Charley Taylor Recreation Center is currently closed for renovations and expansion beginning November 1, 2017. All of our current evening classes will be held at Lee Elementary (school next door to Charley Taylor Recreation Center).

When Charley Taylor Recreation Center Re-Opens on April 18, 2019 all activities will resume at Charley Taylor Recreation Center.

To contact staff, email center manager Halima Baquedano at hbaquedano@gptx.org or call 972-339-3775. We will return your call as soon as possible.


We offer a wide range of classes and activities for all ages.  From karate to arts and crafts, special events, dance, gymnastics, and exercise/wellness.

After School Program

The after-school program meets five days a week at Charley Taylor Recreation Center. The program picks up at Lee Elementary every day after-school and is targeted for ages 6-12. Program is $20/week per child includes homework help, daily snack, activity/play time and much more. Program will pick up kids on school early release days. For more information on this program, contact us at 972-339-3770.

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 payment in order 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 Gerardo Salcedo at (972) 264-6890.

Basketball Ages 4-6 (January & July), Soccer Ages 3-5 (March & August), Tee ball Ages 3-5 (May & October)

Teeball starts October 22, 2016
Indoor Soccer starts January 21, 2017

Adult Programs

Charley Taylor Recreation Center offers adult classes throughout the year whether it be for gardening/landscaping to dance classes. Click above for the latest news on these classes.

Building and Park Pavilion Rentals

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

A $75 deposit/ $35 hour/ $15 kitchen flat fee (optional). This location also handles all park pavilion and city building rental reservations. For more information about our how to rent these for your next event, visit our facility rentals section of Parks and Recreation.

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 Centers. Charley Taylor is looking for music, craft, theatre arts, cheerleading, and Pre-K Learning Camp instructors! Enrich people’s lives and earn some extra income by getting in contact with the Charley Taylor Staff @ 972-264-6890 or email Halima Baquedano.hbaquedano@gptx.org
*background checks and drug tests are completed on all applicants.

Ballet Folklorico

Ages 6+. 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.

Beginners: Wednesday nights from 6-7pm  $35/month
Advanced: Thursday & Fridays from 6pm-8pm and Saturdays 10a-1p Fee: $45/month

A+ Dance Class

Ages 6-12. A+ Dance Class teaches a variety of different dances such as modern, ballet, hip hop and praise dance. These dance classes will get you out of your seat and on your feet! Hip-hop and praise dance classes emphasize modern movement with a vivacious urban feel. Every Monday from 6-7pm.
Fee: $25/month


Classes held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7pm. Fee is $45/month.


Sunday Closed
Monday10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday10:00 am – 700 pm
Saturday9:00 am – 6:00 pm



You are cordially invited to the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Charley Taylor Recreation Center. Join the Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department on Wednesday, April 17th from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. for an evening filled with fun, activities, food and beverages and much more! Staff and city officials have a great evening lined up with guest speakers, games, facility tours, and entertainment.

Additionally, the Grand Prairie Police Department’s Boxing Program will spotlight their brand new boxing room within the facility.

For more information, call 972-339-3770

Pickleball Coming Soon!


After School Program
After School Program
After School Program
After School Program
After School Program
A+ Dance
Ballet Folklorico
Ballet Folklorico
Ballet Folklorico
Ballet Folklorico

Class Fees

A+ Dance$25/month
After School Program$20/week
Ballet Folklorico (Beginners)$35/month
Ballet Folklorico (Intermediate - Advanced)$45/month


Texas Plan

Texas Plan

Adult Annual Ages 16+$12/yearN/A$37/year
Youth Annual Ages 6-15$7/yearN/A$27/year
Day Pass$4N/A$6
Texas Plan allows for access into the building, use of game room, study room and gymnasium during open play and allows for meeting room rentals and program registration.

Prairie Plan

Prairie Plan

Work in Grand Prairie, but live outside Grand Prairie city limits
Adult Monthly Ages 16+$11.50/month$12/month$37/year
Adult Annual Ages 16+$108/year$158/year$218/year
Family Monthly
(up to 5 people that live in the same household)
Family Annual
(up to 5 people that live in the same household)
$218/year (Resident/Non-resident family annual fee)N/AN/A
Prairie Plan allows for access into the building, use of game room, study room and gymnasium during open play and 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.


GymnasiumMeeting RoomsGame RoomKitchen
Gathering/Event$100/hrDuring Hours$25/hrAfter hours (only)$45/hrFor duration of rental$30
Practice Full Court$60/hrAfter Hours$50/hr
Practice Half Court$30/hr

All Rental Fees are due at time of reservation. Rentals must be made at least 2 weeks before the event. Cancellation must be completed 72 hours before the event for 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.

Halima Baquedano, Center Supervisor
972.339.3775| hbaquedano@gptx.org | Urgent After Hours: 972-237-8350
601 E. Grand Prairie Rd  | Grand Prairie, Texas 75051

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