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.
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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 developed jogging and bike trails
122 soccer fields
112 pavilions
88 softball diamonds
43 recreation centers
40 bodies of water (lakes & ponds)
31 baseball diamonds
19 football fields
17 community swimming pools
8 family aquatic centers
6 "18-hole" golf courses
4 off leash dog parks
4 tennis centers
3 golf course driving ranges
2 disc golf courses
1 indoor swimming pool
1 skate park

Operating as usual

#DallasParks will be hosting a virtual Park Board meeting Thursday, June 3rd, at 10am! Sign up to be a speaker by follow...
06/02/2021

#DallasParks will be hosting a virtual Park Board meeting Thursday, June 3rd, at 10am! Sign up to be a speaker by following the link below. Speaker registration must be completed Wednesday (6/2) by 12pm! https://bit.ly/3cpb7gN

#DallasParks will be hosting a virtual Park Board meeting Thursday, June 3rd, at 10am! Sign up to be a speaker by following the link below. Speaker registration must be completed Wednesday (6/2) by 12pm! https://bit.ly/3cpb7gN

Swim lesson registration for Sessions 2-4 is now open! Classes for ALL ages! Sign up now! https://bit.ly/3wTgDRX
06/02/2021

Swim lesson registration for Sessions 2-4 is now open! Classes for ALL ages! Sign up now! https://bit.ly/3wTgDRX

Swim lesson registration for Sessions 2-4 is now open! Classes for ALL ages! Sign up now! https://bit.ly/3wTgDRX

#DallasParks will be hosting a virtual Park Board meeting Thursday, June 3rd, at 10am! Sign up to be a speaker by follow...
06/01/2021

#DallasParks will be hosting a virtual Park Board meeting Thursday, June 3rd, at 10am! Sign up to be a speaker by following the link below. Speaker registration must be completed Wednesday (6/2) by 12pm! https://bit.ly/3cpb7gN

#DallasParks will be hosting a virtual Park Board meeting Thursday, June 3rd, at 10am! Sign up to be a speaker by following the link below. Speaker registration must be completed Wednesday (6/2) by 12pm! https://bit.ly/3cpb7gN

There is still time to register for #DallasParks Outdoor Adventure Camp at Samuell Farm! Register your child for a week ...
06/01/2021

There is still time to register for #DallasParks Outdoor Adventure Camp at Samuell Farm! Register your child for a week of fun, and let them experience thrilling adventures including kayaking, mountain biking, archery, survival skills and more! https://bit.ly/3vs2Y3s

There is still time to register for #DallasParks Outdoor Adventure Camp at Samuell Farm! Register your child for a week of fun, and let them experience thrilling adventures including kayaking, mountain biking, archery, survival skills and more! https://bit.ly/3vs2Y3s

#DallasParks believes in aligning with the National Park & Recreation Association (@NRPA) and impacting communities thro...
05/31/2021

#DallasParks believes in aligning with the National Park & Recreation Association (@NRPA) and impacting communities through conservation, health & wellness, and social equity programs and opportunities. Find more info on #DallasParks & NRPA's 3 Pillars! https://bit.ly/3kLn84v

#DallasParks believes in aligning with the National Park & Recreation Association (@NRPA) and impacting communities through conservation, health & wellness, and social equity programs and opportunities. Find more info on #DallasParks & NRPA's 3 Pillars! https://bit.ly/3kLn84v

There is still time to register for #DallasParks Outdoor Adventure Camp at Samuell Farm! Register your child for a week ...
05/29/2021

There is still time to register for #DallasParks Outdoor Adventure Camp at Samuell Farm! Register your child for a week of fun, and let them experience thrilling adventures including kayaking, mountain biking, archery, survival skills and more! https://bit.ly/3vs2Y3s

There is still time to register for #DallasParks Outdoor Adventure Camp at Samuell Farm! Register your child for a week of fun, and let them experience thrilling adventures including kayaking, mountain biking, archery, survival skills and more! https://bit.ly/3vs2Y3s

05/28/2021
05/28/2021
Splash into Summer!

