Programs & Activities

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is one of the largest municipal park systems in the nation and provides for the management, supervision, coordination, and implementation of an array of leisure service opportunities, including such organized activities as athletics, sports, arts, crafts, drama, physical fitness, music, and aquatics, utilizing recreation centers, athletic fields, swimming pools, open space, schools, and special facilities. 

We have something for everyone and take great pride in having the opportunity to serve you. The citizens of Dallas have a dedicated group of professionals working diligently to provide a multitude of activities for all age groups, interests, and ability levels making your recreation experience one to remember! 
The 3 Pillars of Recreation
Recreation Services believes in aligning with the National Park and Recreation Association and impacting communities through conservation, health and wellness and social equity programs and opportunities. 
Conservation - Recreation services has a critical in the role of preserving natural resources that have real economic benefits for communities by connecting children to nature, and providing education and programming that helps communities engage in conservation practices.
Health and Wellness - Recreation Services provides a variety of programs and services to assist in living a healthier lifestyle and combat our countries challenges of poor nutrition, hunger, obesity, and physical inactivity.
Social Equity - Recreation Services provides universal access to public parks and recreation programs. Our team works hard to ensure that the members of the communities we serve have y have access to the resources and programs available.
  1. Adult Sports

    Check out various sports and leagues available for adults.

  2. After School Programs

    Learn about the After School Programs offered at our recreation centers and partnering DISD locations.

  3. Arts

    Check out the variety of arts programs we offer at our Recreation Centers!

  4. Benefits of Recreation

  5. Community Outreach

    Check out special programs available through community outreach.

  6. Fitness

    Review the fitness programs and activities from the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department.

  7. General Recreation Information

    Find information you need regarding recreation cards, registration, policies, and other helpful information.

  8. Mayor's Youth Fitness Initiative (MyFi)

    Browse information about the Mayor's Youth Fitness Initiative.

  1. Register

    Save yourself a trip and take advantage of our online registration system!

  2. Send a Kid to Camp

    Read information about the Dallas Park and Recreation Send a Kid to Camp program.

  3. Senior Programs

    Find information on programs for Senior Citizens.

  4. Scholarships

    Learn about our summer camp scholarship program.

  5. Summer Camps

    Find information about summer camps in Dallas.

  6. Youth Sports

    Discover the sports programs offered to youth in Dallas.

  7. Special Events

    This page contains information for our upcoming signature events!

  8. Teen Tech Center

    The Best Buy Teen Tech Center is an innovative, creative, out-of-school learning space where young people work with adult mentors to develop new skills, explore their own ideas, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.