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Prevent the spread of COVID-19

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Local Summary

The City of Grand Prairie continues to work with the Dallas County Health Department, Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in containing the spread of the virus through public education and identifying mitigation strategies.

How can I avoid infection with COVID-19?

The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus. These are exactly the same precautions you would take to avoid coming down with a cold or the flu.

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For a full article of COVID-19 please visity GPTX.org

Follow us on Social!

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The Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department has social media channels for many of our facilities and special events.

Keep up with the #GrandFun across Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation! Click the link below to view all of our department social media pages in one place!

grandfungp.com/social 

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Sneak-A-Peek Registration is Now Open!

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Be the first to see all new displays at the 2019 Prairie Lights as you run, jog, walk or stroll through the lighted park. November 23 will be dedicated for runners, joggers and fast walkers. November 24 is set aside for those who want to walk and stroll through the lights. Registration is limited to the first 1250 participants each night. Early registration is preferred, but on-site registration will be accepted.

Register HERE

City Labor Day Schedule

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GRAND PRAIRIE—In observance of Labor Day, City of Grand Prairie administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2. Labor Day holiday hours for other city services are as follows:
  • Libraries – closed, items can be renewed online at gptx.org/library. All libraries have book drops for the return of items after-hours. Items can also be returned at Epic Reads and the Lake Park Book Locker.
  • Water bill payment offices – closed
  • Charley Taylor, Tony Shotwell and Dalworth Recreation Centers and The Summit – closed
  • The Epic Recreation Center – open 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • 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 – open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. for lap swim, and 1-6 p.m. for open swim
  • McFalls, Bowles and Tyre Pools and Splash Factory Water Playground – open for open swim 1-6 p.m.
  • Epic Waters Indoor/Outdoor Water Park – open 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Garbage Collection/Recycling – No garbage and recycling pick up on Monday, Sept. 2.Please put garbage and recycling out on your next scheduled collection day.
  • Landfill – closed
  • Animal Shelter – closed
  • Municipal Court – closed
  • Tourist Information Center – open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

PlayGrand Adventures Update

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If you have seen playground equipment rising from the ground in EpicCentral, then you saw what is happening at PlayGrand Adventures all-inclusive playground.  Construction continues to proceed and the play equipment is being installed for Phase I.  From the Space Net Tower in the Adventure Zone to the Cube Tower on Adventure Hill, every day new items are added.  The unique playground concept has been designed to enhance the sensory, physical, cognitive, and social abilities of those that enjoy the playground.

Phase I is on schedule to open late fall and will include the Adventure Zone and Adventure Hill.  Please keep an eye out for upcoming announcements on when PlayGrand Adventures will open.  You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Soon, PlayGrand Adventures will be a DFW destination where families will experience play as they never have before.

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Lake Parks Updates for Memorial Day Weekend

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Due to the current flooding conditions at Joe Pool Lake, visitors to Lynn Creek Park and Loyd Park will need to note the following during the Memorial Day holiday weekend:

Lynn Creek Park:

  • Limited space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The park will open at 6:00 a.m. and will not allow any additional access once full.
  • For safety reasons, the park will close at 8:00 p.m.
  • No access to boat ramps.

Loyd Park:

  • Horse trails are closed due to standing water, however some of the hiking trails remain open.
  • Limited day-use space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The park will open at 6:00 a.m. and will not allow any additional access once full.
  • For safety reasons, the park will close at 8:00 p.m.
  • No access to boat ramps.

Updates will be posted on the Lynn Creek Park webpage and facebook page as well as on the Loyd Park webpage and facebook page.

2019 Crawfish Boil at Grand Prairie Farmers Market

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The Grand Prairie Farmers Market will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1st at Market Square, 120 W. Main Street, featuring a crawfish boil from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., water
and soda garden, live music, gift market, arts and crafts, and games. Tasty authentic crawfish prepared by Dustin Clement’s Head’s or Tails Cajun Crawfish will be sold for $10 a pound and will be accompanied with potatoes and corn. The crawfish will be available promptly at 10:00 a.m.

PlayGrand Adventures Across Grand Prairie

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PlayGrand Adventures is under way and our team is excited to share our recent activities!

PlayGrand at Main Street Fest
Our grand team spread the news of Grand Prairie’s all inclusive playground at the recent Main Street Fest! We appreciate the time dedicated by staff and volunteers to share the information and excitment with the community!

More ways to support PlayGrand Adventures
This year we kicked off our water bill initiative that offers residents a method of donating a set amount each time they pay their water bill.


MAKE A MONTHLY DONATION THROUGH YOUR GRAND PRAIRIE WATERBILL
PlayGrand Adventures needs your help. Building this type of innovative, one-of-a-kind, admission-free playground will require both City and private involvement. All money raised goes directly to purchasing playground equipment and site amenities.

And now, Grand Prairie residents have the opportunity to make donations to PlayGrand Adventures through their monthly water bill.

HOW DOES THE WATERBILL DONATION WORK?
Anyone with a water account with The City of Grand Prairie can participate. Follow the steps below to get started today!
1. Determine the amount you’d like to contribute each month. This can be ANY amount. You decide!
2. Fill out the form below.
3. Pay your water bill each month, which will now include your monthly donation amount.
You can also call the Water Utilities Department at 972-237-8200 to sign up, edit your monthly contribution, or cancel at anytime.

I’M A GP RESIDENT. SIGN ME UP!

 

Breaking Ground
PlayGrand Adventures broke ground and is excited to see eqiptment delivered in the upcoming weeks! Stay tunned for updates as the fun unwinds!

Memorial Day Celebration 2019

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Join us to pay tribute to those Grand Prairie service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The recently dedicated Brass Honor Bell rung after the reading of each name of our service personnel lost during the many battles for our freedom. Activities will include a fly over of AT-6 vintage aircraft. The wings on the planes produced here in Grand Prairie. The Grand Prairie Police Honor Guard will honor our service personnel with a 21-gun salute and taps played. Upon conclusion of the ceremony, an All American Lunch of hot dogs and lemonade provided by the Grand Prairie Rotary Clubs.

 

Memorial Day 2019
Date: May 27, 2019
Location: Veterans Memorial
925 Conover Dr.

Time: Gather at 9:30am start promptly at 10:00am
Free All American Lunch: Immediately following ceremony

November, 2020

26Nov6:00 pm10:00 pmPrairie Lights Drive-Thru Holiday Light Experience

27Nov6:00 pm10:00 pmPrairie Lights Drive-Thru Holiday Light Experience

28Nov6:00 pm10:00 pmPrairie Lights Drive-Thru Holiday Light Experience

29Nov6:00 pm10:00 pmPrairie Lights Drive-Thru Holiday Light Experience

30Nov6:00 pm10:00 pmPrairie Lights Drive-Thru Holiday Light Experience

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