Community Outreach

DISD Sports Program

Click here to learn more about the Dallas Park and Recreation Department / DISD sports partnership.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Community Development Block Grant is funding provided to the City by the federal government. These funds are designed to benefit low to moderate-income individuals who reside in the City of Dallas. A percentage of these funds are earmarked for public service activities such as after school and summer programs.

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ASP @ Dallas Recreation Centers

The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department provides free After School Programs at 4 recreation centers via our Community Development Block Grant.

ASP Info

The after school program operates according to the DISD calendar. Programs begin in September and operate Monday - Friday from 3pm - 6pm.


In addition to a healthy snack and homework assistance, youth will experience a variety of daily activities including arts, sports, fitness, life skills, games. Our ASP is designed to offer effective academic enrichment, physical fitness, nutritional and life skill programs to challenge children and make learning fun.

How to qualify:

Recreation Center:

To qualify for the program, a child must be between the ages of 6-12 and must reside within specific Zip Codes. Program registration is limited and preference is given to low income families and single female head of households. (Proof of income and residency required.) 

How to register:

Registration is done on-site. Please arrive with proof of income and proof of residency to register for the program.

Recreation Center Program Sites:

Janie C. Turner Recreation Center
Jaycee-Zaragoza Recreation Center
John C. Phelps Recreation Center 
K.B. Polk Recreation Center 

CDBG Summer Camp @ DISD Campuses

The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department provides free six week summer camp programming at 7 DISD elementary schools via our Community Development Block Grant. Your child will be engaged in a structured and safe environment that will keep them active and learning while having fun. 


Youth will experience a variety of daily activities including arts, sports, fitness, field trips, education, life skills, games, and much more.

Camp Info

CDBG summer camps begin Tuesday, 22, 2021 and run through July 29, 2021. Daily camp operations are Monday - Thursday, 8:30am to 4:00pm. We will not have camp the week of the July 5th - July 8th in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

How to qualify:

DISD Elementray Schools

: To qualify for the summer camp program, a child must be enrolled in the CDBG After School Program or attended a Dallas ISD school in 2020-2021. A copy of current school years report card is required for registration.

Camp locations:

 Address  ZipCode
 John Q Adams Elementary
8239 Lake June Rd.
Bayles Elementary

2444 Telegraph Ave.
 Lelia P. Cowart Elementary
1515 S. Ravinia Dr.
Louise W. Kahn Elementary
610 N. Franklin St.  75211
Edwin J. Kiest Elementary
2611 Healey Dr.
Aschher Silberstein Elementary 3101 Lawnview Ave.
Martin Weiss Elementary  8601 Willougby Blvd.