The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is committed to enhancing the quality of lives of Active Seniors and Adults over the age of 55 by providing recreation and leisure activities to complement your rich and rewarding lifestyle.
The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that all recreation fees, for Dallas Residents, ages 60 and older, associated with the Active Senior Adult Programs (ASAP) will be waived for one year, thanks to a new partnership with WellMed Charitable Foundation (WCF).
As of March 13, 2017 the department will waive for a year the $10 annual fee and the $5 monthly access fee to its 42 recreation centers for Dallas residents age 60 and older. This applies to all new and existing Active Senior Adult Programs (ASAP) participants. Thank you WellMed Charitable Foundation.
Various activities are offered at our recreation centers Monday - Thursday, 9am - 1pm. Activities focus on 5 core areas: competition, special events, health/fitness, socialization, and special interests.
Example of activities: Aerobics, Walking Clubs, Weight Training, Bridge, Dominoes, Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs, Day Trips, Fitness and Nutrition
Classes, Volunteer Opportunities and much more, and it's all for YOU!
Participating in recreational activities create positive feelings and reduce stress that may arise from health issues or other concerns. Successfully engaging in activities that require some degree of skill or creativity also fosters a sense of competence, enhancing self-esteem. Organized activities typically enhance social skills through cooperation, competition, or working individually in the company of others. In addition to the social benefits there are a number of cognitive benefits when participating in recreational activities that involve creativity, strategic thinking, or learning new information or skills. Physical benefits include maintenance or enhancement of one’s physical endurance and energy level, range of motion of joints, eye-hand coordination, fine and gross motor skills, flexibility and strength.