Indefinite closure of City parks, libraries, cultural facilities

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March 20, 2020

Public Affairs and Outreach

Indefinite closure of City parks, libraries, cultural facilities

Dallas, Texas – In response to the extension of the declaration of a Local State of Disaster and to reduce the spread of COVID-19, public access is closed indefinitely to all City of Dallas libraries, neighborhood cultural centers, recreation centers, athletic fields, golf courses, tennis centers and playgrounds. Additionally, public access will remain closed to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, with exception of the Foremost Family Health Center building, and to the West Dallas Multipurpose Center.

All City programs at these venues are also suspended until further notice and the City is contacting groups with reservations to cancel and reschedule upcoming bookings. For additional information for Park & Recreation, please see

Dallas Public Library staff will be answering phones and responding to customer emails. Curbside pickup for reserved materials will be available between the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning on March 23, 2020. Deadlines for all borrowed library materials have been extended to April 30, 2020 and will be extended further as necessary. The return drop-boxes outside of libraries are now closed. To contact the library visit for your library branch’s contact information.

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

Social services staff from the Community Centers will continue to provide service via telephone and staff will continue to service the Senior Services Help Line (214-670-5227).

For more information on the City’s efforts, visit