Parks & Recreation

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Welcome to the City of Denton Parks and Recreation!

Our department maintains the City's recreational facilities and programs, outdoor athletic fields, parks, open spaces, natural areas, tree inventory, and the IOOF and Oakwood Cemeteries. We are proud to offer a wide range of activities, programs, and events for everyone!

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  1. Parks & Recreation Calendar

  2. The latest events and programs from the Parks and Recreation department

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  1. Parks & Recreation Blog

  2. The latest news and highlights from the Parks and Recreation department

Our Mission

To unite and grow lives by preserving parks and encouraging play. 
UNITE internally and within the community, GROW lives physically, mentally, and emotionally, PRESERVE parks by being good stewards, ENCOURAGE PLAY 

Our Vision

Parks and Recreation is responsible for fostering a sense of community and enhancing the quality of life of residents and visitors by providing recreational, educational, and wellness opportunities; supporting Denton's economic vitality through special events, and providing beautiful, well-maintained parks and public spaces while being good stewards of the environment.

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  1. Parks & Recreation

    Physical Address
    Denton Civic Center
    321 E McKinney Street
    Denton, TX 76201

  1. Gary Packan

    Parks and Recreation Director


Inclusion Means Everyone Plays!

The City of Denton Parks and Recreation is committed to creating and promoting inclusion across all public spaces, places, facilities, and programs the department manages. Through the Inclusion Statement and supporting practices, we aim to ensure access to the benefits of quality parks and recreation for everyone, including individuals with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, the LGBTQ community, racial and ethnic minorities, and refugees and immigrants.

For more information on disability-focused programs and inclusion in all programs, contact the Adapted and Inclusive Recreation Coordinator, Mia Macy, through email at [email protected] or by phone at (940) 349-7757.

For information on ADA accommodations requests, visit the City of Denton Americans with Disabilities Act webpage.