Dallas Park and Recreation Department

Dallas Park and Recreation Department The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is one of the largest municipal park systems in the nation and provides for an array of leisure services.

The Dallas Park System is one of the largest municipal park systems in the nation with over 21,000 acres of developed and undeveloped parkland, and provides leisure, recreational and cultural activities for residents of all ages. The department oversees the daily operations and maintenance of:

406 neighborhood, community and regional parks
256 tennis courts
221 playgrounds
175 miles of develo

The Dallas Park System is one of the largest municipal park systems in the nation with over 21,000 acres of developed and undeveloped parkland, and provides leisure, recreational and cultural activities for residents of all ages. The department oversees the daily operations and maintenance of:

406 neighborhood, community and regional parks
256 tennis courts
221 playgrounds
175 miles of develo

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#DallasParks Outdoor Adventures Program is offering beginner archery classes for youth ages 8-12 every Tuesday evening f...
09/21/2021

#DallasParks Outdoor Adventures Program is offering beginner archery classes for youth ages 8-12 every Tuesday evening from 5:30-6:30 at Samuell Farm, beginning in October. $20 per month for City of Dallas residents. Register here -> https://bit.ly/3AjtbE7

#DallasParks Outdoor Adventures Program is offering beginner archery classes for youth ages 8-12 every Tuesday evening from 5:30-6:30 at Samuell Farm, beginning in October. $20 per month for City of Dallas residents. Register here -> https://bit.ly/3AjtbE7

Join #DallasParks Outdoor Adventure Program at Samuell Farm on Oct. 8th, from 6p-8p for S'mores & (not so) Spooky Storie...
09/21/2021

Join #DallasParks Outdoor Adventure Program at Samuell Farm on Oct. 8th, from 6p-8p for S'mores & (not so) Spooky Stories. Bring your camp chairs & dinner, and save room for s'mores & entertainment! $25 per family (up to 6). Register now -> https://bit.ly/2XaZuqt #MakingMemories

Join #DallasParks Outdoor Adventure Program at Samuell Farm on Oct. 8th, from 6p-8p for S'mores & (not so) Spooky Stories. Bring your camp chairs & dinner, and save room for s'mores & entertainment! $25 per family (up to 6). Register now -> https://bit.ly/2XaZuqt #MakingMemories

Come out to Jaycee Zargoza Park on Saturday, September 25th from 3pm-7pm for "Brass & Jazz in the Park". Enjoy live musi...
09/20/2021

Come out to Jaycee Zargoza Park on Saturday, September 25th from 3pm-7pm for "Brass & Jazz in the Park". Enjoy live music, activity demonstrations, arts and crafts, and more! Fun for the whole family! #MakingMemories #FamilyFun #FreeFamilyFun #LiveMusic #JazzMusic

Come out to Jaycee Zargoza Park on Saturday, September 25th from 3pm-7pm for "Brass & Jazz in the Park". Enjoy live music, activity demonstrations, arts and crafts, and more! Fun for the whole family! #MakingMemories #FamilyFun #FreeFamilyFun #LiveMusic #JazzMusic

The Dallas Police Department is hosting a Domestic Violence Seminar to help raise awareness about domestic violence in o...
09/20/2021

The Dallas Police Department is hosting a Domestic Violence Seminar to help raise awareness about domestic violence in our communities. This #FREE seminar will be at John C Phelps Rec. Center, Tuesday (9/21), from 6p-8p. Space is limited, sign up now! https://bit.ly/3AigXfd

The Dallas Police Department is hosting a Domestic Violence Seminar to help raise awareness about domestic violence in our communities. This #FREE seminar will be at John C Phelps Rec. Center, Tuesday (9/21), from 6p-8p. Space is limited, sign up now! https://bit.ly/3AigXfd

High School students interested in a career in broadcast journalism, take part in this #FREE Junior Players class at Elo...
09/20/2021

High School students interested in a career in broadcast journalism, take part in this #FREE Junior Players class at Eloise Lundy Rec Center every Tu/Thu in Sept. from 5p-7p. This class covers everything from identifying topics to video editing & more. Call 214-670-6781 for info.

