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4th of July Across Grand Prairie Parks

By | Featured

FACILITY CLOSURES / MODIFIED HOURS

  • Parks Administration Office closed July 4
  • Charley Taylor Recreation Center – closed July 4
  • Tony Shotwell Life Center – closed July 4
  • Dalworth Recreation Centers – closed July 4
  • The Summit 50+ Club closed July 4 
  • The Epic closed July 4

 

  • Epic Waters Indoor/Outdoor Water Park – open 10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
  • Kirby Creek Natatorium – lap swim open 8 a.m.-noon on July 4
  • Bowles and Splash Factory Water Playground – open 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on July 4

HOLIDAY RATES & ANNOUNCMENTS

Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake

LOYD – HOLIDAY WEEKEND REMINDER (7/2 – 7/4) Please note the holiday weekend pricing and information at Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake.
  • Pricing: NON-RESIDENTS – Saturday, Sunday, & Monday ($40 per vehicle/day)
  • RESIDENTS: Saturday, Sunday, & Monday ($20 per vehicle/day)
  • Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake may reach capacity throughout the weekend. The park will not allow any additional access once the park reaches capacity. We will post to social daily when the park reaches capacity.
  • Grand Prairie Lake Parks Department does not host firework shows and fireworks are not permitted within city limits. Please feel free to visit Lone Star Park on July 3 for this year’s local fireworks show.
  • Please wear a life jacket when in or near the water.
Additional park information can be found here https://loydpark.com

Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake

LYNN – HOLIDAY WEEKEND REMINDER (7/2 – 7/4)
Please note the holiday weekend pricing and information at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake
  • Pricing: NON-RESIDENTS – Saturday, Sunday, & Monday ($40 per vehicle/dav)
  • RESIDENTS – Saturday & Sunday (FREE), Monday ($20)
  • Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake may reach capacity throughout the weekend. The park will open daily at 6:00 a.m. and will not allow any additional access once the park reaches capacity. We will post to social daily when the park reaches capacity.
  • Grand Prairie Lake Parks Department does not host firework shows and fireworks are not permitted within city limits. Please feel free to visit Lone Star Park on July 3 for this year’s local fireworks show.
  • Please wear a life jacket when in or near the water. Lynn Creek Park now offers a free life jacket rental (details on website linked below).
Additional park information can be found here https://grandfungp.com/lynn-creek-park/

Summer Camp Across Grand Prairie

By | Camps, Featured

SUMMER CAMP 2022

Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department still has Summer Camp openings at the following recreation centers:
  • Charley Taylor Recreation Center | 972-339-3770
  • Dalworth Recreation Center | 972-237-4760
  • Tony Shotwell Life Center | 972-237-7529
Ages: 5 to 15
Days: Monday – Friday(Closed July 4)
Dates: June 6 – August 12
Times: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (drop off time is from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. | camp starts at 9:00 a.m.)
Camp Activities: Weekly field trips, weekly swimming, mini-camps, outdoor activities, free lunch and much more…
Cost: Resident $100 per week
Non-Resident $110 per week
(Limited Financial Aid is available)
For more information contact the preferred recreation center listed above.

Main Street Fest Returns in 2022

By | Uncategorized

MAIN STREET FEST

The City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is bringing back the Annual Main Street Fest. This three-day festival, with free parking and admission, will celebrate the fun, festive, family atmosphere that is Grand Prairie with live music featuring award-winning super groups accompanied by a variety of regional bands. Throughout the event, enjoy a variety of novelty entertainment, carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, multiple entertainment stages, food and beer gardens, a KIDZONE and plenty of fun for all!

VISIT MAIN STREET FEST WEBSITE

Upcoming Across Grand Prairie Parks – April 2022

By | Farmers Market, Featured, Life is Grand, Uncategorized

UPCOMING ACROSS GRAND PRAIRIE PARKS, ARTS & RECREATION

Find something for every member of the family with Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department. We are dedicated to bringing people together and changing lives. Read below to find activities and programs upcoming across #GrandFunGP.

Also take a moment to view the NEW Life is Grand magazine available in the digital format.

NATIONAL PICKLEBALL MONTH

Celebrate National Pickleball Month with Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department!

The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) has named April “National Pickleball Month” to help promote the fastest growing sport in America.

Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation will celebrate “National Pickleball Month” with activities and programs at facilities across Grand Prairie.

