THE SUMMIT 50+ CLUB IS NOW OPEN

We are happy to announce that The Summit is now open with modified operations that will be reevaluated and assessed every 30 days. Please be on the look out for more information and updates in the coming weeks. We know how important this facility is to our members, and staff is working hard to ensure that it is a safe environment for everyone. Fitness equipment has been repositioned throughout the facility to accommodate social distancing recommendations. Masks will be recommended when not actively exercising, and reservations will be required for lap swimming. All reservations can be made by calling 972-237-4141 or in person. For additional information, read below in the “Re-Opening” section.

RE-OPENING INFORMATION

Effective Wednesday, March 10, masks will be highly recommended but not required to enter City of Grand Prairie facilities. However, for your safety, city staff will continue to follow recommended health protocols, including wearing masks. All other current modifications to the operations at individual facilities will remain in effect until further notice.

UPDATES EFFECTIVE APRIL 1

Effective April 1 the following amenities will become available, while still keeping social distancing and disinfecting policies in place.

  • Billiards/Shuffleboard room will be open at a limited capacity and designated hours.
    • Billiards – Open Monday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. and Monday/Thursday/Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    • Shuffleboard – Open Tuesday/Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
    • Game room capacity will be maximum of 12 people.
  • Discovery 1 Art Room will be open for Pottery, Jewelry Making, and Crochet at a limited capacity and designated hours.
    • Pottery  – Open Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday hours are open to 15 minutes before closure.
    • Crochet – Open Monday/Wednesday from 6:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    • Jewelry – Open Friday from 6:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    • Art room capacity will be maximum of 12 people.
  • Gift shop will be open during business hours (Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) as long as its staffed by Gift Shop volunteers.
    • Gift Shop capacity will be maximum of 4 people.
  • Ping pong table will be set up in the Aerobics Room and will be open during business hours (Monday -Friday 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
    • Paddles and balls will be available for check out at the Athletic desk.
    • Aerobics room will be maximum of 8 people.
  • Pickleball will no longer require reservations and will be open play. Courts 1 and 3 open.
    • Paddles and balls will be available for check out at the Athletic desk.
    • Gym Court Capacity will be increased to 16 people
  • Pool Lap Lane reservations will remain as is
    • Lane 4 will be removed to allow more space for pool open swim area
    • 2 people may share a lane if they agree to share
    • Those reserving a lane can reserve for themselves and 1 other person
    • Members still must be actively moving up and down the lane during their time
    • Overall Pool/Lap lane/Vortex/Spa capacity will be increased to 35 people.

 

All other amenities and features of the Summit will be reevaluated and assessed every 30 days. Please be on the look out for more information and updates in the coming weeks.

LAP LANE RESERVATIONS

All reservations can be made by calling 972-237-4141 or in person.

  • 45 minute  reservations with 15 minutes in between for staff to disinfect area.
  • 3 lap lanes (Lane 1 closest to pump room).
  • 2 person per lane (upon request).
  • Time starts at the :15 mark and must get out on the hour mark.
  • 10 minute grace period and no extension on time.
  • If lanes are open its first come first serve.
  • Must be actively moving (walking or swimming).
  • Rest of the pool, vortex, spa is open and available, just a reduced capacity for each area.
  • Reserve 2 days in advance (Friday for Monday, Sat for Tuesday).
  • A person can reserve space for themselves and one other.

MODIFIED HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday -Friday:  6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.*
*closed from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for deep cleaning.

Saturday:  8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sunday:  Closed

OPEN AS A FITNESS VENUE ONLY

  • Fitness Floor
  • Walking Track
  • Natatorium (lap lanes by reservation only). Showers + Locker Rooms will be
  • Gym (two Pickleball Courts, open play)
  • Some social aspects like the billiards room, pottery, and ping pong will resume at a capacity.  Card playing and high-contact activities are still not availableat this time.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • All current membership are and will remain frozen until the member is ready to return.
  • Will not be initially accepting new members.
  • No day passes in this phase.

NUTRITION PROGRAM (MEALS FOR SENIORS)

Will continue as a delivery & drive through program.

MODIFIED ENTRANCE / EXIT

  • All members will enter and exit from the front door.
  • North door (Athletic door) will be closed.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • All members will be temperature checked upon arrival.
  • Masks will be highly recommended if not swimming or actively exercising.
  • Staff will be continually cleaning and disinfecting equipment.
  • Sanitizing stations will be prominently placed throughout the facility.
  • Members will enter and exit in separate locations. (One way in, One way Out)
  • There will be a 2 hour closure M-F between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for facility sanitization.