High School students interested in a career in broadcast journalism, take part in this #FREE Junior Players class at Eloise Lundy Rec Center every Tu/Thu in Sept. from 5p-7p. This class covers everything from identifying topics to video editing & more. Call 214-670-6781 for info.

#DallasParks is looking for creative & energetic individuals (18 & older) to join our Recreation Services team. Rec. Cen...
09/20/2021

#DallasParks is looking for creative & energetic individuals (18 & older) to join our Recreation Services team. Rec. Center Assistant positions let you have fun while getting paid! Flexible schedules, $14 per hour / up to 20 hours per week. Apply now! https://bit.ly/2X2KZoj

#DallasParks is looking for creative & energetic individuals (18 & older) to join our Recreation Services team. Rec. Center Assistant positions let you have fun while getting paid! Flexible schedules, $14 per hour / up to 20 hours per week. Apply now! https://bit.ly/2X2KZoj

Youth ages 7-15, it's time to register for this year's Splash & Dash happening October 16th, at Bachman Pool. Splash & D...
09/19/2021

Youth ages 7-15, it's time to register for this year's Splash & Dash happening October 16th, at Bachman Pool. Splash & Dash is a fun sport that combines running and swimming. Youth will compete in a indoor swim followed by an outdoor run.
https://bit.ly/3EqcmtN

Cast A Vote for #DallasParks Bike Champions! Congratulations to Dallas Park and Recreation's bike/urban transportation c...
09/19/2021
Cast A Vote for #DallasParks Bike Champions! (Dallas Park and Recreation Department) β€” Nextdoor

Cast A Vote for #DallasParks Bike Champions! Congratulations to Dallas Park and Recreation's bike/urban transportation champions Jeff Kitner & Jared White - nominees in the BikeDFW 2021 UPSHIFT Awards. Find out what makes them DFW bike heroes and cast your vote at https://bit.ly/2Xn6X5M.
Voting ends 9/22 at midnight.

Congratulations to Dallas Park and Recreation's bike/urban transportation champions Jeff Kitner & Jared White - nominees in the BikeDFW 2021 UPSHIFT Awards. Find out what makes them DFW bike heroes and cast your vote at https://bit.ly/2Xn6X5M. Voting ends 9/22 at midnight.

#DallasParks is bringing you #RecAtHome #SundayFunday leisure activities for the entire family to enjoy! This week we we...
09/19/2021
Egg Carton Buddies

#DallasParks is bringing you #RecAtHome #SundayFunday leisure activities for the entire family to enjoy! This week we we're making some fun friends out of egg cartons! Get your supplies and get crafting! #FamilyFun #Crafting #MakingMemories https://bit.ly/3htNEfO

Make some fun Egg Carton Buddies with #DallasParks #RecAtHome!

Pick up #FREE Shakespeare in the Park tickets (while supplies last) at any Dallas Recreation Center & enjoy "Romeo & Jul...
09/19/2021

Pick up #FREE Shakespeare in the Park tickets (while supplies last) at any Dallas Recreation Center & enjoy "Romeo & Juliet" played out through '80s teen angst & rebellion under the stars! Shows begin 9/8 & run through 10/16. Find a rec. center near you: https://bit.ly/2Q5Uviq

Pick up #FREE Shakespeare in the Park tickets (while supplies last) at any Dallas Recreation Center & enjoy "Romeo & Juliet" played out through '80s teen angst & rebellion under the stars! Shows begin 9/8 & run through 10/16. Find a rec. center near you: https://bit.ly/2Q5Uviq

#DallasParks Outdoor Adventures Program is looking for vendors to be a part of our first "Holiday at the Farm" event tha...
09/18/2021

#DallasParks Outdoor Adventures Program is looking for vendors to be a part of our first "Holiday at the Farm" event that will take place at Samuell Farm on December 11th. Apply now to be part of our artisan gift market. Applications are due November 1st! https://bit.ly/3t6iaDu

#DallasParks Outdoor Adventures Program is looking for vendors to be a part of our first "Holiday at the Farm" event that will take place at Samuell Farm on December 11th. Apply now to be part of our artisan gift market. Applications are due November 1st! https://bit.ly/3t6iaDu

Cast A Vote for #DallasParks bike/urban transportation champions Jeff Kitner & Jared White - nominees in the BikeDFW 202...
09/18/2021

Cast A Vote for #DallasParks bike/urban transportation champions Jeff Kitner & Jared White - nominees in the BikeDFW 2021 UPSHIFT Awards. Find out what makes them DFW bike heroes and cast your vote at https://bit.ly/2Xn6X5M. Voting ends 9/22 at midnight.