SPECIAL EVENTS

July 2022

05Julallday08alldayFree Lemonade - Dalworth Recreation Center (Members Only)

07Jul6:00 pm10:00 pmMovies on the Lawn at EpicCentral

08JulalldayalldayEpic Give-a-Ways

09Jul8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

09Jul6:00 pmCouncilman Ezeonu’s Epic Showdown 2022

11Julallday15alldayCool Down with - Dalworth Recreation Center (Members Only)

15JulalldayalldayEpic Give-a-Ways

16Jul8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

16Jul10:00 am1:00 pmIce Cream Challenge

21Jul6:00 pmCyclin' with the Mayor - Loyd Park "Back the Blue" Ride

22Julallday31alldaySharks in the Park

22JulalldayalldayEpic Give-a-Ways

22Jul9:00 am10:00 amCoffee in the Park

23Jul8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

25Julallday29alldayHydration Station with - Dalworth Recreation Center (Members Only)

27Jul5:00 pm7:00 pmGame Truck Night - Tony Shotwell Life Center (Members Only)

29JulalldayalldayEpic Give-a-Ways

29Jul11:30 am2:30 pmThe Summit 50+ Club Day of Play

30Jul8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

August 2022

04Aug6:00 pm10:00 pmMovies on the Lawn at EpicCentral

05Aug7:30 pmEpic Fridays: Brave Combo

06Aug8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

13Aug8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

13Aug8:00 am2:00 pmHatch Chile Festival

20Aug8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

25Aug6:00 pmCyclin' with the Mayor - Nottingham Ride

27Aug8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

EPIC CENTRAL

EpicCentral has a lot of exciting movement going on! Construction is underway for new development, parks and facilities across the campus are in full swing. Read more below.

The Epic

The Epic offers a variety of events, shows, and actives. Click  below to view the calendar and purchase tickets.

LEARN MORE

The Summit 50+ Center

The Summit 50+ Center offers a variety of activities and programs. Click below to view their webpage and browse their monthly newsletter.

READ MORE

PlayGrand Adventures

PlayGrand Adventures provides a safe and fun playground experience of ‘EPIC’ proportions for all ages and abilities. The playground includes adventure areas which are designed to stimulate, challenge, and encourage development of several skill sets while providing social interaction, sense of discovery, creativity, and exercise.

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Chicken N' Pickle Now Open

Chicken N Pickle Grand Prairie features 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. Chicken N Pickle Grand Prairie will host pickleball clinics for players at all levels, as well as professional and amateur pickleball tournaments.

READ MORE

Coming Soon to EpicCentral

The city is building two connecting hotels with a shared convention center, six restaurant spaces, parking garage and creating a water/light show on the lakes as well as interactive technology experiences on the land.  The project will emphasize Grand Prairie’s family, friendly, fun culture and offer exciting new options for dining and entertainment.

READ MORE

RECREATION

Our recreation division offers a variety of programs, events, leagues, and more! Read below to find upcoming events and browse ongoing offerings.

Charley Taylor Recreation Center

Charley Taylor Recreation Center offers a variety of activities and programs. Click below to view their webpage and browse offerings.
VIEW CENTER WEBPAGE

Dalworth Recreation Center

Dalworth Recreation Center offers a variety of activities and programs. Click below to view their webpage and browse offerings.

VIEW CENTER WEBPAGE

Kirby Creek Natatorium

The Kirby Creek Natatorium is a great facility open year round with an indoor pool that is heated for your enjoyment. Whether you are looking for a place to have a pool party or somewhere to exercise or learn to swim, we have got you covered!

VIEW CENTER WEBPAGE

Tony Shotwell Life Center

The Tony Shotwell Life Center (formerly Bowles Life Center) is one of Grand Prairie’s beautiful facilities and its purpose stretches beyond recreation. In addition to the full size basketball court, game room, weight room with state of the art fitness equipment, two meeting rooms, multipurpose room, aerobics room, men’s and women’s showers and locker rooms, it also has a branch library with a public computer lab, This facility truly is a center aimed at improving the quality of our citizens’ lives

VIEW CENTER WEBPAGE

Tangle Ridge Golf Course

Tangle Ridge Golf Club in Grand Prairie, TX, will challenge your senses and skills. This 18-hole championship public golf course features exciting elevation changes, subtle Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass Greens, tree-lined fairways, and water and sand hazards.

Tangle Ridge caters to every level of player with each hole varying in length, bunkering and style – offering a new direction, a new choice, a new experience every time you play.

LEARN MORE

Prairie Lakes Golf Course

Prairie Lakes Golf Course in Grand Prairie offers 27 holes recently renovated, including Texas’ largest practice area featuring 8 target greens with a fairway. Mature mesquite trees guard hybrid Bermuda fairways as they weave around water features and along Mountain Creek Lake shore and up to Bermuda greens. Wide, open landing areas speed and ease play, while water hazards, trees and doglegs offer challenges and test skills.

Located on Mountain Creek Lake in Grand Prairie, the course offers picturesque views and fantastic conditions in the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

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Celebrate National Pickleball Month across Grand Prairie

By | Classes, Events, Featured

APRIL IS NATIONAL PICKLEBALL MONTH

Celebrate National Pickleball Month with Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department!

