Summer of Safety 2024

Summer of Safety 2024

For a third year, the City of Dallas is proud to offer dozens of free and low-cost activities for youth to enjoy, helping them to stay safe and active during the summertime.

Dallas Mayor Eric L. Johnson, Police Chief Eddie Garcia and other city and Dallas ISD officials announced a new “Summer of Safety” campaign to highlight some of these activities.

Here is some of what’s available:

Mayor’s Youth Sports Ticket Program

The Mayor’s Youth Sports Ticket Program is an initiative created to welcome local youth to area professional, collegiate, and amateur sporting events at no charge. Dallas residents between the ages of 12 and 17 are eligible to participate with a goal of including sports fans who might otherwise not be able to attend their hometown teams’ events.  Partnering with the Dallas Sports Commission, the Mayor’s program will provide a ticket to sports experiences to adolescents with each youth ticket holder also receiving an accompanying ticket for a chaperone.  The tickets are to be distributed on a first come, first served basis per availability. Learn more at

Dallas Park and Recreation

Dallas Park and Recreation hosts a number of programs all summer long. Browse everything Dallas Parks have to offer at

Teen All Access Pass

Dallas Park and Recreation and several local partners have teamed up to offer up to 10,000 City of Dallas Teens (ages 13-17) FREE activities during the month of July! Visit any Dallas Recreation Center to sign up and receive your FREE All Access Pass! 

Passes can be picked up beginning at 10 a.m. on July 1, 2024 at any City of Dallas Recreation Centers (while supplies last) and during normal operating hours (listed below) beginning July 2, 2024 (while supplies last).

Find your neighborhood Recreation Center HERE!

Teens ages 13 – 17 must be present when registering for the pass and proof of City of Dallas residency is required. Adults are not allowed to pick up a pass on behalf of their teen. Please have a Parent/Guardian drivers license or teen drivers license/ID with you to sign up and receive your pass. Acceptable forms of ID will be Texas ID or Drivers License showing Dallas residency, or other forms of ID such as a passport, another state ID/DL, Matrícula Consular ID/Mexican ID card. Other forms of ID must be accompanied by a current utility bill showing Dallas residency. 

Regular Hour of Operation for pass pickup beginning July 2 – (CLOSED JULY 4) – July 31 –  (or while supplies last) will be: 
Mon – Thurs: 9am – 8pm
Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 2pm

Find out more on the Dallas Park & Recreation website:

Dallas Public Library

With 30 locations in every part of the city, you’re always close to a Dallas Public Library. Get all the books, DVDs, comics and magazines you need to stay entertained all summer long. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi in our buildings, use a computer or attend any of the hundreds of workshops, events, classes and other activities for all ages every day! A library card is free for Dallas residents.

SMART Summer

Dallas Public Library’s annual SMART Summer learning program includes hundreds of events and activities June 1 to August 10. Kids ages birth to 18 can earn free books to build their own home libraries if they keep track of every time they read, discover and create. The fun starts with a kickoff party for the whole family on June 1 at select libraries, in partnership with Dallas ISD. For more information and to sign up, visit

Free lunch!

Dallas Public Library offers free meals to kids under age 18 who need it at 15 library locations. No proof of need is required. Just come hungry! Find one near you.

Just for Teens!

Dallas Public Library has programs and activities just for teens! Highlights include a K-Pop event at the Audelia Road Branch and a robotics program at the Polk-Wisdom Branch. Plus, teens can pick up activity kits to do on their own. Kits contain all the supplies you need to make a granny square, mini painting, onigiri and friendship bracelets. Kits will be available at Audelia Road, Fretz Park, Hampton-Illinois, Lochwood, North Oak Cliff, Lancaster-Kiest, Prairie Creek, Timberglen and White Rock Hills Branches starting June 1.

Office of Arts and Culture

Culture Pass Dallas

A collaboration between the Office of Arts and Culture and the Dallas Public Library, Culture Pass Dallas is designed to provide Dallas residents access to arts and culture programming free of cost, ensuring all residents have opportunities to experience arts and culture throughout the city. For more information visit

Dallas Police Department

Dallas Police Activities League (PAL)
The Dallas Police Activities League (PAL) is a program designed to build trust and understanding between police officers and our youths. Positive rapport is built with youths built through academic achievements, cultural awareness, artistic appreciation, and athletic activities.
Boxing Programs
Janie C. Turner Recreation Center – 6424 Elam Rd.
Willie B. Johnson Recreation Center – 12225 Willowdell Dr.
Forest & Audelia Boxing Gym – 9759 Forest Ln, #420
For more information about the various programs, email
[email protected].
Police Explorers
The Dallas Police Explorers program, affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, offers youths between the ages 14-21, a chance to learn about law enforcement. The Explorers Program focuses on building well rounded individuals by developing:

  • Build Character
  • Develop Leadership Skills
  • Appreciation of Community Service
  • Responsible Citizenship

For more information, email [email protected].

