City parks, libraries, cultural facilities, community centers closures

City parks, libraries, cultural facilities, community centers closures

In response to the declaration of a Local State of Disaster and to reduce the spread of COVID-19, starting Saturday, March 14, 2020, public access is closed to all City of Dallas libraries, neighborhood cultural centers and recreation centers through Friday, March 20, 2020.

All City programs are suspended until further notice and the City is contacting groups with reservations to cancel and reschedule those bookings.

Athletic fields will be closed for all reservations and organized play. Out of an abundance of caution and to maintain social distancing, Dallas Park and Recreation is closing playgrounds, golf courses and tennis centers at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and will be closed until further notice. For additional information from Parks & Recreation, please see

Dallas Public Library staff will be answering phones and responding to customer emails. To find the contact information for your library branch visit

For additional information about neighborhood cultural centers including the Bath House Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Oak Cliff Cultural Center and South Dallas Cultural Center, please visit

Public access is closed to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and the West Dallas Multipurpose Center through Friday, March 20, 2020. This closure impacts the MLK Center’s core building, Building A. The MLK recreation center and library are also closed. All in person social service appointments are being rescheduled or will be transitioned to phone calls.

West Dallas Social Services Help Line 214-670-8416
MLK Social Services Help Line 214-670-6530
Senior Services Help Line 214-670-5227

South Dallas and West Dallas Community Courts will also be closed to the public, defendants may contact 214-930-6960 for guidance or to be directed to an alternative location.

South Dallas Community Court and West Dallas Community Court Defendants can be redirected to one of the following courts:

South Oak Cliff Community Court
2111 South Corinth Street

Northeast Community Court
9451 LBJ Frwy, Ste. 130

On March 12, 2020, Mayor Eric Johnson issued a Proclamation Declaring a Local State of Disaster in response to evidence of community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the city of Dallas.
For more information on the City’s efforts, visit

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