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.
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).
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.