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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Drive-In Movie at Grimes Park


'Tis the Season. Get into the holiday season and join us for a Drive-In Movie at Grimes Park. Enjoy a holiday movie favorite.

Movie: ElfAfter accidentally falling into Santa Claus' gift sack, a human baby is raised at the North Pole, grow...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Winter Wonderland - Arts, Crafts and Painting


DeSoto Parks & Recreation and the DeSoto Public Library bring you Winter Wonderland with Arts, Crafts, and Painting on December 12th at the DeSoto Civic Center from 11 AM to 3 PM. This event is free for all ages under 13. Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their ...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Logo Design Contest - Promote Keep DeSoto Clean


Show off your awesome design talents by creating a one-of-a-kind logo for the Keep DeSoto Clean initiative for the Parks and Recreation Department. The winning design will be used as the new logo for Keep DeSoto Clean. The winner will receive a new iPad. ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

5K Turkey Trot - Virtual Run


Join us for the inaugural Virtual Turkey Trot. We have "gone virtual" to protect the health and safety of our participants and community. The upside is that literally, EVERYONE can be a part of the largest Turkey Trot in the world.You may use an...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Reduced Hours Operation


Hours of OperationMonday - Friday8AM to 12PM and 4PM to 8PM

For the safety of everyone, residents who are running a fever, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or who have had close contact within the last 14 days with someone who has or is believed to h...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Recreation Center Reopening | Now Accepting RSVP


The DeSoto Recreation Center is re-opening with restrictions. Patrons will have access to the Fitness Center, Basketball Courts, and the Walking/Jogging Track.

All areas will have a limited capacity. Patrons will be required to schedule an appointment for ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Recreation Center Virtual Tour


Welcome to the DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department’s virtual tour. Browse and experience the amenities available in the Recreation Center, Corner Theater, Civic Center and Amphitheater. The department’s mission is to enrich the qual...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Youth Master Plan Survey


Mayors and City Council members across America know their communities’ success depends on the health and well-being of children, youth, and families.  Working with colleagues in local government, leaders can strengthen municipal policie...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update


Update June 15, 2020Moseley PoolDue to COVID-19 health concerns, Moseley Pool will not open this season. The closure will affect all swim lessons and swim activities for this summer. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in 202...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Stop The Spread: Mask It


Beginning Saturday, April 18th, all visitors and employees of essential businesses in Dallas County will be required to wear a cloth face covering when at an essential business or while using public transportation. Stop the Spread...Mask It!

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Park and Trail Construction Update


To get the latest update and insight on Park and Recreation projects, click here. Each year the Parks Division dedicates time and resources to enhancing the DeSoto parks system. Through the City’s annual budget process, funds are allocated to de...

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