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City of DeSoto Parks & Recreation Department

City of DeSoto Parks & Recreation Department DeSoto PARD is a vital component in the community that provides diverse services and opportunities.

Mission Statement
To create leisure experiences by providing world-class customer service and diverse opportunities for all generations. Award Winning Department -
2022 Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies, National Recreation and Park Association Re-Accreditation
2021 Community Partner - DeSoto Chamber of Commerce
2020 Tree City USA - Arbor Day Foundation
2019 Promotion

Mission Statement
To create leisure experiences by providing world-class customer service and diverse opportunities for all generations. Award Winning Department -
2022 Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies, National Recreation and Park Association Re-Accreditation
2021 Community Partner - DeSoto Chamber of Commerce
2020 Tree City USA - Arbor Day Foundation
2019 Promotion

Operating as usual

We are so proud of our DeSoto Teen Council! They are attending Friday night activities for Texas Municipal League’s annu...
02/04/2023

We are so proud of our DeSoto Teen Council! They are attending Friday night activities for Texas Municipal League’s annual Youth Advisory Commission Summit. This annual event provides YACs from across the state the opportunity to attend skill-building workshops, hear from motivational speakers, and share ideas. While the summit has a serious mission of educating, inspiring, and empowering, it is also built as a fun environment to help connect youth with other youth leaders and city leaders.

02/03/2023

The Unsung | Al Lipscomb | Black History
Join the parks and recreation department in celebrating Black History Month. We hope you enjoy these interesting facts.

Update 2/2/2023  6:41 PMRecreation Center and Senior Center OpeningsFriday, February 3, 2023Recreation Center - 8 AM - 6...
02/03/2023

Update 2/2/2023 6:41 PM

Recreation Center and Senior Center Openings

Friday, February 3, 2023
Recreation Center - 8 AM - 6 PM
Senior Center - 8 AM - 4 PM

Youth Basketball League Update:
League games scheduled for this weekend have yet to be determined. Stay tuned for updates.

Be safe and stay warm.

Each year we are excited to bring you this memorable event. We have officially sold-out this event. Please continue to f...
02/02/2023

Each year we are excited to bring you this memorable event. We have officially sold-out this event. Please continue to follow us for future event announcements.

02/02/2023

The Unsung | Alice Allison Dunnigan | Black History
Join the parks and recreation department in celebrating Black History Month. We hope you enjoy these interesting facts.

The Recreation Center will reopen on Thursday, February 2 at 12 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. The Senior Center will remain c...
02/02/2023

The Recreation Center will reopen on Thursday, February 2 at 12 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. The Senior Center will remain closed.

Youth Basketball practice at all locations will be canceled on Thursday, February 2. League games scheduled for this weekend have yet to be determined. Stay tuned for updates.

02/01/2023

The Unsung | Shirley Chisom | Black History
Join the parks and recreation department in celebrating Black History Month. We hope you enjoy these interesting facts.

A new stage play coming soon... When Old Flames Become New Fire. "In Love With Your Man" is a hot sizzling stage play wr...
02/01/2023
In Love With Your Man - Stage Play

A new stage play coming soon... When Old Flames Become New Fire. "In Love With Your Man" is a hot sizzling stage play written and directed by DeMarcus Bailey. Reserve your tickets now on Eventbrite:

When Old Flames Become New Fire. I'm in Love With Your Man is a hot sizzling stage play Written and Directed by DeMarcus Bailey.

Update 1/31/2023  3:01 PMRecreation Center and Senior Center Closure:The Recreation Center and Senior Center will be clo...
01/31/2023

Update 1/31/2023 3:01 PM

Recreation Center and Senior Center Closure:
The Recreation Center and Senior Center will be closed on Wednesday, February 1. All programs and classes are canceled. We will continue to post updates as they become available.

Youth Basketball League Update:
All practices scheduled at City and DeSoto ISD facilities are canceled on Wednesday, February 1. We will continue to post updates as they become available.

Be safe and stay warm.

