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LAKE PARK CLOSURES

By | Uncategorized
For the safety of our customers, due to the unsafe flooding conditions, the following parks on Joe Pool Lake will REMAIN CLOSED until further notice:
Lynn Creek Park
• Boat ramp & day use closed.
• Gates will be closed until the water level reaches a safe level.
Loyd Park
• Boat ramp & day use closed. (Day use includes picnic areas, swim beach, trails, etc.)
• Camping will stay open for those sites not affected by rising water.
Britton Park
• Boat ramp & day use closed.
• Gates will be closed until the water level reaches a safe level.
Lynn Creek Marina
• Boat ramp closed.
• Oasis, Ship Store, and the boat slips will remain open as long as accessible.
We will evaluate daily and reopen as soon as safely possible.

Grand Prairie Parks Job Fair

By | Featured

JOB FAIR - JUNE 5

Join Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation for a Job Fair
June 5, 2021 |  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Epic 2960 Epic Place
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052

The Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is looking for qualified candidates to fill a variety of part-time and seasonal positions within the NRPA Gold Medal-Winning and CAPRA Accredited department.

The first 50 applicants will receive a free day pass to Epic Waters upon completion of their interview.

Applications may be filled out on-site, however it is highly recommended to pre-apply for a more expedited process. Conditional offers will be made “on the spot” for the following positions:

  • Fitness Attendant – The Epic Recreation Centers – Part Time
  • Head Lifeguard for Recreation Centers
  • Head Lifeguard Parks, Arts & Recreation Aquatics Programs (20-29/hrs weekly)
  • Lifeguard – Rec Aide – The Epic Recreation Center Part Time (10-19hrs weekly)
  • Seasonal Lifeguard
  • Part Time Custodian for Epic Rec Center Fitness Area
  • Party Attendant – The Epic Recreation Center (10-19hrs weekly)
  • Recreation Aide for Recreation Centers (10-19hrs weekly)
  • Rec Aide/Game Room Attendant – The EPIC Recreation Center
  • Recreation Aide – The Epic – Kids Play and Tiny Tot Child Care – Part Time (10-19hrs/wk)
  • Recreation Aide – The Summit Active Adult Center – Part Time (20-29hrs weekly)
  • Recreation Aide Guest Services (10-19hrs/wk) for Recreation Centers
  • Seasonal Youth Camp Counselor for Recreation Centers
  • Summer Aquatics Cashier for Bowles, McFalls and Tyre Pools
  • Summer Swim Instructor for all Aquatics Programs and Facilities
View Openings & Apply

Memorial Weekend Parks Events, Facility Hours, Holiday Weekend Rates

By | Uncategorized

EVENT

Virtual Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 31 10:00 a.m.
Click here to watch live stream.

FACILITY CLOSURES

  • Grand Prairie Parks Administration Office
  • Charley Taylor Recreation Center
  • Dalworth Recreation Center
  • Kirby Creek Natatorium
  • The Summit 50+ Club
  • Tony Shotwell Life Center

LAKE PARK CLOSURES

For the safety of our customers, due to the unsafe flooding conditions, the following parks on Joe Pool Lake will close May 27 until further notice:

Lynn Creek Park
• Boat ramp & day use closed.
• Gates will be closed until the water level reaches a safe level.
Loyd Park
• Boat ramp & day use closed. (Day use includes picnic areas, swim beach, trails, etc.)
• Camping will stay open for those sites not affected by rising water.
Britton Park
• Boat ramp & day use closed.
• Gates will be closed until the water level reaches a safe level.
Lynn Creek Marina
• Boat ramp will be closed once water reaches elevation 528’
• Oasis, Ship Store, and the boat slips will remain open as long as accessible.

