crystal Bowls
Giant Drum Circle
and more...

Plus, each supporting organization with a booth will provide its own activity to make for endless opportunities to have fun with your friends and family!

For a second year, Recovery in the Park joins Big Texas Rally for Recovery to make it even bigger and better and bring out the masses to get a taste of what recovery can look like. All are welcome to attend, so bring out everyone you know.

For more information about Big Texas Rally for Recovery:

For more information about Recovery Month:

What is recovery?
"Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential." - SAMHSA

2023 Planning Partners:
Austin Mental Health Community
Austin Recovery
Austin State Hospital Peer Support
Big Cool Life
Center for Students in Recovery
Communities for Recovery
Greater Austin ROSC
Outsiders Anonymous
Oxford House
Pease Park Conservancy
The Phoenix
Simple Promise Farms
Statewide Leadership Council
Thrive Meetup
2023 Location
Pease District Park
Date & Time
September 9, 2023
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ACC Garage or Rec Center Lot
1213 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
12:00 pM-
5:00 pm
Bands, Speakers, Activities, Food, Community Engagement, and More
Tentative Pre-Event Activities
Event Schedule is Subject to Change - Check Back Here for Schedule Updates
8:00 AM
Free Coffee provided by Brother Friend (by the Splash Pad)
8:30 AM
One Mile Race (on the trail)
9:00 aM
Yoga & Meditation (on the Terrace)
10:00 AM
Sound Bath with Singing Crystal Bowls (on the Terrace)
10:30 AM
Giant Drum Circle (on the Terrace)
12:00 PM
Recovery in the Park Main Event Begins
Recovery in the Park - Park Rules
  • Have fun
  • There are trash cans and recycle bins throughout the park, please recycle
  • Unload and load in the designated areas
  • Bring refillable water bottles. We will have Clean Cause & water, but last year we ran out. There are water fountains at the park.
  • Dogs on leashes are awesome. Please pick up the poo.

  • Glass bottles are not allowed on park grounds
  • Smoking is not allowed on park grounds, vaping is OK
  • Alcohol and drugs are not allowed on park grounds
  • You can not grill or prepare food on the park grounds
  • You can not sell or give away food (this requires a temporary food permit)
  • No vehicles may be parked on the grass
  • You can not stake any items into the ground
  • You can not alter the park grounds in anyway, this includes stapling items to trees
  • There is no parking in the loading and unloading area. Please park at ACC Garage or Austin Rec Center lot.

Austin Fire Department will stop by to check tents that are setup, so we need to make sure that some things are taken care of.

Tent Setup for anyone bringing their own tents
  • They shall be adequately roped, braced and anchored to withstand the elements of weather and prevent collapse. (remember no stakes - think sandbags)
  • A minimum of a 12 foot separation shall be required between each tent or group of tents that exceed 700 square feet.
 Join us on September 9 
We look forward to hosting you!
Recovery in the Park is this year's Big Texas Rally for Recovery Event in Austin, TX

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