01/31/2023

DESOTO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS AWARD

Throughout our city's history, volunteers have donated countless hours to improve the quality of life in DeSoto.

The success of any community is built on the efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations that are committed to serving their community with the desire to make it a better place to live, work and play.

That's why the DeSoto Community Recognition Program was created, to recognize those amazing individuals who strive to make a difference in our community.

Residents are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals for consideration for this award. The recipient(s) will be announced and honored at a DeSoto City Council meeting.

To nominate a deserving citizen, please fill out the submission form by clicking this link: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/2159/DeSoto-Community-Champion-Recognition-Aw

Each nomination will be given the utmost consideration. When a nominee is selected for the award, the nominator will be notified by the City Secretary's Office.

For more information call the City Secretary's Office at (972) 230-9664 or visit: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/2159/DeSoto-Community-Champion-Recognition-Aw

Update 1/30/2023  5:30 PMRecreation Center and Senior Center Closure:The Recreation Center and Senior Center will be clo...
01/30/2023

Update 1/30/2023 5:30 PM

Recreation Center and Senior Center Closure:
The Recreation Center and Senior Center will be closed on Tuesday, January 31. All programs and classes are canceled. We will continue to post updates as they become available.

Youth Basketball League Update:
All practices scheduled at City and DeSoto ISD facilities on Monday, January 30, and Tuesday, January 31 are canceled. There is a possibility of cancelations on Wednesday, February 1. We will provide an update no later than 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31.
Be safe and stay warm.

Recreation Center Closure:The recreation center will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 30. All evening programs and cla...
01/30/2023

Recreation Center Closure:
The recreation center will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 30. All evening programs and classes are canceled. We will post updates as they become available.

Youth Basketball League Update:
All practices scheduled at City and DeSoto ISD facilities on Monday, January 30, and Tuesday, January 31 are canceled. There is a possibility of cancelations on Wednesday, February 1. We will provide an update no later than 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31.

Be safe and stay warm.

This is a social walking group for senior citizens. Join us on the walking track located upstairs in the recreation cent...
01/29/2023

This is a social walking group for senior citizens. Join us on the walking track located upstairs in the recreation center. Bring a friend for FREE on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Sign Up for free here: https://bit.ly/seniorwalkdesoto

01/29/2023

The Joy of Music and Movement performing at The History of Black Dance event at the DeSoto Corner Theatre.

01/29/2023

The Joy of Music and Movement performing at The History of Black Dance event at the DeSoto Corner Theatre.

01/29/2023

The Joy of Music and Movement performing at The History of Black Dance event at the DeSoto Corner Theatre.

01/29/2023

Reggie Harris Jr performing at The History of Black Dance event at the DeSoto Corner Theatre.

01/29/2023

The TMJ School of Dance performing at The History of Black Dance event at the DeSoto Corner Theatre.

01/29/2023

The TMJ School of Dance performing at The History of Black Dance event at the DeSoto Corner Theatre.

We are so excited to announce the opening of Townsend Park and Zeiger Park. Upgrades to amenities include a new playgrou...
01/27/2023

We are so excited to announce the opening of Townsend Park and Zeiger Park. Upgrades to amenities include a new playground, zip line, outdoor fitness stations, and shade structures. Click the link to visit our park locator: https://bit.ly/desotoparklocator

Join the Clique! New Fitness Bootcamp on Saturday Mornings.$8 per session. Don't Miss Out. Click the link for more infor...
01/27/2023

Join the Clique! New Fitness Bootcamp on Saturday Mornings.
$8 per session. Don't Miss Out. Click the link for more information: https://bit.ly/muscleclique

01/27/2023

Tickets are nearly Sold-Out. Better hurry!

