Charley Taylor Recreation Center offers a range of grand fun for all ages! Stop by to tour our facility, book a rental, or register for a class! For more information, please call 972-339-3770.

About Charley Taylor

Charles Robert Taylor, a legendary figure from Grand Prairie, Texas, left an indelible mark on the world of professional football. Born on September 28, 1941, Taylor’s extraordinary journey took him from the fields of Grand Prairie to the pinnacle of the NFL. After honing his skills as a standout college football player with the Arizona State Sun Devils, he was chosen by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 1964 NFL Draft. Taylor’s impact on the game was immense, earning him recognition as a six-time All-Pro and an eight-time Pro Bowl selection during his 13-season career with the Redskins. His contributions were pivotal in leading Washington to the playoffs five times and a Super Bowl appearance after the 1972 season. In honor of his extraordinary career, Charles Taylor was rightfully enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1984. His journey from Grand Prairie to NFL stardom is a testament to his dedication and talent, leaving an enduring legacy in the world of sports.

In the event of inclement weather, holiday hours, or other facility closures, updates will be listed on the Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department homepage linked below.


Check out the Life is Grand magazine for information about classes, programs, leagues, and special events at the Charley Taylor Rec Center.  If you have questions about current activities or suggestions for future activities, please get in touch with our front desk at 972-339-3770

Hours of operation

Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


The Texas Plan allows for access to the Charley Taylor Recreation Center, use of the game room, study room, and gymnasium during open play, and allows for meeting room rentals and program registration.  Day passes are available for $4 (Grand Prairie residents) and $6 (non-residents).

Resident Non-Resident
Senior Annual Ages 62+
$10 annually
$10 annually
Adult (16+)
$12 annually
$37 annually
Youth Annual (Ages 6-15)
$7 annually
Youth Annual (Ages 6-15)

The Prairie Plan allows for access into the building and use of the game room, study room, and gymnasium during open play, and it allows for meeting room rentals and program registration. The Prairie Plan can be used at Tony Shotwell Life Center, Dalworth Recreation Center, and Charley Taylor Recreation Center.

Resident Corporate Non-Resident
Adult (16+)
$108 annually ($11.50/month)
$158 annually ($12/month)
$218 annually ($37/month)
Family (up to 5 people that live in the same household)
$218 annually (or $22/month)

rental fees

All Rental Fees are due at the time of reservation. Rentals must be made at least two weeks before the event. Cancellations must be completed one week before the event for a full refund.

Check with staff for computer availability board games, and check out equipment such as hula hoops, balls, etc. For updates and questions about classes or events, call 972-339-3770.

Gymnasium Meeting Rooms Game Rooms Kitchen
Full Court $60/hr, Half Court $30/hr
$25/hr, After Hours $50/hr
$45/hr (After Hours only)
$30 for duration of rental


Pre-K Sports Leagues

Charley Taylor Recreation Center specializes in pre-kindergarten sports for children ages 3-5 years. For all leagues, you must make a $75 payment to reserve your child’s spot. No spots will be held until the payment is received. If you have any questions regarding our leagues, contact Sean Keller at 972-339-3774.

Youth Soccer (Ages 3-5)

Practices begin: March 13

Games begin: March 25

After School Program

The after-school program is offered Monday through Friday from 3:30-6pm. The program picks up at Delmas Morton Elementary and follows the GPISD calendar. Fee: $25/week/child

For more information on this program, contact us at 972-339-3770.

Registration fee $17

Ballet Folklorico

Ages 3+. This class is preserving Latino culture and history through dance and education using Hispanic traditions from North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. Our promise is to offer top-notch quality for everyone to enjoy and learn! Amor A Nuestra Cultura has experience with various internationally recognized Ballet Folklorico instructors.

Minis (Ages 3-6): Wednesdays & Fridays 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Beginners: Wednesdays & Fridays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Intermediate/Advanced: Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $45/month


Ages 6+. Experience traditional Tae Kwon Do from the longest-running Martial Arts Academy in Grand Prairie and learn from white belt through black belt.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $50/month

Line Dance

Join our new fun and energetic line dance class! You’ll learn all the latest choreography in the world of R&B Line Dances!

$25/month or $5/drop in

Event Room Rentals

Charley Taylor Recreation Center has one multi-purpose room that can be rented out for birthday parties, reunions, baby showers, and more. Rentals must be made at least two weeks in advance.

The room is available for rental on Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ($25/hr)
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ($50/hr)

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ($50/hr)
*Optional $30 flat fee for use of the kitchen


Instructors Needed:

Ages 21+. Do you have a special talent or skill that you feel would be a great asset to our Gold Medal Recreation Center? Charley Taylor is seeking music, craft, theatre arts, personal training, and pre-K learning instructors! Enriching people’s lives and earning some extra income. For more information, contact Sean Keller at 972-339-3774 or [email protected].

*background checks and drug tests are completed on all applicants.

Contact Us

Monte Whetstone, Center Supervisor
972-339-3770| [email protected] | Urgent After Hours: 972-237-8350
601 E. Grand Prairie Rd  | Grand Prairie, Texas 75051