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MLK Jr. Day Parade and Facility Closures

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FACILITY CLOSURES ON MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2021

  • Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Administration Office
  • Charley Taylor Recreation Center
  • Dalworth Recreation Center
  • Kirby Creek Natatorium
  • Tony Shotwell Life Center

EVENT INFORMATION

The trail around EpicCentral will be closed on 1/18/21 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for the parade.

MLK Drive-Thru Celebration presented by NAACP, GPPD & GPPARD
The Grand Prairie NAACP, GPPD, and GP PARD present the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Drive-Thru In-Car Parade
*PLEASE NOTE: The location has changed from previous years.
Monday, January 18, 2021.
Free to attend this in-car event.
Line Up: As early as 9:00 a.m.
Event Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Located at EpicCentral – Lining up in Public Saftey Building parking lot
1525 Arkansas Lane Grand Prairie, TX 75052. Directional signs and staff will be on site to direct you to the route.
*Drive-thru only. 50 cars maximum.
*Free t-shirts and hot dog lunches served – while supplies last!
*No trailers/floats. 2 axles only. (Trailer, floats, or vehicles with larger than 2 axles will be turned away at lineup.)

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2020 Holiday Hours & Closings

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Please see the following holiday hours and closings across Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation:

CHARLEY TAYLOR RECREATION CENTER

Thursday, December 31: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
There is a 1-hour closure period for a facility wide deep clean from the hours of 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Friday, January 1: CLOSED

DALWORTH RECREATION CENTER

Thursday, December 31: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
There is a 1-hour closure period for a facility wide deep clean from the hours of 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Friday, January 1: CLOSED

THE EPIC

Monday, December 28 – Resume normal modified hours view here jointheepic.com
Thursday, December 31 – 5:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, January 1 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*For amenity hours please visit jointheepic.com

TONY SHOTWELL LIFE CENTER

Thursday, December 31: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
There is a 30 minute closure period for a facility wide deep clean from the hours of 12:00p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Friday, January 1: CLOSED

THE SUMMIT 50+ CLUB-

Closed through March 1, 2021

KIRBY CREEK NATATORIUM

Tuesday, December 29: Lap Swim 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Open Swim 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 30: Lap Swim 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Open Swim 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 31: Lap Swim 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Open Swim 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m..
Friday, January 1: CLOSED
Saturday, January 2: Lap Swim 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Open Swim 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 3: CLOSED

PRAIRIE LAKES GOLF COURSE

Holiday rates will apply on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

TANGLE RIDGE GOLF COURSE 

Holiday rates will apply on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

GRAND PRAIRIE FARMERS MARKET 

Closed for the season.

Grand Prairie AirHogs Stadium to be Repurposed for Major League Cricket

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Grand Prairie AirHogs Stadium to be Repurposed for Major League Cricket

The City of Grand Prairie approved a long-term lease agreement with Major League Cricket (MLC) and American Cricket Enterprises (ACE) for redevelopment of AirHogs Stadium, 1600 Lone Star Parkway. Redevelopment of the stadium is scheduled to take place throughout 2021. The inaugural Major League Cricket season, featuring world-class T20 cricket, will begin in 2022 with six franchises from major U.S. cities. The Grand Prairie stadium will host the Texas franchise of Major League Cricket, and serve as a base for the USA Cricket National team and its premier high performance center.

“Grand Prairie’s centralized location in the U.S. and the thriving Texas cricketing community, allied with the quality of the facility, make it the perfect site for us,” said Sameer Mehta and Vijay Srinivasan, co-founders of ACE and MLC.

Media Release

Cricket Tutorial

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Labory Day – Grand Prairie Parks, Arts, & Recreation

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In observance of Labor Day, City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts, & Recreation administrative office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7. Labor Day holiday hours for other facilities are as follows:
  • Charley Taylor, Tony Shotwell and Dalworth Recreation Centers and The Summit – closed
  • The Epic Recreation Center – closed
  • Prairie Lakes Golf Course – open, Peak Day rates apply
  • Tangle Ridge Golf Club – open, Peak Day rates apply
  • Lynn Creek Park and Loyd Park – open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. There will be a $20 entry fee per vehicle for the day.
  • Kirby Creek Natatorium – closed
  • McFalls, Bowles and Tyre Pools and Splash Factory Water Playground – closed for the season.
  • Epic Waters Indoor/Outdoor Water Park – open 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

EpicCentral Updates

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Have you heard the exciting news about EpicCentral ? A new restaurant is coming to the park along with additional parking lots and a new entrance off the Hwy 161 frontage road. Construction has already begun and is currently anticipated to take 18-24 months to complete. Visitors to the park should note that the park entrance off of the Hwy 161 frontage road has been closed as well as a section of Esplanade. More details on the project will be announced soon!

Other EpicCentral updates:
The Summit 50+ Club and PlayGrand Adventures remain closed for now due to the pandemic, however City staff will be reevaluating the decision in the Fall to reopen as soon and safely as possible. Rest assured, we understand the importance of these two life-changing facilities, and look forward to their many, many more years of service to our community.

 

Vote Grand Prairie Farmers Market #1 in Texas

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Grand Prairie Farmers Market is currently in the running for being voted #1 Farmers Market in Texas. Help us win this title another year!

Grand Prairie Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – noon. and features: locally grown fruits, vegetables, baked goods, tamales, salsas, dips, relishes, eggs, honey, chips, plants, soaps, candles, and more.
Please note our modified operations:
  • Guests are REQUIRED to wear a mask to enter the Grand Prairie Farmers Market.
  • Entry & exit only permitted through doors facing Main St.
  • Limited capacity – you may be asked to wait before entering.
  • Limited vendors.

Free – Virtual Summer Camp

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Join in the fun this Summer as our Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation facilities host our first Virtual Summer Camp!

Monday – Thursday we will post interactive activities to our Facebook page for you and your family to enjoy for FREE. Be sure to like, comment, and share if you enjoy our activities so we can share with more families!

This week’s schedule:
COMING SOON

BONUS DAY
Camp Craft Kit: Friday’s Camp Craft will be available for registration Friday – Monday. Register for next week below!

Click here!

Recreation Centers offer Boxes of Food Wednesdays in May

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In partnership with Grand Prairie United Charities and the North Texas Food Bank, Grand Prairie’s Tony Shotwell Life Center, Charley Taylor Recreation Center and Dalworth Recreation Center will be open the four Wednesdays in May beginning May 6, from 9:00 a.m. – noon to distribute non-perishable food boxes to Grand Prairie residents.

Residents just need to bring identification with a Grand Prairie address.

No financial need or income status is required.

A family may get food from GPUC offices or at the recreation centers once a month.

 

Tony Shotwell Life Center
2750 Graham St
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Charley Taylor Recreation Center
601 E Grand Prairie Rd
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Dalworth Recreation Center
2012 Spikes St
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

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