Dallas Police will be extending efforts to make the summer fruitful and fun for teens by creating recreational and educational events according to an Audacy article from June 17 which reports,
“It’s a chance to not only keep [kids] busy and active, but it’s also a chance for us to be out here and create trust between officers and our youth,” said Police Chief Eddie Garcia.
Garcia says officers will lead athletic, educational and recreational events including bike safety, basketball camps, midnight basketball, movie nights, kickball, disc golf and painting.
“There is something for everyone, every kid,” Garcia said. “We want our kids to have fun this summer and be safe as well. That’s what it’s all about when school is out, but we also want them to have a very enjoyable summer.”
According to a City of Dallas article, at the same time, Dallas will also be opening its doors to teens to encourage them to experience museums, libraries, parks, zoos and many more with the return of the Teen All Access Pass. They say,
“Dallas Park and Recreation is partnering with Amazon and other local organizations to sponsor a Teen All-Access Pass that will allow youth free entry to more than ten popular Dallas cultural and recreational venues. Starting at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, passes will be distributed to teens between the ages of 13 to 17 who live within City of Dallas limits. Teens can pick up the passes at their nearest recreational center and begin to enjoy summer!
The fun ranges from visiting the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Dallas Zoo and many other attractions.
Dallas Park and Recreation maintains nine community pools and 17 spraygrounds across the City for residents to enjoy. In addition to these facilities, residents can stay cool at the three Cove and five other aquatic centers and Bahama Beach Waterpark.
Classes and programs are offered at Dallas Park and Recreation’s 43 recreation centers located throughout the city. Each center offers an assortment of programming from day camps to sports lessons.
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.”
Mayor Eric Johnson spearheaded the exciting program as he emphasized that the government has to fulfill its duty to the children in providing them proper welfare and nurture for their growth.