DeSoto Parks and Recreation presents the 29th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. An unforgettable occasion with food, fun, and giveaways.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Click here for tickets: https://bit.ly/3Xe4gwM

Come play with us in a fun and encouraging environment. Activities vary in each class and focus on all fitness, motor an...
01/26/2023

Come play with us in a fun and encouraging environment. Activities vary in each class and focus on all fitness, motor and agility development. Click here for more information: http://bit.ly/3XLOg5F

When Old Flames Become New Fire. In Love With Your Man is a hot sizzling stage play Written and Directed by DeMarcus Bai...
01/25/2023
In Love With Your Man - Stage Play

When Old Flames Become New Fire. In Love With Your Man is a hot sizzling stage play Written and Directed by DeMarcus Bailey. Reserve your tickets now on Eventbrite:

When Old Flames Become New Fire. I'm in Love With Your Man is a hot sizzling stage play Written and Directed by DeMarcus Bailey.

New Acting Classes for ages 8 to 12!Learn how to read monologues, breakdown a scene, develop characters within a scene a...
01/25/2023

New Acting Classes for ages 8 to 12!
Learn how to read monologues, breakdown a scene, develop characters within a scene and also learn how to do scene work with partners to develop as a professional actor. Registration is open: http://bit.ly/3wfc06s

Together, we can raise the nation’s awareness about teen dating violence and promote safe, healthy relationships. Join u...
01/24/2023
In Their Shoes: An Interactive Experience

Together, we can raise the nation’s awareness about teen dating violence and promote safe, healthy relationships. Join us as we walk through an Interactive Experience related to Teen Dating Violence and what teens can be doing in DeSoto to provide awareness.
Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-their-shoes-an-interactive-experience-tickets-493024659027

Together, we can raise the nation’s awareness about teen dating violence and promote safe, healthy relationships.

Enrollment is open for martial arts classes for ages 5 to 17. Classes are designed to teach students way to channel thei...
01/24/2023

Enrollment is open for martial arts classes for ages 5 to 17. Classes are designed to teach students way to channel their energy in a positive way. Register at https://bit.ly/3PpbABr

Late registration is still open until teams are full. Sign up today.
01/24/2023
DeSoto Soccer Association

Late registration is still open until teams are full. Sign up today.

Youth recreational soccer | DeSoto Soccer Association | United States, kids sport

Join us tonight for Trap-O-Lean. A high-energy and FUN class using aerobic trampolines, weights and routines to differen...
01/23/2023

Join us tonight for Trap-O-Lean. A high-energy and FUN class using aerobic trampolines, weights and routines to different genres of music. $15 Drop-In sessions are available. Sign Up Now. Register here: https://bit.ly/FitnessbyNori

Photos from Desoto Baseball Organization's post
01/23/2023

Photos from Desoto Baseball Organization's post

This is a social walking group for senior citizens. Join us on the walking track located upstairs in the recreation cent...
01/22/2023

This is a social walking group for senior citizens. Join us on the walking track located upstairs in the recreation center. Bring a friend for FREE on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Sign Up for free here: https://bit.ly/seniorwalkdesoto

Open-play tennis is available from a beginner skill level to advanced. Bring a friend and give them a taste of all the f...
01/22/2023

Open-play tennis is available from a beginner skill level to advanced. Bring a friend and give them a taste of all the fun of playing and socializing in tennis.
Sign Up for free here: https://bit.ly/desototennis

Our program is designed for beginners who want to develop combat skills they can rely on in a real situation. Click here...
01/21/2023

Our program is designed for beginners who want to develop combat skills they can rely on in a real situation. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/3krbfo5

Open-play Pickleball is available from a beginner skill level to advanced. Bring a friend and give them a taste of all t...
01/21/2023

Open-play Pickleball is available from a beginner skill level to advanced. Bring a friend and give them a taste of all the fun of playing and socializing in Pickleball. Register for free here: https://bit.ly/desotopickleball

Don't forget Eagle Family, join us tomorrow afternoon for our football team's championship parade at 2 p.m., beginning o...
01/20/2023

Don't forget Eagle Family, join us tomorrow afternoon for our football team's championship parade at 2 p.m., beginning on Amber Lane!

