Effective Wednesday, March 10, masks will be highly recommended but not required to enter City of Grand Prairie facilities. However, for your safety, city staff will continue to follow recommended health protocols, including wearing masks. All other current modifications to the operations at individual facilities will remain in effect until further notice.



 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.


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.

Please refer to our reopening page for current modified operations hours and amenities.

Building 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 Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ($50/hr)
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ($50/hr)
*Optional $30 flat fee for use of the kitchen

After School Program

The after school program is offered Monday through Friday from 3:30-6pm. The program picks up at Lee Elementary and follows the GPISD calendar. Fee: $20/week/child

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

Registration fee $27

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 $65 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 Sean Keller 972-339-3774. 

Outdoor Soccer (Ages 3-5)
Registration Dates: January 1 – March 8
Practices begin: March 22
Games begin: April 3

Tee-ball (Ages 3-5)
Begins May 17
Registration Dates: March 31- May 10

Youth Summer Tee-ball League 2021 – Ages 3-5

Ages 3-5: Our tee-ball league is a great environment for your child to learn fundamental baseball skills. We are a noncompetitive league, so your child will be able to learn teamwork, batting skills, and leadership in a safe and active learning environment.

Registration Dates:
March 31 – May 10

Practices begin May 17
Games begin May 29

Teams will play 6 games.

Game Days:
Saturdays. Game start times range 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

One practice per week on weeknight determined by coach. Times ranging 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Practices begin the week of May 17

Registration Fee:
$65 per player: Fee includes uniform and trophy.

Adult Programs

Charley Taylor Recreation Center offers a state of the art fitness room, and adult classes such as Karate and Ballet Folklorico.

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 looking for music, craft, theatre arts, personal training, and Pre-K Learning instructors! Enrich people’s lives and earn some extra income. For more information contact Rebecca Estrada at 972-339-3773 or

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

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 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $25/month

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+. Come 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: $45/month


Ages 18+. This yoga class is open to beginners and advanced. We focus on breathing through asanas, finding balance and increasing flexibility. Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat!
Mondays 7:00 p.m. – 8 :00 p.m.
Fee: $20/month
Starts April 6
Membership required


Come learn to play the role playing game Dungeons and Dragons and make friends along the way.
Ages 12-17: Saturdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Adults: Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $10/month
Starts April 4
Membership required

Video Game Tournament

Ages 6+. Bring your friends and join us for some videogaming fun on our Nintendo Switch!
Every 3rd Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
Fee: Free
Membership required


Please refer to our reopening page for current modified operations hours and amenities.


Please refer to our reopening page for current modified operations hours and amenities.

Texas Plan

Texas Plan

Senior Annual Ages 62+$10/year$10/year
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/month
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.


Please refer to our reopening page for current modified operations hours and amenities.

GymnasiumMeeting RoomsGame RoomKitchen
Practice Full Court$60/hrDuring Business Hours
$25/hrAfter Hours (only)$45/hrFor duration of Rental $30 Flat Fee
Practice Half Court$30/hrAfter Hours$50/hr

All Rental Fees are due at time of reservation. Rentals must be made at least 2 weeks before the event. Cancellations must be completed one week 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
972-339-3770| | Urgent After Hours: 972-237-8350
601 E. Grand Prairie Rd  | Grand Prairie, Texas 75051

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