Office of Community Care


​Period Access Dallas (P.A.D.)

3,400+ packages distributed to date!

What is Period Access Dallas (P.A.D.)

The City of Dallas is making free period products, including pads and tampons, available at many of our public facilities through an initiative called Period Access Dallas (PAD).   If you are unable to afford period products, you can visit one of the sites below to receive a one month’s supply. To receive products in a discreet shopping bag, complete the request card found in the restrooms and present it to the librarian or recreation center staff. 

Why focus on period access?

The City of Dallas Office of Community Care (OCC), in partnership with Dallas Public Library and Dallas Park and Recreation, is excited to announce the expansion of the Period Access Dallas (PAD) initiative. The initiative, was piloted with funding from the American Rescue Plan Act and expanded with support from the Racial Equity Fund, to provide free feminine hygiene products in high-need neighborhoods at recreation centers, community centers and libraries.

Menstrual hygiene is fundamental to a person’s dignity and wellbeing, and an important part of basic health services. Many individuals do not have access to materials for managing their periods in a safe and hygienic manner. Girls and women are more likely to miss school or work during their periods if they can’t afford menstrual products. This program will build gender equity so people don’t suffer through lost educational opportunities or employment income if they can’t affordably access pads or tampons. 

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Where can I get free period products?

Items are available at the following locations: 

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
Downtown Branch (1st Floor), 1515 Young St., 75201
 
Branch Libraries
Arcadia Park Library, 1302 N. Justin Ave., 75211  
Audelia Road, 10045 Audelia Rd. 75238
Bachman Lake, 9840 Webb Chapel Rd., 75238
Dallas West Branch Library, 2332 Singleton Blvd., 75212
Forest Green, 9619 Greenville Ave., 75243
Fretz Park, 6990 Belt Line Rd., 75254
Grauwyler Park, 2146 Gilford Rd., 75235  
Hampton-Illinois Library, 2951 S. Hampton Rd., 75224  
Highland Hills Branch Library, 6200 Bonnie View Rd., 75241  
Kleberg-Rylie, 1301 Edd Rd., 75253
Lakewood, 6121 Worth St., 75214
Lochwood, 11221 Lochwood Blvd., 75218
Martin Luther King Branch Library, 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 75215  
North Oak Cliff Library, 302 W. 10th St., 75208
Oak Lawn, 4100 Cedar Springs Rd., 75219
Park Forest, 3421 Forest Ln., 75234  
Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest Library, 2008 E. Kiest Blvd., 75216  
Pleasant Grove Library Branch, 7310 Lake June Road., 75217
Polk-Wisdom, 7151 Library Ln., 75232
Prairie Creek, 9609 Lake June Rd., 75217
Preston Royal, 5626 Royal Ln., 75229
Renner Frankford, 6400 Frankford Rd., 75252
Skillman Southwestern, 5707 Skillman St., 75206
Skyline Branch Library, 6006 Everglade Road., 75227
Timberglen, 18505 Midway Rd., 75287  
Vickery Park Branch Library, 8333 Park Lane., 75231  
White Rock Hills Branch Library, 9150 Ferguson Road., 75228
 
Community Centers
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 75215  
West Dallas Multipurpose Center, 2828 Fish Trap Road., 75212  

Park and Recreation Centers
Anita Martinez Recreation Center, 3212 N. Winnetka Ave., 75212  
Arcadia Park Recreation Center, 5420 S. Arcadia Dr., 75211 (temporarily closed for renovations)
Arlington Park, 1505 Record Crossing, 75235
Bachman, 2750 Bachman Dr., 75220
Beckley Saner Park Recreation Center, 114 W. Hobson Ave., 75224
Campbell Green, 16600 Parkhill Dr., 75230
Elouise Lundy, 1228 Reverend CBT Smith St., 75203
Exall, 1355 Adair, 75204
Exline, 2525 Pine St., 75215
Fireside, 8601 Fireside, 75217
Fretz, 6994 Belt Line, 75240
Grauwyler, 7780 Harry Hines, 75235
Harry Stone, 2403 Millmar, 75228
Hiawatha Williams/Cummings Recreation Center, 2976 Cummings St., 75216
Janie C. Turner Recreation Center, 6424 Elam Road., 75217
Jaycee Zaragoza, 3114 Clymer, 75212
J.J. Craft, 4500 Spring, 75210
John C. Phelps, 3030 Tips, 75216
Kidd Springs, 711 W. Canty, 75208
Kiest, 3080 S. Hampton, 75224
Kleberg Riley, 1515 Edd, 75253
Lake Highlands, 9940 White Rock Trail, 75238
Larry Johnson Recreation Center, 3700 Dixon Ave., 75210  
Marcus, 3003 Northaven, 75229
Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., 75215  
Martin Weiss Recreation Center, 1111 Martindell Ave., 75211
Mattie Nash Recreation Center, 3710 N. Hampton Rd., 75212
Nash-Davis Recreation Center, 3710 N. Hampton Road, 75212
Park in the Woods, 6801 Mt. Creek Pkwy., 75249
Pleasant Oaks, 701 Greenmound Ave, 75227
Polk, 6801 Roper, 75209
Reverchon, 3505 Maple Ave., 75219
Ridgewood, 6818 Fisher, 75214
Samuell Grand, 6200 E. Grand, 75223
Singing Hills Recreation Center, 6805 Patrol Way, 75241
Thurgood Marshall, 2939 E. Ledbetter
Tommie Allen, 5150 Mark Trail, 75232
Timberglen, 3810 Timberglen Rd., 75287
Umphress Park Recreation Center, 7616 Umphress Road, 75217
Walnut Hill, 1001 Midway, 75229
Willie B. Johnson, 12225 Willowdell, 75243


More information about PAD

(P.A.D.) Update-Workforce, Education, & Equity Briefing (Presentation)

OCCPAD Interview video: https://youtu.be/hebt9yo-bdQ

OCCPAD PSA Longer video: https://youtu.be/Xf3aE5DAP6k

OCCPAD PSA Shorter video: https://youtu.be/0DgS3CTIPuY

OCCPAD Interview video Spanish: https://youtu.be/0LUqcKtSN7o

OCCPAD PSA Longer video Spanish: https://youtu.be/2P65aBJkaKg

OCCPAD PSA Shorter video Spanish: https://youtu.be/dfCcepGnjDA