Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson announced the renewal of the Teen All Access Pass, a program that allows teens to visit Dallas-area attractions for free. Passes can be picked up at any Dallas recreation center beginning at 10:00 a.m. June 27 through July 31. Only 10,000 passes will be available for the summer. Proof of Dallas residency is required to enroll in the program, and the eligible teen must be present to obtain the pass.
The program began last summer, allowing Dallas teens ages 13 to 17 to visit the Dallas Zoo, Dallas Arboretum, Trinity River Audubon Center and other cultural venues. New additions to the program include the Dallas African American Museum, Dallas Golf Course, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
Mayor Johnson said the program would provide unique experiences for Dallas teens that they typically wouldn’t get during the school year.
“It is our job in municipal government to ensure that our children . . . have plenty of opportunities to learn, grow, prosper and, frankly, just . . . have fun when they’re not in school,” Johnson said at Monday’s press conference.
“I felt very excited to have had the opportunity to go to all these places,” said Cherish, a 14-year-old Dallasite who participated in the program last summer.
Carmine, 14, is new to the program. He was very excited to go with friends to the Dallas Zoo to see his favorite animal: the lion.
Participating organizations include:
- African American Museum at Fair Park
- Bahamas Beach
- Dallas Arboretum
- Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
- Dallas Public Library
- dallas zoo
- golf dallas
- Dallas Office of Arts and Culture (including Bath House Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, South Dallas Cultural Center, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Dallas Museum of Art)
- Perot Nature and Science Museum
- Southern Skates Roller Skating Rink
- Trinity River Audubon Center
More information about the program can be found at the Dallas Park and Recreation website.