Community Outreach

DISD Sports Program

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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.

CDBG Recreation Center Summer Camp 

The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department provides free summer camp programming at 4 Recreation Centers 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 camp operations are Monday - Thursday, 8:30am to 4:00pm beginning in June, 2022. We will not have camp the week of the July 4th - July 7th in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

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:

Hiawatha Williams Recreation Center
Janie C. Turner Recreation Center
Larry Johnson Recreation Center
Marcus Recreation Center