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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.



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 online.

Music in the Park Concert Series
May 14, 16, 21
The DeSoto Amphitheater is a great spot for enjoying the spring breeze and listening to live music under the stars. The MIP Series offers free performances featuring local and national talent. Click here to view this year's lineup. 

Dog Days N Desoto
May 16
This event provides a great opportunity for families to flaunt their four legged companion, hang out, compete for prizes or just play around. This event will include a fashion show, canine obstacle course and photo contest.

Junior Players Discover Theatre Camp
Free | June 15 - 26 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Registration begins May 1
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.      

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 972-784-4060 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.

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