"We know our police department will be working hard this summer to deter and apprehend violent criminals.
But keeping people safe isn’t just the police department’s job. It’s all of our jobs. It’s the jobs of our neighbors. Of our faith leaders. Of our schools. Of our libraries. Of our Park and Recreation Department. And of our private-sector partners who want our city to thrive.
That’s why I’m proud to announce that we’re all joining together to kick off what I’ve officially proclaimed as a 'Summer of Safety' in the City of Dallas.
Through this campaign, we’re launching, highlighting, and promoting terrific summer programming for our youth."
— Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson
Mayor Johnson and Dallas Park and Recreation have partnered with Amazon and other local organizations to sponsor the Teen All-Access Pass.
The pass, now in its second year, provides youth with free admission to more than ten popular Dallas cultural and recreational venues, including the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Dallas Zoo and many other attractions.
Starting at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, passes will be distributed to teens between the ages of 13 to 17 who live within Dallas city limits.
Teens can pick up the passes at their nearest recreational center and begin to enjoy the best of Dallas this summer!
Learn more: https://www.dallasparks.org/574/All-Access-Pass
Mayor Johnson’s popular summer reading and learning program is back in person after two years of virtual-only experiences. Students ages 18 and younger who read, or are read to, at least 20 minutes a day earn a free book for every 10 days of reading, up to five times through Aug. 13.
When students have read 50 days, they will be entered in the grand prize drawings. Plus, there are events and hands-on activities every week to engage science, math, art, reading and technology interests.
Online registration is now open at www.dallaslibrary.org/smartsummer
Classes and programs are offered at Dallas Park and Recreation’s 43 recreation centers located throughout the city.
Each rec center offers an assortment of programming from day camps to sports lessons.
A full list of available programing can be found here: https://www.dallasrectrac.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html
Advanced registration may be required.
Classes and programs are offered at all 30 library locations across the city for all ages. Classes include music and art lessons, language classes, and story times in both English and Spanish.
Find out what’s happening at your local library here: https://dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/events/
The Dallas Police Department offers youth programing — such as self-defense classes, midnight basketball, boxing programs, disc golf, movie nights, and and kickball events — throughout the summer. The police department knows that best way to stop youth crime is to prevent it!
Learn more here: https://dallaspolice.net/communitys/you-programs
Dallas Park and Recreation maintains nine community pools and 17 spraygrounds across the City for residents to enjoy in the scorching summer heat.
In addition to these facilities, residents can stay cool at the three Cove and five other aquatic centers and Bahama Beach Waterpark.
Find the pool or aquatic center nearest to you here: https://dallasaquatics.org/
Mayor Johnson has partnered with nonprofits and private sector businesses to create a summer jobs program for youth ages 15 to 24. Last summer, nearly 1,000 students were connected to employment, career training opportunities, and more.
Learn more at www.dallassummerjobs.org
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson is hosting his annual Back to School Fair in August.
For over 25 years, the Mayor’s Back to School Fair has helped set up the children of Dallas for success.
The Fair, hosted by Mayor Eric Johnson, is a collaborative partnership between the City of Dallas, Dallas ISD, nonprofits, corporations, and community volunteers and serves economically disadvantaged students and their families who live in the City of Dallas and/or attend a Dallas ISD school in grades Pre-K to 12.
Registration information for the 2022 Mayor's Back to School Fair will be announced soon.
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