FACILITY MODIFIED HOURS

The Epic

    • FACILITY:
      7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • OPEN GYM
      Basketball: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • POOL:
      Fitness Swim: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
      Family Swim: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    • GAME ROOM:
      12:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
    • KIDS CLUB:
      8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      & 4:30pm – 7:45 p.m.
    • GROUP FIT: No classes
    • CROSSFIT 2960: Normal class schedule

HOLIDAY RATES

  • Tangle Ridge Golf Course
  • Prairie Lakes Golf Course

Summer Camp 2021

By | Camps, Featured
Make this a Summer to remember at a #GrandFunGP Summer Camp!  Limited spots are still available. Register today! Call or visit:
Dalworth Recreation Center 972-237-4760
Charley Taylor Recreation Center Center 972-339-3770
Tony Shotwell Life Center 972-237-7529

Support Grand Prairie Farmers Market Vendors during the Off-Season

By | Farmers Market

The Grand Prairie Farmers Market looks forward to bringing you locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, tamales, salsas, dips, relishes, eggs, honey, chips, plants, soaps, candles and more. Our 2021 Season Grand Opening date is TBA and more information is to come.

Listed below you can find some of our wonderful vendors and their information if you would like to support them during our off-season.

Thank you for supporting the Grand Prairie Farmers Market. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Facebook and Instagram or checking our website.

VENDORS

Texas Chef Food Services
Ernst Gruch
tx1mchef@aol.com

Linda’s Jams and Jellies
Linda Kenemore
Kenemorelk@gmail.com 
8179888281

Karen’s Cakes and More
Karen Sims
karenscakesandmore@gmail.com

Taylor’d Salsas
Robert & Holly Taylor
Call or text 972-742-7610
taylordsalsa@gmail.com
FacebookInstagram

Lone Star Specialty Foods
William Branstetter
lonestarspecialtyfoods@gmail.com
FacebookInstagram

Cadenhead Farms BG + Sylvia Cadenhead
bgcadenhead@yahoo.com

Fo Real Dough
Brian Sampson
forealdoughbakery@gmail.com
Facebook, Instagram

The Beard Place
Rudy Ochoa
214-529-6764
info@TheBeardPlace.com
Website, Facebook, Instagram

Velvet Bakes
Jelsy Fernandes
817-405-9676
velvetbakes@yahoo.com
Website, Facebook, Instagram

Chicken N Pickle Restaurant Complex Breaks Ground in Grand Prairie

By | Featured

Wildly popular dining and pickleball venue opening in early 2022

Grand Prairie, Tx. – Chicken N Pickle, the unique, indoor/outdoor entertainment complex including a casual, chef-driven restaurant and sports bar that boasts pickleball courts, shuffleboard, and a variety of yard games, is set to open its sixth location in the USA in Grand Prairie near the 2900 block of Esplanade, adjacent to the service road along President George Bush Turnpike in late 2021.

The 77,000-square-foot venue will feature a dining room, six indoor pickleball courts, five outdoor pickleball courts (two covered), and 7,500 square feet of outdoor yard games.

In this joint venture between the company and the City of Grand Prairie, the city will own the land, develop parking needs and lease to Chicken N Pickle.   Chicken N Pickle will operate the restaurant and entertainment venue.  Epic Central plans also include the addition of a hotel/conference center, an expanded restaurant row, boardwalk along the Epic Central lakes, water and lighting features and concert/event grounds.  Already located in Epic Central are the award-winning Summit Active Adult Center and Epic Arts, Fitness and Entertainment Center, Epic Waters Indoor Water Park, PlayGrand Adventures all-accessible playground, Central Bark Dog Park, Prairie Paws Animal Shelter and the city’s Public Safety Building.

“We are so excited that Chicken N Pickle has selected Grand Prairie as the site of its sixth location nationally,” said Ron Jensen, Mayor of Grand Prairie. “We have so many residents who are ready to play pickleball and eat chicken, some of whom serve on the City Council with me. This is a wonderful addition to our dynamically developing Epic Central project, which already includes Epic Waters, The Epic, The Summit and PlayGrand Adventures and may include hotels, more restaurants and retail in the near future.”