Cast A Vote for #DallasParks bike/urban transportation champions Jeff Kitner & Jared White - nominees in the BikeDFW 2021 UPSHIFT Awards. Find out what makes them DFW bike heroes and cast your vote at https://bit.ly/2Xn6X5M. Voting ends 9/22 at midnight.

Cool off at one of #DallasParks 17 spraygrounds! Spraygrounds operate Saturdays & Sundays only through the end of Septem...
09/18/2021

Cool off at one of #DallasParks 17 spraygrounds! Spraygrounds operate Saturdays & Sundays only through the end of September. Find locations here: https://bit.ly/2Ncrem8 #Free #FreeFun #Summer #CoolOff #StayCool #BeatTheHeat #GetOutAndPlay

#DallasParks Outdoor Adventures Program is offering beginner archery classes for youth ages 8-12 every Tuesday evening f...
09/18/2021

#DallasParks Outdoor Adventures Program is offering beginner archery classes for youth ages 8-12 every Tuesday evening from 5:30-6:30 at Samuell Farm, beginning in October. $20 per month for City of Dallas residents. Register here -> https://bit.ly/3AjtbE7

#DallasParks Outdoor Adventures Program is offering beginner archery classes for youth ages 8-12 every Tuesday evening from 5:30-6:30 at Samuell Farm, beginning in October. $20 per month for City of Dallas residents. Register here -> https://bit.ly/3AjtbE7

#Volunteers needed! #DallasParks is "Branching Out" & reforesting neighborhood parks. Sign up to volunteer at one of our...
09/17/2021

#Volunteers needed! #DallasParks is "Branching Out" & reforesting neighborhood parks. Sign up to volunteer at one of our upcoming tree planting events and help make a difference in your community & the environment! https://bit.ly/3tfnXXz
#VolunteerOpportunities #VolunteerToday

#Volunteers needed! #DallasParks is "Branching Out" & reforesting neighborhood parks. Sign up to volunteer at one of our upcoming tree planting events and help make a difference in your community & the environment! https://bit.ly/3tfnXXz
#VolunteerOpportunities #VolunteerToday

Dallas Park and Recreation congratulates the BikeDFW 2021 UPSHIFT Awards nominees - Park Board member Jeff Kitner and st...
09/17/2021
Cast A Vote for #DallasParks Bike Champions! (Dallas Park and Recreation Department) β€” Nextdoor

Dallas Park and Recreation congratulates the BikeDFW 2021 UPSHIFT Awards nominees - Park Board member Jeff Kitner and staff planner Jared White!

Congratulations to Dallas Park and Recreation's bike/urban transportation champions Jeff Kitner & Jared White - nominees in the BikeDFW 2021 UPSHIFT Awards. Find out what makes them DFW bike heroes and cast your vote at https://bit.ly/2Xn6X5M. Voting ends 9/22 at midnight.

Join #DallasParks Outdoor Adventure Program at Samuell Farm on Oct. 8th, from 6p-8p for S'mores & (not so) Spooky Storie...
09/17/2021

Join #DallasParks Outdoor Adventure Program at Samuell Farm on Oct. 8th, from 6p-8p for S'mores & (not so) Spooky Stories. Bring your camp chairs & dinner, and save room for s'mores & entertainment! $25 per family (up to 6). Register now -> https://bit.ly/2XaZuqt #MakingMemories

Join #DallasParks Outdoor Adventure Program at Samuell Farm on Oct. 8th, from 6p-8p for S'mores & (not so) Spooky Stories. Bring your camp chairs & dinner, and save room for s'mores & entertainment! $25 per family (up to 6). Register now -> https://bit.ly/2XaZuqt #MakingMemories

The Dallas Police Department is hosting a Domestic Violence Seminar to help raise awareness about domestic violence in o...
09/17/2021

