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 Travis World Language Academy (525 NE 15th St. Grand Prairie, Texas 75050).

To contact staff, email center manager Halima Baquedano at hbaquedano@gptx.org or call 972-237-8350. 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.

First Step Clinic: Ages 5-12

Enroll today for this monthly clinic by Colcross Athletics. Learning outcomes and improvements covered will be shooting, passing, ball handling, defense, confidence and leadership.

After School Program

The after-school program meets five days a week at Charley Taylor Recreation Center. The program picks up at Lee Elementary, Hobbs Williams Elementary and Crockett Elementary School every day after-school and is targeted for ages 6-12. Program is $20/week per child (LEE) $30/week (Williams and Crockett) 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) 264-6890.

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.

The World-Renowned Grand Prairie Toastmasters

6:30 Tuesdays, Charley Taylor Recreation Center, GP, TX

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: Fridays from 6pm-8pm & Saturdays from 12pm-2pm $35/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.


 RegularSummer Hours
(beginning June 6)
Weight Room
Sunday ClosedClosedClosed
Monday12:00 pm – 8:00 pm11:00 am – 9:00 pm12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday12:00 pm – 8:00 pm11:00 am – 9:00 pm12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday12:00 pm – 8:00 pm11:00 am – 9:00 pm12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday12:00 pm – 8:00 pm11:00 am – 9:00 pm12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday12:00 pm – 6:00 pm11:00 am – 9:00 pm12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am – 1:00 pm9:00 am – 1:00 pm9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Texas Plan

Texas Plan – This plan provides you with access to the Charley Taylor Facility and any free class that we offer. It does not include access to the weight room, and fee-based classes. All recreation center members must present their recreation ID card each time they come in to use the facility.. Please check in with staff when you arrive.

Texas Plan
Annual Adult Membership – $12
Annual Child Membership – $7

The Texas membership is also valid for use during open gym play at the Tony Shotwell Life Center as well as at Dalworth Recreation Center. Additional Membership plans are available through the Tony Shotwell Life Center. Please contact each center for gym availability. Any individual under the age of 18 may get a free snack Monday-Friday between the hour of 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Check out the latest classes being offered throughout the city.

Weight Room Memberships

Weight Room Memberships – This center offers a very personalized weight room with all of your basic equipment for a complete workout. Weight room includes but not limited to elliptical machine, treadmill, lap-pull down, bench press, bicycle and complimentary towel service. Ask staff for details on how to enroll in our two popular plans:

Weight Room Membership
6-Month Weight Room Plan – $36
1- Year Weight Room Plan – $62
1-Month Pass – $8
Daily Weight Room Pass – $3

Halima Baquedano, Center Supervisor
972.264.6890 | hbaquedano@gptx.org | Urgent After Hours: 972-237-8350
601 E. Grand Prairie Rd  | Grand Prairie, Texas 75051

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