Chicken N Pickle is the world’s premier pickleball restaurant and entertainment brand, which opened its flagship location in North Kansas City in 2017. It soon followed with a location in Wichita, Kansas, where a nationally recognized pro invitational tournament was held in 2019, its opening year. A third location opened in San Antonio in 2020, and a fourth opened in Oklahoma City in late 2020.  A firth is set to open in Overland Park, Kansas, in 2021. As host to tournaments, as well as local family fun and games, the Chicken N Pickle name has become synonymous with fun, food and friendship.

“We are delighted with the public-private partnership agreement that we are developing with Grand Prairie and are excited to bring Chicken N Pickle to the community,” said Dave Johnson, company founder and principal investor in the brand. “We know people will enjoy our delicious, wood-fired rotisserie chicken, a cold beverage, and some friendly competition on the pickleball courts.”

“We have been thrilled by the popularity of Chicken N Pickle and we look forward to making new friends in Grand Prairie,” said Bill Crooks, an acclaimed restaurateur who collaborated with Johnson to create the Chicken N Pickle concept.   “Our experience combines good food and good friends for great fun. We are proud to bring our chef-driven menu, featuring clean, locally sourced food and family-oriented activities, to the south.”

Chicken N Pickle Grand Prairie will feature indoor and outdoor pickleball courts, lawn games, a rooftop bar and a full-service restaurant using locally sourced foods to offer a variety of delicious dishes. When completed, Chicken N Pickle Grand Prairie will begin hosting pickleball clinics for players at all levels, as well as professional and amateur pickleball tournaments.

On the menu, a range of delicious rotisserie chicken dishes will be available to please every palate, along with pork and grass-fed beef sandwiches, salads, and a variety of munchies, including Chicken N Pickle’s signature hand-cut fries and tots. Beer from local breweries will be on tap.

“We proudly source from local farmers, ranchers and artisans such as Beeler’s Pure Pork and Heartbrand Beef to bring our customers the freshest, most flavorful, additive-free food possible,” said Alex Staab, Director of Culinary.

Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in America, is most popularly played as doubles (2v2) on a court half the size of a tennis court with an oversized ping pong paddle and a ball similar to a wiffle ball. The rules are a mix of tennis and ping pong and are easy and fun for all ages to play together.

About Chicken N Pickle

Chicken N Pickle is a unique, indoor/outdoor entertainment complex including a casual, chef-driven restaurant and sports bar that boasts pickleball courts and indoor/outdoor games for all ages. Its mission is to provide an atmosphere that fosters fun, friendship, and community. A key tenet of Chicken N Pickle is demonstrated through the Our Hearts Are Local program, which focuses on creating philanthropic partnerships to strengthen our neighborhoods and beyond. Dozens of charitable events are held annually and proceeds are donated back to the communities we serve. Good Food. Good Friends. Great Fun. For more information, please visit www.chickennpickle.com

Happy New You

By | Featured, Uncategorized

 

Explore the variety of Trails, Epic Workouts & Online Classes Grand Prairie has to offer!

  • Trails – View our interactive map and find a trail near you!
  • Epic Workouts – The Epic offers a variety of group fitness classes, CrossFit classes, as well as self-directed fitness.
  • Online Classes (with Grand Prairie Libraries) – Our Grand Prairie Libraries offer some great online classes to share the latest books, fun crafts, and fun facts!
  • Online Classes (with The Summit 50+ Club) – The Summit 50+ Club has been offering fitness classes, at home recipie ideas, and additional information for the active adults in our community.

2020 Holiday Hours & Closings

By | Uncategorized

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.

June, 2021

18Jun6:30 pm8:30 pmDaddy Daughter Dance

19Jun8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

19Jun8:00 pmMovies on the Beach

26Jun8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

26Jun10:00 am2:00 pmFamily Fishing Day

26Jun8:00 pmMovies on the Beach

Grand Prairie Parks & Recreation

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