Splash into summer at one of #DallasParks 3 "Cove Family Aquatic Centers" beginning this Saturday, May 29th. Find details and purchase admission tickets here:
https://bit.ly/3oTLZ85

Did you know that recreation & leisure is an essential part to your overall health? Recreation programs reduce feelings ...
05/28/2021

Did you know that recreation & leisure is an essential part to your overall health? Recreation programs reduce feelings of depression & anxiety, enhance self-esteem, & so much more! Find more info on how #DallasParks enhances the lives of our communities! https://bit.ly/3efo9AB

Did you know that recreation & leisure is an essential part to your overall health? Recreation programs reduce feelings of depression & anxiety, enhance self-esteem, & so much more! Find more info on how #DallasParks enhances the lives of our communities! https://bit.ly/3efo9AB

Help #DallasParks by reporting any park maintenance issues or concerns to 311. Click on the link & select "City Parks" u...
05/27/2021

Help #DallasParks by reporting any park maintenance issues or concerns to 311. Click on the link & select "City Parks" under the "Get Help With" section. Then select "Park Emergency Regulations Violation" or "Park Maintenance/Misc" to report the issue. https://sforce.co/3aSINBZ

Help #DallasParks by reporting any park maintenance issues or concerns to 311. Click on the link & select "City Parks" under the "Get Help With" section. Then select "Park Emergency Regulations Violation" or "Park Maintenance/Misc" to report the issue. https://sforce.co/3aSINBZ

05/27/2021
Splash into Summer!

Splash into summer at one of #DallasParks 3 "Cove Family Aquatic Centers" beginning this Saturday, May 29th. Find details and purchase admission tickets here:
https://bit.ly/3oTLZ85

#DallasAquatics Season Passes on sale NOW! Purchase a pass to The Cove's, Family Aquatic Centers, and the neighborhood p...
05/26/2021

#DallasAquatics Season Passes on sale NOW! Purchase a pass to The Cove's, Family Aquatic Centers, and the neighborhood pools at a 20% discount! Find more details here: https://bit.ly/2SMPIsf

#DallasParks & local cycling groups are providing "Rest, Ride, & Repair" stations along Dallas trails. These stations pr...
05/26/2021

#DallasParks & local cycling groups are providing "Rest, Ride, & Repair" stations along Dallas trails. These stations provide #cyclists a safe place to rest & tools to make minor bike repairs while out on the trails. @BikeSouth @BikeDFW @dpdcyclingteam https://bit.ly/3ph092s

#DallasParks & local cycling groups are providing "Rest, Ride, & Repair" stations along Dallas trails. These stations provide #cyclists a safe place to rest & tools to make minor bike repairs while out on the trails. @BikeSouth @BikeDFW @dpdcyclingteam https://bit.ly/3ph092s

Take a look at #DallasParks 2019-2020 Annual Report! https://bit.ly/3f9B31P
05/26/2021
Annual Report FY 19-20

Take a look at #DallasParks 2019-2020 Annual Report!
https://bit.ly/3f9B31P

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#DallasParks has 43 Recreation Centers throughout Dallas, each 1 conveniently nestled in a smaller community. We pride o...
05/25/2021

#DallasParks has 43 Recreation Centers throughout Dallas, each 1 conveniently nestled in a smaller community. We pride ourselves on knowing & connecting with our communities! Visit your neighborhood Rec. Center & be part of our community! https://bit.ly/2xt0V4D

Visit the Dallas Arboretum to experience the international blockbuster exhibit ZimSculpt, a world-renowned collection of...
05/25/2021

Visit the Dallas Arboretum to experience the international blockbuster exhibit ZimSculpt, a world-renowned collection of hand-selected, modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures. Dallas residents, pick up #FREE Dallas Arboretum tickets from any Dallas Rec. Center (while supplies last).

Visit the Dallas Arboretum to experience the international blockbuster exhibit ZimSculpt, a world-renowned collection of hand-selected, modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures. Dallas residents, pick up #FREE Dallas Arboretum tickets from any Dallas Rec. Center (while supplies last).

Dallas Park and Recreation has temporarily closed the Flagpole Hill playground. Following a safety inspection, park offi...
05/24/2021

Dallas Park and Recreation has temporarily closed the Flagpole Hill playground. Following a safety inspection, park officials will review findings to determine when the popular play area will reopen.

Dallas Park and Recreation has temporarily closed the Flagpole Hill playground. Following a safety inspection, park officials will review findings to determine when the popular play area will reopen.

