Outdoor Adventures Programs
Postponed to 2021
After careful consideration and the current Dallas County report of record high COVID-19 daily numbers, Dallas Park and Recreation Department has determined it is in the best and safest interest of participants and staff to cancel the following programs this summer season:
• Aquatics (does not include spraygrounds)
• 13-Recreation Summer Camps
• 10-Roving Recreation Camps (park site programming)
• 12-Outdoor Adventures (program designed to introduce youth and families to kayaking, photography, geocaching and mountain biking)
Summer 2020 Activities
This summer Dallas Park and Recreation Outdoor Adventures Programs will be offering a thrilling exploration of the outdoor world through a variety of adventure sports and activities for the entire family to enjoy! These FREE summer programs will begin on
July 6th TBD and run weekly through Thursday, August 6th.
Programs will be offered Monday – Thursday with multiple class times available to the community. Class durations are 1.5 - 2 hours in length. Below is a list of the programs that will be offered:
Family Classes (Youth & at least 1 Guardian)
Fishing - Ages 5 & Up
Enjoy a fishing excursion with the family! Participants will learn the fundamentals of fishing in Texas, including how to cast a reel and if you’re lucky… how to reel in the big one! Fishing rod and bait will be provided. *Adults fishing must have a valid fishing license.
|Kidd Springs Pond||M-Th||1pm|
|Kleberg Rylie Pond||M-Th||1pm|
Kayaking - TBA
Mountain Biking Adventure - Ages 8 & Up
This is a beginner-level course which teaches participants the fundamentals of mountain biking for both adults and youth. The course consists of skill development for the first hour followed by an exciting one-hour, dirt trail ride through the beautiful Texas woods. Bicycles and helmets are provided. **SPECIAL NOTE: All participants must be able to confidently ride a two-wheel bicycle. This is not a “Learn to ride a bicycle” course.
|Harry Moss Park||M / W||9am & 12pm|
|Post Oak Preserve||T / Th||9am & 12pm|
Nature Photography - Ages 7 & Up
The beautiful outdoors around us is deserving of being captured through the lens of a camera. Each participant will use provided cameras and learn photography techniques such as Rule of Thirds, Contrast, Diagonal Lines, Use of Color and Framing. Participants will be emailed a digital copy of their favorite picture taken in the session.
|Campbell Green||Jul 23||9a / 11a / 1p|
|Exall||Jul 16||9a / 11a / 1p|
|Fireside||Jul 7 & Jul 29||9a / 11a / 1p|
|Jaycee Zaragoza||Jul 15 & Aug 6||9a / 11a / 1p|
9a / 11a / 1p
|Jul 6 & Jul 28||9a / 11a / 1p|
|Larry Johnson||Jul 14 & Aug 5||9a / 11a / 1p|
|Marcus||Jul 21||9a / 11a / 1p|
|Park in the Woods||Jul 22||9a / 11a / 1p|
|Pleasant Oaks||Jul 13 & Aug 4||9a / 11a / 1p|
|Ridgewood||Jul 8 & Jul 30||9a / 11a / 1p|
|Samuell Grand||Jul 20||9a / 11a / 1p|
|Tommie Allen||Jul 9 & Aug 3||9a / 11a / 1p|
Fishing - Ages 6 - 12 yrs.
Enjoy a fishing excursion! Participants will learn the fundamentals of fishing in Texas, including how to cast a reel and if you’re lucky… how to reel in the big one! Fishing rod and bait will be provided.
|Bachman Lake||M-Th||9am & 11am|
|Kidd Spring Pond||M - Th||9am & 11am|
|Kleberg Rylie Pond||M - Th||9am & 11am|
Geocaching - Ages 6 - 12 yrs.
It’s a nature-based treasure hunt using modern-day technology! Geo (world) + Cache (hidden treasure) = Geocaching! Explore the outdoors using GPS devices to find treasures located around the park. Each individual will be provided with a GPS device.
Nature Exploration - Ages 6 - 12 yrs.
Connect with nature and learn to be a better steward of nature’s resources! Participants will explore different species, learn about food webs and food chains, and create butterfly and bird feeders to help nature’s pollinators do their job!
|Oak Cliff Nature Preserve||Tue||9a / 11a / 1p|
|Buckeye Trail||Th||9a / 11a / 1p|