SOCIAL PROGRAMS

  • Some social aspects like the billiards room, pottery, and ping pong will resume at a capacity.  Card playing and high-contact activities are still not availableat this time.
  • Sauna will not be open

ABOUT THE FACILITY

The Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation Department opened the doors to the newest addition to the city, The Summit, on June 18, 2010. The $23 million dollar, 60,000 square foot facility located in Central Park is designed specifically for active adults ages 50 and older.

With state-of-the art fitness areas, gym, indoor infinity edge pool with lap lanes & exercise vortex, theater, locker rooms with sauna and more, this will be the talk of Texas for years to come!

“The 50 plus generation migrate to places that have amenities. The Summit will help Grand Prairie enhance its tax base.”

Dr. John CromptonDistinguished Professor on Parks, Recreation and Tourism Texas A&M University

“The facility evokes a WOW reaction! Bravo!”

Dr. John CollinsProfessor of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of North Texas

“The Summit is an amazing facility which will be a model for cities across America.”

Phil T. HesterChairman of the NRPA Gold Medal Awards & Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine Long Beach, California

“Abraham Lincoln is reported to have said, 'It's not the years in your life but the life in your years.' And just think The Summit empowers the 50+ residents of Grand Prairie to have both. It's just about as 'grand' as it gets.”

Dr. Ellen O'SullivanPh.D., Certified Parks and Recreation Professional President of Leisure Lifestyle Consulting

CURRENT NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTER & CALENDAR (PDF)

AMENITIES

*Some amenities will be unavailable as The Summit 50+ Club re-opens. Please see information above to view current available amenities.

Terrace Café • 100-Seat Movie Theater • Scores Billiards & Card Playing Room • Gift Shop
Social Sitting Area • Reading Room • Enrichment Classrooms

Outdoor Covered Patio Overlooking the Lake with Fireplace • Outdoor Games
Performance Stage, Banquet & Dining Rooms with Full Catering Kitchen*

Cardio & Strength Fitness Area • Group Exercise Room • Massage Room
Indoor Walking Track Overlooking the Lake & Grand Central Park
Gymnasium for Pickleball, Basketball, Volleyball and Fitness

Heated Indoor Pool with Hydro-Jets, Exercise Equipment, Lap Lanes & Resistance Vortex
25-Person Hot Tub Spa • Outdoor Sunning Patio • Locker Rooms • Saunas

*Catering Kitchen only accessible to professional catering businesses. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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MEMBERSHIPS

Purchase a membership today in-person at The Summit. Memberships make a great gift, too! Purchase one for yourself, a family member or a friend.

Resident Memberships
Ages 65 & up$55/year
Ages 50-64$205/year

Non-Resident Memberships
Ages 65 & up$205/year
Ages 50-64$505/year

Member Fee Scholarships
The City of Grand Prairie provides scholarships for part or all of the membership fees for those residents of Grand Prairie who are in need of financial support. This facility is dedicated to Grand Prairie residents who are 50 years and over and is committed to assure that each and every one has the ability to enjoy The Summit.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Summit offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities from working at the front desk, to greeting members, food service, giving tours of the facility, picking up members in our golf carts and teaching new skills and trades to others. Please ask our staff about all the exciting details on how to become a volunteer at The Summit.

RENTAL INFORMATION

The Summit offers many unique rental opportunities for reunions, anniversaries, business meetings and more.  For more information on rentals, please call 972-237-4141.

Ballrooms I & II (4 hour time blocks)
Banquet style: Seats Up to 64/ Auditorium Style: Seats Up to 80
$500 for Monday – Thursday; Friday and Saturday before 5:00pm
$1000 on Friday and Saturday after 5:00pm

Dining Room (4 hour time blocks)
Banquet style: Seats Up to 120/ Auditorium Style: Seats Up to 150
$500 on Saturday before 5:00pm
$1000 on Saturday after 5:00pm

Conference Room (4 hour time blocks)
Table & Chairs: Seat Up to 10
$200 on Monday – Saturday

Theater (4 hour time blocks)
House: Seats Up to 70
$500 on Monday – Thursday

Patio/Backyard (4 hour time blocks)
Café Tables and Chairs: Seat Up to 35/ Patio Chairs: Seat Up to 35
$250 on Friday and Saturday

 

Daniel Cauthen, Manager
972-237-4141 | dcauthen@gptx.org | Urgent After Hours: 972-237-8350
2975 Esplanade | Grand Prairie, Texas 75052

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