#BahamaBeach Water Park opens on May 29th! Whose excited?!?!? #openingday2021
05/24/2021

#BahamaBeach Water Park opens on May 29th! Whose excited?!?!?
#openingday2021

#BahamaBeach Water Park opens on May 29th! Whose excited?!?!?
#openingday2021

The City is building its annual budget, and we need your help! Join one of our Telephone Town Hall Meetings to share you...
05/24/2021

The City is building its annual budget, and we need your help! Join one of our Telephone Town Hall Meetings to share your priorities for next year.

Monday, May 24, 6-7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 9-10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 5-6 p.m.

Register today at bit.ly/FY22BudgetTTHM

Send your child on an exciting adventure this summer! #DallasParks is offering an  Outdoor Adventure Camp at Samuell Far...
05/23/2021

Send your child on an exciting adventure this summer! #DallasParks is offering an Outdoor Adventure Camp at Samuell Farm! Your child will experience a week of thrilling adventures including kayaking, mountain biking, archery, survival skills and more! https://bit.ly/3vs2Y3s

Send your child on an exciting adventure this summer! #DallasParks is offering an Outdoor Adventure Camp at Samuell Farm! Your child will experience a week of thrilling adventures including kayaking, mountain biking, archery, survival skills and more! https://bit.ly/3vs2Y3s

#DallasAquatics Season Passes on sale NOW! Purchase a pass to The Cove's, Family Aquatic Centers, and the neighborhood p...
05/23/2021

#DallasAquatics Season Passes on sale NOW! Purchase a pass to The Cove's, Family Aquatic Centers, and the neighborhood pools at a 20% discount! Find more details here: https://bit.ly/2SMPIsf

We are so sad to announce but tonight’s S’mores and Stories event is cancelled due to pending weather conditions.
05/22/2021

We are so sad to announce but tonight’s S’mores and Stories event is cancelled due to pending weather conditions.

We are so sad to announce but tonight’s S’mores and Stories event is cancelled due to pending weather conditions.

The City is building its annual budget, and we need your help! Join one of our Telephone Town Hall Meetings to share you...
05/22/2021

The City is building its annual budget, and we need your help! Join one of our Telephone Town Hall Meetings to share your priorities for next year.

Monday, May 24, 6-7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 9-10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 5-6 p.m.

Register today at bit.ly/FY22BudgetTTHM

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recognizes individuals who bring true meaning to the intent of the award – to use the...
05/22/2021
2020 RWJF Award for Health Equity Celebration

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recognizes individuals who bring true meaning to the intent of the award – to use the tools of systems change to increase health equity. #DallasParks Senior Programs Division manager, Daryl D. Quarles, and Wellmed Charitiable Foundations, Carol Zernial, formed a private/public partnership to develop a 22,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility where lower-income seniors can engage with their community in new and healthy ways! Congrats to these two incredible individuals for their award!

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recognizes 11 individuals who bring true meaning to the intent of the award – to use the tools of systems change to increa...

Visit 1 of #DallasParks 4 tennis centers featuring multiple courts & full service pro shops for lessons, equipment sales...
05/22/2021

Visit 1 of #DallasParks 4 tennis centers featuring multiple courts & full service pro shops for lessons, equipment sales & repair services. Find these locations or 1 of our additional 250+ courts located across Dallas & enjoy 1 of the oldest sports around! https://bit.ly/2MZHFRr

#DallasAquatics Season Passes on sale NOW! Purchase a pass to The Cove's, Family Aquatic Centers, and the neighborhood p...
05/22/2021

#DallasAquatics Season Passes on sale NOW! Purchase a pass to The Cove's, Family Aquatic Centers, and the neighborhood pools at a 20% discount! Find more details here: https://bit.ly/2SMPIsf

Take a look at #DallasParks 2019-2020 Annual Report! https://bit.ly/3f9B31P
05/21/2021
Annual Report FY 19-20

Take a look at #DallasParks 2019-2020 Annual Report!
https://bit.ly/3f9B31P

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#DallasParks is #NowHiring #lifeguards for #Summer2021. Must be 16 years old and able to pass the lifeguard certificatio...
05/21/2021

#DallasParks is #NowHiring #lifeguards for #Summer2021. Must be 16 years old and able to pass the lifeguard certification course. Starting pay is $14 per hour! Apply now -> https://bit.ly/3vOrHjq
#SummerJob #ExtraIncome #PartTimeJobs #parttimejobsavailable #Lifeguarding

