Activities & Programs
The Denton Parks and Recreation department is dedicated to providing new and exciting programs for all ages and abilities. With programs and events ranging from sports, fitness and wellness, creative arts, S.T.E.A.M., sustainability and nature education, swimming, camps and more, you’re bound find something fun for everyone in our Rec1 Online Catalog.
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 accommodations, 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.
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- How do I register?
We provide three different ways to register for your convenience:
- Register online via Rec1
- In person at any rec center
- By calling 940-349-7275
Child care related programs may require in-person registration.
- What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
- Am I required to have a rec pass to participate in a fee-based recreational program or activity?
Rec passes are not required for fee-based activities, programs, or events. Some rec center activities are offered free with a rec pass.
- How can I get the resident discounted fee?
You are considered a resident if you pay City of Denton property taxes and are eligible to pay the discounted resident rate. Nonresident fees may apply.
- What is the registration deadline?
We asked that participants register at least one week prior to a start date unless specifically note in an activity or program description. Staff reserve the ability to cancel any activity, class, program, and/or event that don’t meet minimum registration.
- Can I purchase a membership to all three aquatic facilities?
Yes, we offer an individual All Access Annual Pass at a discounted resident rate of $150 per person. The nonresident rate is $155. We also offer an additional discounted rate for the purchase of four or more at $120 per resident and $125 for nonresidents. Four or more passes must be purchased in the same transaction.
- When does Water Works Park open?
Water Works Park opens on May 28, 2022. It is open daily through Aug. 9, noon - 6 p.m., and then weekends only, Aug. 13-Sept. 5.
To learn more about admission to the park, visit dentonwaterworks.com.
- Is Denton Natatorium (NAT) a public pool?
Yes, the NAT is a public pool that operates under a joint-use facility agreement with Denton Independent School District (DISD), therefore making the NAT accessible to DISD for swim meets, practices, and water polo matches.
- Can I bring my own blow up floats to the pools?
No, the only flotation devices permitted are U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets and puddle jumpers.
- Is there a sprayground or splashpad in Denton?
Yes, Denton Parks and Recreation maintains the sprayground at Carl Gene Young Sr. Park.