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The mission of the City of De Soto Parks and Recreation is to enhance the quality of life in the town by providing the best possible recreational facilities, open natural spaces and programs for its citizens.

The City Public Works Department oversees and manages more than 56 acres of parks, recreational facilities for the general public.  The City parks and recreation system includes ten park sites, including general parkland, sports fields and courts, picnic facilities, natural resource areas and related support facilities.

A gazebo is used to accommodate multiple users for small events and additional pavilions are located throughout the park. All pavilions are lighted which extends the usability after sunset.

These facilities provide valuable recreation resources for the residents of De Soto and surrounding community. This park hosts a tree museum that displays trees traceable to over 50 historic figures and events in history. A path meanders through the museum facilitating defined access for users.