Junior Explorers
The Dallas Junior Explorer program is designed for children between the ages 9-13, to learn about law enforcement in a safe and positive environment. The program aims to:

  • Build positive relationships between children and law enforcement officers.
  • Teach children about law enforcement techniques and leadership skills.
  • Provide community service.
  • Help children avoid negative behaviors and interactions.

Interested children must attend two (2) consecutive meetings to receive application forms. For more information about sign up your child, email [email protected].

Office of Community Affairs

2nd Annual Kids Fun Day with DPD

Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Grauwyler Recreation Center – 7780 Harry Hines Blvd

To register, please contact the Office of Community Affairs at 214-671-4045, via email at [email protected].

Youth Empowerment Expo
The Youth Empowerment Expo is all about inspiring young minds through STEAM
(science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) activities, vendor, and
resources. Bring the whole family for a day of community bonding and fun. Enjoy
delicious food while participating in various free workshops and demonstrations.
Learn about the Dallas Police Department’s Junior Explorers and Explorers

Saturday, August 10, 2024, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cedar Crest Community Center – 1007 Hutchins Rd

UNIDOS Back to School Health & Safety Fair
The UNIDOS Back to School Fair offers essential school supplies and valuable services to ensure that students are equipped with the necessary tools to excel in their studies. Such events not only alleviate the financial burden on families but also foster a sense of community and support for the educational journey of young learners.
Saturday, July 27, 2024, 10 a.m. – noon
Location to be determined.

Neighborhood Patrol Officers (NPO)
Neighborhood Patrol Officers will engage with children through positive activities and team sports that will provide the youths a sense of excitement and community spirit. These positive interactions are crucial to the youth’s social development.

Jubilee Park Water Safety Class

We are excited to offer a FREE water safety program for children in grades First through Eighth grade in partnership with the YMCA. This program teaches important skills to help kids stay safe in and around water. Transportation is available for some classes. Sign up now to give your child the chance to learn and have fun in the water! Classes run June 10 through July 3. Current classes available are:

  • Mondays/Wednesdays from 4-5pm [Transportation NOT available]
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays 12pm-1pm [Transportation available]
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays 4pm-5pm [Transportation NOT available]

Click here to register:

Clase de seguridad en el agua

Nos complace ofrecer un programa GRATUITO de seguridad en el agua para niños de primero a octavo grado en asociación con la YMCA. Este programa enseña habilidades importantes para ayudar a los niños a mantenerse seguros dentro y alrededor del agua. Hay transporte disponible para algunas clases. ¡Regístrese ahora para darle a su hijo la oportunidad de aprender y divertirse en el agua! Las clases se imparten del 10 de junio al 3 de julio. Las clases actuales disponibles son:

  • Lunes/Miércoles de 4-5pm [Transporte NO disponible]
  • Martes/Jueves 12pm-1pm [Transporte disponible]
  • Martes/Jueves 4pm-5pm [Transporte NO disponible]




Calendar of Events. More will be added as scheduled!

DateStart TimeEnd TimeEvent Name Address
6/14/20246 p.m.10 p.m.Juneteenth Adult Trivia Night3400 S Fitzhugh Ave
6/18/202411 a.m.2 p.m.Southwest Summer Safety Program4302 Woodhollow Dr
6/20/20241 p.m. 2 p.m.Southeast Summer Safety6400 Elam Rd
11 a.m.
2 p.m.Southwest Summer Safety Program4302 Woodhollow Dr
11 a.m.
2 p.m.Southwest Summer Safety Program4302 Woodhollow Dr
11 a.m.
2 p.m.Southwest Summer Safety Program4302 Woodhollow Dr
11 a.m.
2 p.m.Southwest Summer Safety Program7501 Clarkridge Dr
11 a.m.
2 p.m.Southwest Summer Safety Program7501 Clarkridge Dr
7/1/20248 a.m.2 p.m.Jubilee Park Community Center Kids Summer Camp
907 Bank St
7/17/20249 a.m.11 a.m.Southeast Summer Safety5411 Bexar St
7/17/202411 a.m.2 p.m.Southwest Summer Safety Program7501 Clarkridge Dr
7/19/20241 p.m.2 p.m.Cooling Off Crime7200 Elam Rd
7/19/20242:30 p.m.3 p.m.Southeast Summer Safety9901 Scyene Rd
7/24/20249 a.m.11 a.m.Southeast Summer Safety5411 Bexar St
7/24/202411 a.m.2 p.m.Southwest Summer Safety Program7501 Clarkridge Dr
7/26/202412 p.m.1 p.m.Cooling Off Crime3100 block of South Blvd
7/27/202410 a.m.12 a.m.UNIDOS Back to School Health & Safety FairTBD
7/31/202411 a.m.2 p.m.Southwest Summer Safety Program7501 Clarkridge Dr
8/10/202410 a.m.3 p.m.Youth Empowerment Expo1007 Hutchins Rd

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