The Dallas Police Department is hosting a Domestic Violence Seminar to help raise awareness about domestic violence in our communities. This #FREE seminar will be at John C Phelps Rec. Center, Tuesday (9/21), from 6p-8p. Space is limited, sign up now! https://bit.ly/3AigXfd

The Dallas Police Department is hosting a Domestic Violence Seminar to help raise awareness about domestic violence in our communities. This #FREE seminar will be at John C Phelps Rec. Center, Tuesday (9/21), from 6p-8p. Space is limited, sign up now! https://bit.ly/3AigXfd

Reverchon Rec. Center is hosting a #LGBTQIA+ health fair Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10am-2:30pm. This health fair will prov...
09/16/2021

Reverchon Rec. Center is hosting a #LGBTQIA+ health fair Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10am-2:30pm. This health fair will provide needed information, resources, & services for the LGBTQIA+ community. Find more info here: https://bit.ly/3k5ndjp #LGBTPride #LGBTfamily #LGBTsupport

Reverchon Rec. Center is hosting a #LGBTQIA+ health fair Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10am-2:30pm. This health fair will provide needed information, resources, & services for the LGBTQIA+ community. Find more info here: https://bit.ly/3k5ndjp #LGBTPride #LGBTfamily #LGBTsupport

Did you know #DallasParks is on Nextdoor? Get information specific to your neighborhood using the Nextdoor App! https://...
09/16/2021

Did you know #DallasParks is on Nextdoor? Get information specific to your neighborhood using the Nextdoor App!
https://bit.ly/35d8sBV?

Did you know #DallasParks is on Nextdoor? Get information specific to your neighborhood using the Nextdoor App!
https://bit.ly/35d8sBV?

#DallasParks broke ground for a new playground at Arapaho Park. The new playground will include 2 new play sets, a swing...
09/16/2021

#DallasParks broke ground for a new playground at Arapaho Park. The new playground will include 2 new play sets, a swing set, concrete loop trail & multiple climbing structures; all thanks to Friends of Arapaho Park who raised over $100K to improve their community park! #ThankYou

Thank you to "Wilson" for your generous donation providing #DallasParks recreation centers and their surrounding communi...
09/15/2021

Thank you to "Wilson" for your generous donation providing #DallasParks recreation centers and their surrounding communities with access to high quality sporting equipment. #WilsonFootball #WilsonVolleyball #WilsonBasketball
@WilsonBasktball @WilsonVolley @WilsonFootball

Thank you to "Wilson" for your generous donation providing #DallasParks recreation centers and their surrounding communities with access to high quality sporting equipment. #WilsonFootball #WilsonVolleyball #WilsonBasketball
@WilsonBasktball @WilsonVolley @WilsonFootball

#DallasParks is looking for creative & energetic individuals (18 & older) to join our Recreation Services team. Rec. Cen...
09/15/2021

#DallasParks is looking for creative & energetic individuals (18 & older) to join our Recreation Services team. Rec. Center Assistant positions let you have fun while getting paid! Flexible schedules, $14 per hour / up to 20 hours per week. Apply now! https://bit.ly/2X2KZoj

#DallasParks is looking for creative & energetic individuals (18 & older) to join our Recreation Services team. Rec. Center Assistant positions let you have fun while getting paid! Flexible schedules, $14 per hour / up to 20 hours per week. Apply now! https://bit.ly/2X2KZoj

#DallasParks will have a Park Board meeting on Wednesday, September 15th, at 10am! Sign up to be a speaker by following ...
09/14/2021

#DallasParks will have a Park Board meeting on Wednesday, September 15th, at 10am! Sign up to be a speaker by following the link below. Speaker registration must be completed Tuesday (9/14) by 12pm! https://bit.ly/3cpb7gN

#DallasParks will have a Park Board meeting on Wednesday, September 15th, at 10am! Sign up to be a speaker by following the link below. Speaker registration must be completed Tuesday (9/14) by 12pm! https://bit.ly/3cpb7gN

Pick up #FREE Dallas Arboretum (@dallasarboretum) tickets at any #DallasParks Recreation Center (while supplies last). M...
09/14/2021

