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Letter to Dallas Park and Recreation Volunteers

Greetings Volunteers,

Thank you for your commitment to volunteering with Dallas Park and Recreation!

Our greatest asset at Dallas Park and Recreation is the community we serve, our family of staff, and our volunteers. Volunteers are the heart of our department; you help keep our parks beautiful and our recreation centers humming with activities by sharing your skills, contributing your time and making a difference in our community!

We are accepting individual and group volunteers to assist in park maintenance projects and recreation center programs. Currently we are unable to accommodate Court Mandated Volunteers. 

Stay connected by:

  • Following the Dallas Park and Recreation Department on social media @dallasparkrec on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
  • Tell your volunteer story! Email betty.swinners@dallascityhall a photo or post a photo on your social media of you volunteering with the Dallas Park and Recreation Department, why it’s important, and what you enjoy the most and use #DallasParksVolunteers
  • Find important information regarding the City of Dallas and COVID-19 here:


Volunteer Services

Volunteer Program

Volunteers are the heart of our department. They help keep our parks beautiful and our recreation centers humming with activity. They share their skills, contribute their time, and enhance our lives. 

Over 2,500 volunteers contributed approximately 178,996 service hours during FY 2019-2020, valued at $4.5 million. Individuals and groups share their talents and expertise by participating in senior adult and after school programs, park beautification projects like “It’s My Park Day,” and numerous other daily activities and special events.  

Find your perfect match - whether at a recreation center or park, a one-time event or on-going activity, with a group or individually - there are many ways to get involved.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for current volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities  

For more information on volunteering contact: