Welcome to the DeSoto Parks & Recreation Department
Recreation Center Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday | 5am - 10pm
Friday | 5am - 6pm
Saturday | 6:45am - 6pm
Sunday | 1pm - 5pm
Office Line: 972-230-9655
Rain Out Line: 972-230-9652 
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Holiday Parade Update
The Holiday Parade will be postponed.

“DeSoto is a football town and when our beloved DeSoto High School Eagles advance to the 6A D2 playoffs on the same date and time as our Holiday Parade, the parade must be postponed,” said DeSoto Mayor Curtistene McCowan.

Even though DeSoto’s population exceeds 50,000, it is still a small town. “We have one high school and when our football team is headed for the State playoffs, the whole town supports them,” said Mayor McCowan. “Our Eagles play the Cedar Hill Longhorns at AT&T Stadium on December 3rd at 5:30 pm, and we want to show our support by postponing our Holiday Parade that is scheduled for the same day and time. Several groups from DeSoto ISD had registered to participate, and many other groups want to attend the game as well; so consequently, it makes sense to cancel the parade for December 3, 2016 and explore other options.”


A new date for the parade has not been announced.



DeSoto Youth Football and Cheerleading League


Updated 10/2/16 



Announcement: Registration is open
Registration at the DeSoto Recreation Center is open. Ages 4-12 can register. The age is determined by how old the player will be on August 1, 2016 for B, C and Flag divisions and June 1, 2016 for the A division.


Registration Period
Regular Registration - Begins May 3


Age Divisions
A Team - Ages 11-12 age as of 6/1/16
B Team - Ages 9-10 age as of 8/1/16
C Team - Ages 7-8 age as of 8/1/16
Flag Team - Ages 4-6 age as of 8/1/16


Key dates to remember
Jun 15 - Coaches submit criminal background check and certification online
Jul 15 - Assign practice facilities for teams that meet requirements
Sep 2 - Refund Deadline
Sep 3 - Season Start Date


Certification Schedule
8/20 - 9 a.m. - Panthers (DeSoto Freshman Campus, 620 S Westmoreland Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115, Map it)
8/20 - 10:30 a.m. - Colts and Chargers (DeSoto Freshman Campus, 620 S Westmoreland Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115, Map it)
8/20 - 12 p.m. - Havoc and Falcons (DeSoto Freshman Campus, 620 S Westmoreland Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115, Map it)
8/20 - 1 p.m. - Seahawks and Disciples (DeSoto Freshman Campus, 620 S Westmoreland Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115, Map it)
8/24 - 6:30 p.m. - Cowboys (during practice)
8/31 - 6:30 p.m. - Longhorns (during practice)

Registration Fees DeSoto/Glenn Heights Residents Non-Resident
Football $60 $80
Cheerleading $30 $50







Click here to view the official website



DeSoto Youth Basketball League

This is local recreational basketball league for ages 4 through 14. Our goal is to teach basketball fundamentals, rules and skills. We emphasize on sportsmanship, team play and clean/fair competition.

Ages as of September 1, 2016


Registration Fees  DeSoto/Glenn Heights Residents Non - Residents 
 Ages 4 - 14 $65 $85 
Late Registration Fees     
 Ages 4 - 14  $80 $100

Registration Period
Regular Registration - October 31 - December 26


Parents Information

Practice Schedule | Team Rosters
Coaches Information
» DeSoto Youth Football 2016 Football