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Parks & Recreation
Discover, Experience, Play!

Mission Statement
The department's mission is to enrich the quality of life in DeSoto, provide World Class customer service, premier parks and dynamic recreational experiences.

Vision Statement
DeSoto Parks and Recreation is a vital component in the community that provides diverse services and opportunities. Our staff will be known for their commitment to professionalism and their ability to grow and change with the community.

Professionalism: We will exemplify the highest standards of the profession.
Engage: We will develop strong relationships.
Inspire: We will promote community health and vibrant lifestyles.
Integrity: We will be fair and honest.

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Administrative Offices
DeSoto Town Center
211 East Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, TX 75115

Ph: 972.230.9650
Fax: 972.230.5796

Administrative Hours
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Recreation Life Program Guide
Take a look our guide, in it you will find activity schedules, special events and facilities listings. Click here to view.


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Summer Swimming Lessons
Register today!
Swim sessions begin on June 16 through July 31. We have a variety of levels from parent-tots to adult lessons at $50 per session for a total of eight classes. Click here to view or schedule and register at the DeSoto Recreation Center.
Youth Football and Cheerleading
Registration is open!
Registration at the DeSoto Recreation Center is scheduled to begin on June 1. Ages 4-12 can register. Click here for registration information.
First Start Sports (Soccer, Track & Field, Basketball and T-ball)
Session I: June 17 - July 8 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | $20 for all four sports| Ages 3 -5
Session II: July 15 - August 5 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | $20 for all four sports| Ages 3 -5
During each session, preschoolers will learn the basic skills for a specific sport. This is a great way for participants to develop their motor skills and gain an understanding of basic sport fundamentals. Parent involvement is strongly encouraged. Click here to view flyer.

Junior Players Discover Theatre Camp
Free | June 15 - 26 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Registration is open
Junior Players Discover Theater is a free two-week summer theater camp that meets every day, Monday - Friday for two hours. Children ages 7-14 are eligible to participate and classes are limited to 25 students. Campers will learn basic drama techniques and use them to perform a small skit at our Festival of Plays. Click here for more information.      

Dallas Mavericks Hoop Camp
June 29 - July 3 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Ages 8 - 18
Young basketball players of all skill levels will learn the game from the best camp coaching staff in Texas. Our professional coaches are handpicked for their basketball knowledge and their proven ability to work well with kids. The Dallas Maverick Hoop Camp delivers valuable lessons and plenty of fun! Click here to register.
Recreation Center Program Schedule
All sessions are held at the recreation center
Adult Schedule | Youth Schedule | 
Click here to online registration

Looking for a new workout plan? Join our Fitness Center
Come in and purchase your recreation or fitness membership pass today! The recreation center is currently offering membership passes as low as $10 per year and fitness passes for $20 per month for DeSoto residents. Our fitness center offers state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strengthening equipment. Click here to view several membership pass options and family rates.

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