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
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
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:www.bigtexasrallyforrecovery.orgFor more information about Recovery Month:www.recoverymonth.govWhat 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." - SAMHSA2023 Planning Partners:
Austin Mental Health Community
Austin State Hospital Peer Support
Big Cool Life
Center for Students in Recovery
Communities for Recovery
Greater Austin ROSC
Pease Park Conservancy
Simple Promise Farms
Statewide Leadership Council