Come play with us in a fun and encouraging environment. Activities vary in each class and focus on all fitness, motor an...
01/19/2023

Come play with us in a fun and encouraging environment. Activities vary in each class and focus on all fitness, motor and agility development. Click here for more information: http://bit.ly/3XLOg5F

New Acting Classes for ages 8 to 12!Learn how to read monologues, breakdown a scene, develop characters within a scene a...
01/19/2023

New Acting Classes for ages 8 to 12!
Learn how to read monologues, breakdown a scene, develop characters within a scene and also learn how to do scene work with partners to develop as a professional actor. Registration is open: http://bit.ly/3wfc06s

Address

211 E Pleasant Run Road
Desoto, TX
75115

Opening Hours

Monday 5am - 10pm
Tuesday 5am - 10pm
Wednesday 5am - 10pm
Thursday 5am - 10pm
Friday 5am - 6pm
Saturday 6:45am - 6pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Telephone

+19722309655

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Aikia Just for Kids Karate is now signing up students for September at the DeSoto Recreation center.

1. Classes Are on Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00-8:00pm for only $30 a month.

2. Masks and gloves are required when entering the building, Masks need to be worn at all time in class.

3. Sign up at the front desk with Cash or Cashiers check. Please sign up before the 10th of each month.

4. We have limited amount of students and people that can be in the room at one time due to Covid-19 for safety
to all the dad's out there.
to all you dads out there.
The DeSoto Recreation center is going to open back up for classes next week. The Longest running Class is Aikia Karate ( close to 25 yrs )and we will be returning, here is a few of the restrictions

1. We are being allowed to have classes again, with restrictions beginning June 9th ( next Tuesday )
2. Class size is limited to 15 max for the time being ( first come first serve ) hope they let us have more soon
3. Students will have to preregister for classes before coming Tuesday, here is the link, it is the same page that was used before if you paid online in the past
http://apm.activecommunities.com/desot…/Activity_Search/2002

if you do not have internet to sign up on we will need you to be at the recreation center around 6:00. The City will have a tablet at the door for you to sign up
There will be no drop ins for this month ( means students who sign up past the first of the month)

4. We will be entering the building by the front doors, the doors we normally come in should be locked ( so we are not over the approved number of people in the center) parents will have to drop the students off at the front door and park in the garage or run errands ( parents will not be able to enter and sit in class like we normally do) we are hoping for this to just be for this month. I , or a older student will wait at the front door until close to the 7:00 class time to walk any younger students to the room as needed. Please be prompt picking up your child at after 8:00
5. May want to bring a water bottle, the fountains may be shut off
6. Bathrooms may be closed also,(careful drinking too much before class ) I am not sure about list 4-5 just trying to be prepared
7. Gloves and masks can be removed when we are in our class room, but must be worn while walking back and forth between the door and the room
8. I know gloves and masks are hard to find, do the best you can, you can wear any type glove, I realize it’s not cold out but you can take them off when you get in the room, you can make your own mask or use a bandanna of some kind per cdc rules
9. My sister is selling reusable masks for $5, which is pretty much what it costs her ( cash only )
10. Staff will check temperatures of everyone before they enter
11. All sparring is suspended for now, I will discuss with students about temporary belt testing changes on a one on one basis as needed.
12. If there is any changes I will let everyone know as soon as possible

This is from the city and listed on the page that you will have to sign up on for now

Due to COVID-19 visitors are asked to comply with the following guidelines.
• Sanitize hands
• Clean any surfaces before and after use
• Maintain social distancing - six feet of separation
• Mask or face covering and gloves are required
• Loitering is prohibited

I would like to thank everyone for their support during these tough times, teaching classes is my only income and not having classes has been incredibly tough for me and I know some of you have been dealing with the same type things

I hope to see all of you next week so we can get back to training and get those new belts

If you have any questions please call, e mail, text and I will do my best to answer them
Master Lloyd Ploeger
972-217-6363 (This number is not for the center, Karate only )
Good morning DeSoto! Join me for a quick cardio workout at 11am today! No equipment needed. Let's and be while we are "Sheltered in Place." Let's Do This!!
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