#DallasParks is #NowHiring #lifeguards for #Summer2021. Must be 16 years old and able to pass the lifeguard certification course. Starting pay is $14 per hour! Apply now -> https://bit.ly/3vOrHjq
#SummerJob #ExtraIncome #PartTimeJobs #parttimejobsavailable #Lifeguarding

The City is building its annual budget, and we need your help! Join one of our Telephone Town Hall Meetings to share you...
05/21/2021

The City is building its annual budget, and we need your help! Join one of our Telephone Town Hall Meetings to share your priorities for next year.

Monday, May 24, 6-7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 9-10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 5-6 p.m.

Register today at bit.ly/FY22BudgetTTHM

Join #DallasParks Outdoor Adventures for an evening of fun under the stars at Samuell Farm! Bring your camp chairs, blan...
05/20/2021

Join #DallasParks Outdoor Adventures for an evening of fun under the stars at Samuell Farm! Bring your camp chairs, blankets & dinner; we'll provide the campfire, s’mores & stories! Fun for the whole family! $25 per family (up to 6 ppl) Register here: https://bit.ly/2PzUTdR

Join #DallasParks Outdoor Adventures for an evening of fun under the stars at Samuell Farm! Bring your camp chairs, blankets & dinner; we'll provide the campfire, s’mores & stories! Fun for the whole family! $25 per family (up to 6 ppl) Register here: https://bit.ly/2PzUTdR

#DallasParks virtual Park Board Meeting will begin at 10am. Tune in and watch live => https://bit.ly/2O2dOZB
05/20/2021

#DallasParks virtual Park Board Meeting will begin at 10am. Tune in and watch live => https://bit.ly/2O2dOZB

#DallasParks virtual Park Board Meeting will begin at 10am. Tune in and watch live => https://bit.ly/2O2dOZB

Join #DallasParks and #DART, along with some of our amazing community partners, as we celebrate Older Americans Month! M...
05/20/2021

Join #DallasParks and #DART, along with some of our amazing community partners, as we celebrate Older Americans Month! Make plans to drive thru 1 of our 3 event locations on Friday, May 21, between 9am-11am to collect your #FREE swag! #OlderAmericansMonth #SeriousAboutOurSeniors

Join #DallasParks and #DART, along with some of our amazing community partners, as we celebrate Older Americans Month! Make plans to drive thru 1 of our 3 event locations on Friday, May 21, between 9am-11am to collect your #FREE swag! #OlderAmericansMonth #SeriousAboutOurSeniors

Adults 18 and older, sign up for #DallasParks FREE virtual painting class! First 20 registrants will receive a free pain...
05/19/2021

Adults 18 and older, sign up for #DallasParks FREE virtual painting class! First 20 registrants will receive a free painting kit! Classes are 5/22, 6/26, 7/24 & 8/28. Sign up now! https://bit.ly/306NC6U

Adults 18 and older, sign up for #DallasParks FREE virtual painting class! First 20 registrants will receive a free painting kit! Classes are 5/22, 6/26, 7/24 & 8/28. Sign up now! https://bit.ly/306NC6U

Send your child on an exciting adventure this summer! #DallasParks is offering an  Outdoor Adventure Camp at Samuell Far...
05/19/2021

Send your child on an exciting adventure this summer! #DallasParks is offering an Outdoor Adventure Camp at Samuell Farm! Your child will experience a week of thrilling adventures including kayaking, mountain biking, archery, survival skills and more! https://bit.ly/3vs2Y3s

Send your child on an exciting adventure this summer! #DallasParks is offering an Outdoor Adventure Camp at Samuell Farm! Your child will experience a week of thrilling adventures including kayaking, mountain biking, archery, survival skills and more! https://bit.ly/3vs2Y3s

#DallasAquatics Season Passes on sale NOW! Purchase a pass to The Cove's, Family Aquatic Centers, and the neighborhood p...
05/19/2021

#DallasAquatics Season Passes on sale NOW! Purchase a pass to The Cove's, Family Aquatic Centers, and the neighborhood pools at a 20% discount! Find more details here: https://bit.ly/2SMPIsf

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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 🤔🤔🤔🤔
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.