The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) has named April “National Pickleball Month” to help promote the fastest growing sport in America.

Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation will celebrate “National Pickleball Month” with activities and programs at facilities across Grand Prairie.

Charley Taylor Recreation Center

Pickleball Arts & Crafts Project
Monday April 4
4:00 p.m.. | Ages 5-10.

Dalworth Recreation Center

Beginners Pickleball Lessons for Kids
Every Wednesday in April
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Ages 8-14

The Epic

Beginners Clinic hosted by Chicken N’ Pickle Coaches
Tuesday, April 12
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Epic Members- all ages

“Bring a Friend to Play Pickleball Day” 
Friday April 15
The Epic members will be able to bring a friend/guest with them to enjoy a day of pickleball at The Epic. Epic Members – all ages

The Summit

Beginners Pickleball Tournament
Saturday April 30
Cost: $20 | members; $25 | non-members
Must pre-register by 4/25.
Ages 50+

Tony Shotwell Life Center

Beginners Pickleball Workshop
Wednesday, April 13 & Wednesday, April 27
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
All ages

OPEN PLAY PICKLEBALL & MORE INFO

Grand Prairie Farmers Market 2022 Opening Weekend

By | Farmers Market, Featured

GRAND PRAIRIE FARMERS MARKET 2022 SEASON OPENIN WEEKEND

Grand Prairie Farmers Market is opening for the 2022 season on April 2! Join us from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to visit your favorite market vendors. Be sure to follow Grand Prairie Farmers Market on social media to keep up with fun throughout the season
Opening weekend Saturday, April 2
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join in the fun by participating in the Mayor’s 5k Community Walk that morning at 8:30 a.m. followed by enjoying all the market has to offer!
Visit Farmers Market Website

Easter Eggstravaganza

By | Events, Featured

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Children ages 10 and younger are invited to the annual Easter Eggstravaganza to hunt for thousands of eggs and prizes Saturday, April 16 at Mike Lewis Park, 2410 N. Carrier Parkway in Grand Prairie, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Kids will be divided into age groups (0-2 years old, 3-5 year olds, 6-7 year olds, and 8-10 year olds) and will participate in different hunts. Photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, face painting and other entertainment will be featured. Event admission is free.

Spring Break at EpicCentral

By | EpicCentral

SPRING BREAK AT EPICCENTRAL

It’s going to be an epic spring break at EpicCentral Grand Prairie, where visitors of all ages will have access to free and affordable family fun, adventure, and learning. Throughout the month of March, we welcome visitors to the development that is home to Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, The Epic, and PlayGrand Adventures. Enjoy one-of-kind thrilling waterslides, activities, arcade games, contests, and classes—and much more, regardless of weather conditions.
March 14 – 18 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in front of The Epic and Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark. Everyday Free Lawn Games & Kite Flying
  • 3/14 – Free Face Painting
  • 3/15 – Free Balloon Twister
  • 3/16 – Free Face Painting
  • 3/17 – Free Balloon Twister
  • 3/18 – Free Face Painting & Free Magician
Spring Break Across EpicCentral

Gigi’s 24 Hour Run for Inclusive Play

By | EpicCentral, Featured

Gigi's 24 Hour Run

A passionate PlayGrand Adventures donor will run for 24 hours in an effort to bring awareness to PlayGrand Adventures and how it creates opportunities for everyone to play, to grow, and to connect outside. You can show your support for this mission and for the playground project by making a tax-deductible donation.
“I’m running for those that can’t, so that they can get out and play more!”
MAKE A DONATION

July, 2022

05Julallday08alldayFree Lemonade - Dalworth Recreation Center (Members Only)

07Jul6:00 pm10:00 pmMovies on the Lawn at EpicCentral

08JulalldayalldayEpic Give-a-Ways

09Jul8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

09Jul6:00 pmCouncilman Ezeonu’s Epic Showdown 2022

11Julallday15alldayCool Down with - Dalworth Recreation Center (Members Only)

15JulalldayalldayEpic Give-a-Ways

16Jul8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

16Jul10:00 am1:00 pmIce Cream Challenge

21Jul6:00 pmCyclin' with the Mayor - Loyd Park "Back the Blue" Ride

22Julallday31alldaySharks in the Park

22JulalldayalldayEpic Give-a-Ways

22Jul9:00 am10:00 amCoffee in the Park

23Jul8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

25Julallday29alldayHydration Station with - Dalworth Recreation Center (Members Only)

27Jul5:00 pm7:00 pmGame Truck Night - Tony Shotwell Life Center (Members Only)

29JulalldayalldayEpic Give-a-Ways

29Jul11:30 am2:30 pmThe Summit 50+ Club Day of Play

30Jul8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

Grand Prairie Parks & Recreation

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