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.

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.



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.

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 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

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

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 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.

    • Youth Soccer (Ages 3-5)
    • Practices begin: March 13
    • Games begin: March 25

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: $50/month

A+ Dance

Ages 6-12. Come out and learn Hip-hop, modern and praise dance from legendary instructor Alexandra Dave!
Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $30/month

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 [email protected].

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


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 – 7:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am – 6:00 pm


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.


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.

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

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