Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in DeSoto, provide World Class customer service, premier parks and dynamic recreational experiences. DeSoto Parks and Recreation is a vital component in the community that provides diverse services and opportunities. Our commitment is to professionalism passion to grow
and improve the community.
M. Reneé Johnson
DeSoto’s Managing Director of Parks & Recreation, M. Reneé Johnson, knows her subject matter better than just about anybody in parks & recreation business. The Managing Director has spent nearly three decades helping guide parks and recreational operations in four different cities including Dallas.
During her tenure in DeSoto, Managing Director Johnson has managed efficiently and leveraged resources to allow for the expansion of cultural events, educational enrichment programs, community partnerships, and targeted teen recreation and volunteerism. In 2016, Johnson led DeSoto’s Parks and Recreation Department to a coveted CAPRA accreditation designation, making DeSoto one of just 174 accredited park and recreation agencies in the United States.
Before moving to DeSoto, Johnson served the City of Dallas as a District Manager for the Parks & Recreation Department and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the DFW Director’s Association.