Parks & Recreation

Swim Lessons: Register Now
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Summer Camps
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ARC at McCowan Park Groundbreaking Ceremony
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Jazz and Neo Soul Concert
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Recreation Life Summer Guide
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The nationally accredited DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department (DPARD) is a local, regional and national award-winning department in suburban Dallas. The DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department represents the heartbeat of a highly engaged, diverse community. DPARD thrives in promoting health, wellness, multicultural arts, and entertainment programs. Entertainment, sports, and arts programs are top tourist attractions, hosting thousands of residents and visitors to various special events at DeSoto Park destinations.

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Highlights

PARD Receives National Accreditation

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) recently announced in October 2022 that the DeSoto Parks & Recreation Department has received re-accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).
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PARD Releases 2023 Annual Report

The Parks and Recreation Department's end-of-year annual report is now available. This report provides a high-level overview of the department's significant accomplishments for the year.
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Stay Connected And Join Us On Social Media

We strive to keep park patrons and visitors informed on all the great things taking place in DeSoto. From information on new capital projects underway as well as completed projects ready to be enjoyed, to learning about new programs and the many events offered throughout the year.
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