Pick up #FREE Dallas Arboretum (@dallasarboretum) tickets at any #DallasParks Recreation Center (while supplies last). Must be a City of Dallas resident (age 18+). Find a list of all our recreation centers here =>https://bit.ly/2Q5Uviq

Pick up #FREE Dallas Arboretum (@dallasarboretum) tickets at any #DallasParks Recreation Center (while supplies last). Must be a City of Dallas resident (age 18+). Find a list of all our recreation centers here =>https://bit.ly/2Q5Uviq

#DallasParks Outdoor Adventures Program is looking for vendors to be a part of our first "Holiday at the Farm" event tha...
09/14/2021

#DallasParks Outdoor Adventures Program is looking for vendors to be a part of our first "Holiday at the Farm" event that will take place at Samuell Farm on December 11th. Apply now to be part of our artisan gift market. Applications are due November 1st! https://bit.ly/3t6iaDu

#DallasParks Outdoor Adventures Program is looking for vendors to be a part of our first "Holiday at the Farm" event that will take place at Samuell Farm on December 11th. Apply now to be part of our artisan gift market. Applications are due November 1st! https://bit.ly/3t6iaDu

Pick up #FREE Shakespeare in the Park tickets (while supplies last) at any Dallas Recreation Center & enjoy "Romeo & Jul...
09/13/2021

Pick up #FREE Shakespeare in the Park tickets (while supplies last) at any Dallas Recreation Center & enjoy "Romeo & Juliet" played out through '80s teen angst & rebellion under the stars! Shows begin 9/8 & run through 10/16. Find a rec. center near you: https://bit.ly/2Q5Uviq

Pick up #FREE Shakespeare in the Park tickets (while supplies last) at any Dallas Recreation Center & enjoy "Romeo & Juliet" played out through '80s teen angst & rebellion under the stars! Shows begin 9/8 & run through 10/16. Find a rec. center near you: https://bit.ly/2Q5Uviq

Reverchon Rec. Center is hosting a #LGBTQIA+ health fair Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10am-2:30pm. This health fair will prov...
09/13/2021

Reverchon Rec. Center is hosting a #LGBTQIA+ health fair Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10am-2:30pm. This health fair will provide needed information, resources, & services for the LGBTQIA+ community. Find more info here: https://bit.ly/3k5ndjp #LGBTPride #LGBTfamily #LGBTsupport

Reverchon Rec. Center is hosting a #LGBTQIA+ health fair Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10am-2:30pm. This health fair will provide needed information, resources, & services for the LGBTQIA+ community. Find more info here: https://bit.ly/3k5ndjp #LGBTPride #LGBTfamily #LGBTsupport

#DallasParks will have a Park Board meeting on Wednesday, September 15th, at 10am! Sign up to be a speaker by following ...
09/13/2021

#DallasParks will have a Park Board meeting on Wednesday, September 15th, at 10am! Sign up to be a speaker by following the link below. Speaker registration must be completed Tuesday (9/14) by 12pm! https://bit.ly/3cpb7gN

#DallasParks will have a Park Board meeting on Wednesday, September 15th, at 10am! Sign up to be a speaker by following the link below. Speaker registration must be completed Tuesday (9/14) by 12pm! https://bit.ly/3cpb7gN

Today (9/12) is National Day of Encouragement! A day dedicated to uplifting people around us. Encouragement is free to g...
09/12/2021

Today (9/12) is National Day of Encouragement! A day dedicated to uplifting people around us. Encouragement is free to give & priceless to receive. Celebrate today by making a difference to someone by encouraging them to be their best.

Today (9/12) is National Day of Encouragement! A day dedicated to uplifting people around us. Encouragement is free to give & priceless to receive. Celebrate today by making a difference to someone by encouraging them to be their best.

