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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.

Facility Holiday Operation Hours
 Date Recreation Center  Civic Center 
 11/25/15  5 a.m. - 7 p.m.   7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
 11/26/15  Closed  Closed
 11/27/15  Closed  Closed
 12/24/15  8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Closed
 12/25/15  Closed  Closed
 12/31/15  5 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Closed
 1/1/16  8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Closed

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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Youth Basketball Registration
November 9 through December 27
This is local recreational basketball league for ages 4 through 12. Our goal is to teach basketball fundamentals, rules and skills. We emphasize sportsmanship, team play and clean/fair competition. Click here for more information.           

Fun Time Live

Every Friday Night @ 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Fun Time Live provides a social atmosphere for boys and girls in grades second through seventh grade. Admission is $10 per child and concessions are provided. If you would like more information on special guests and activities please call 214-986-4326 or visit www.funtimelive.comClick here for activity schedule.

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.

Tell Us What You Think!
We want your Feedback
Your input will help shape future services and initiatives. Your participation is greatly appreciated!
Click here for Civic Center Services
Click here 
for Fitness Classes


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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Hometown Holiday Parade Application
Click here to view our application