Cool off at one of #DallasParks 17 spraygrounds! Spraygrounds operate Saturdays & Sundays only through the end of Septem...
09/11/2021

Cool off at one of #DallasParks 17 spraygrounds! Spraygrounds operate Saturdays & Sundays only through the end of September. Find locations here: https://bit.ly/2Ncrem8 #Free #FreeFun #Summer #CoolOff #StayCool #BeatTheHeat #GetOutAndPlay

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One of my favorite aspects of Dallas has always been the beautiful parks, including the leisure and activities that they provide. There has not been a more vital time for taking care of our land than right now, something I was made aware of after watching a film called Kiss The Ground on Netflix. This brilliant documentary recognizes the importance of community and how a great one can help heal the earth. I urge anyone who recognizes the power of parks and the sense of community they provide to view this film. Here’s the trailer:
So I've called twice, but nothing. The water fountain at Norbuck has been flooding the parking lot for 16 days. Now that it's freezing, maybe something can be done so no one wipes out on the ice skating rink? Someone will get hurt because the parking lot is under water all the way across. Office of Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Dallascityhall
This park is not on google maps and sign is not on Cockrell hill rd πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
Will there be flu shots at the Juanita Craft locations this year??
Dallas Police Department Dallascityhall Office of Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Steve Noviello Help Steve Noviello! Every week day, dallas parks sends out White Rock Lake parks employees in the dark and they sit on their mowers or simply drive around until it gets light. TWO hours wasted when DPD is cutting overtime. I have complained-even last Friday was promised they'd fix it. THEN this morning we see two Dallas Parks trucks driving 15mph up and down Mockingbird at 530AM, then cruise the west side of the lake IN THE DARK.STOP wasting taxpayer money-people are being laid off. Parks knows about this and then they 'adjust' from cruising the east side of the lake in the dark to the west side. MONDAY THRU FRIDAY.
Why are our tax dollars being wasted with the mowers leaving the White Rock Sunset Bay facility at 515AM, driving 1/2 mile and sitting by the lake WITH THE ENGINES IDLING, waiting for it to be light enough to mow? Seriously, do you think people don't notice this? Your own people are being laid off, police are being cut, yet you let people go out and SIT for two hours? RIDICULOUS, AND THIS WAS TODAY. Office of Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Dallas Police Department Dallas Park and Recreation Department Paula Blackmon for Dallas City Council
And another video.
Here are the videos of the poison oak along White Rock Lake Trail.
The White Rock Lake Trails (Sopac, White Rock Creek, White Rock Lake, and Santa Fe) should be the crown jewels of Dallas. However, White Rock Creek Trail is being overtaken by huge masses of poison oak. The trail is narrow and is cracked along the side. In other parts, there is a sheer drop off to the surrounding dirt (which is usually filled with poison oak). Underneath the US 75 section, there is a permanent encampment with tents, chairs, etc. I personally don't have a problem with the encampment, but they let their trash be strewn over the bicycle trail - which creates a safety hazard. I am not sure about pre-COVID-19, but now all the trails are heavily used (especially in the morning). There is a section of the Cottonwood Trial where it appears to have another encampment. I know that COVID-19 has reduced available city budgets, but since a lot of people are using the outdoors as their only recreation, it would be money well spent. Check out the condition of the trials with the pictures. I will post a couple of videos showing the overgrown poison oak.
Over the last several weeks I've noticed something very unusual along the more forested parts of urban bicycling-walking paths in Dallas. I usually ride on the Northaven Trail and sometimes alternate to SoPac; Santa Fe; Katy; and the White Rock Creek Trail. As I ride the White Rock Creek Trail every week I've begun to see more and more camp sites set up near the creek, well-outfitted with high-end tents and camping gear. These camp sites are not clustered, and they do not occur near pan-handler camping areas. Some of these camp sites have been there for several weeks. Yesterday I even found an SUV camper secluded under the Skillman Road bridge, downstream from the Fair Oaks Tennis Area. How he got there I have no idea, other than by jumping curbs and wending his way through underbrush. Another campsite is under the deep, wide overpass of Central Expressway. A third campsite sprung up this week at the edge of a forested meadow across from Medical City Hospital. Has anyone else observed anything unusual going on? Who are these people, and what is their purpose?
Is anyone going to drive (what a half mile?) to the sign on East Lawther and turn off the sign that says 'defund DPD'? TODAY? @paulablackmon Paula Blackmon Dallas Police Department Dallas Police Headquarters
Bridge issues at Trinity River show failed integral support. Bridge signed off in 2012 by Trinity Watershed Management. Be sure to tell peeps to NOT cross this bridge on the Trinity.