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Epic “Haunted” Campout

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EPIC "HAUNTED" CAMPOUT

Epic “Haunted” Campout
Saturday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m. –
Sunday, October 23 at 9:00 a.m.
EpicCentral GrandLawn, 2960 Epic Place
Pack those tents and sleeping bags and get ready for a “spooky” good time. The GrandLawn at EpicCentral will be the host to many campers and their families. Be sure to bring decorations for the tent decorating contest! Halloween movie classics and other fun activities throughout the evening. Participants will then spend the night under the stars with breakfast being provided the next morning.
Online registration & card payments only.
REGISTER HERE

2022 Paws in the Park + Photo Contest

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2022 PAWS IN THE PARK AT EPICCENTRAL

PAWS IN THE PARK + MOVIES ON THE LAWN

EpicCentral will be hosting Paws in the Park followed by Movies on the lawn from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Saturday, September 17, on the GrandLawn at EpicCentral, 2960 Epic Pl.
Dogs of all shapes and sizes are invited to take part in the tail waggin’ fun. Furry friends will have the opportunity to cool off in a splash zone dog park! Owners will have the chance to gather important information on how to care for their dogs, and enter a free raffle that will include fun items for their pups! At sunset, Cliford the Big Red Dog will be shown on the big screen with sweets and treats available for purchase!
For more information, please contact Jordan Walker at 972-237-8115 or jgwalker@gptx.org

PAWS IN THE PARK PHOTO CONTEST

EpicCentral  is excited to host a photo contest leading up to Paws in the Park on September 17!

Photos were accepted August 22 – September 2 at 11:59 p.m.

VOTING – Voting took place on the EpicCentral Facebook page September 5 – September 9 at 5:00 p.m.

WINNER – CONGRATULATIONS to the winner, Zero!

Celebrate National Pickleball Month across Grand Prairie

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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

Easter Eggstravaganza

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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.

Upcoming Across Grand Prairie Parks – January 2022

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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 recent Life is Grand magazine available in the digital format.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

October 2022

01Oct8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

01Oct9:00 am1:00 pmKid’s Fishing Day

07OctalldayFlowapalooza 2022 Presented by EpicWaters Indoor Waterpark

07Oct7:30 pmEpic Fridays: Brave Combo

08OctalldayFlowapalooza 2022 Presented by EpicWaters Indoor Waterpark

08Oct8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

09OctalldayFlowapalooza 2022 Presented by EpicWaters Indoor Waterpark

15Oct8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

15Oct9:00 amMayor's Community Walk - Pink Out

15Oct6:00 pmForest of Fear

22Oct8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

22Oct(Oct 22)4:00 pm23(Oct 23)9:00 amEpic “Haunted” Campout

22Oct6:00 pm10:00 pmMovies on the Lawn

22Oct6:00 pmForest of Fear

28Oct5:00 pm7:00 pmFall Carnival at Charley Taylor Recreation Center

29Oct8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

30Oct6:00 pm10:00 pmDia de los Muertos

31Oct6:00 pm8:00 pmStreet ‘N Treat

EPIC CENTRAL

EpicCentral has a lot of exciting movement going on! Chicken N’ Pickle recently opened, construction is underway for new development, parks and facilities across the campus are in full swing. Read more below.

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

EPIC NEWS – Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark was nominated for Best Waterpark for Families in DFW Child’s Best for Families reader survey, and they need your help! All you have to do is fill out the survey questions and select all of your DFW favorites. Answer at least 14 of the survey questions to be entered for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card!  Click the link below to submit your vote for North Texas’ largest indoor waterpark! Voting closes Monday, January 31.
VOTE HERE

The Epic

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Out of caution due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the 2022 Daddy Daughter Dance has been canceled.
 
Charley Taylor Recreation Center Staff will be in contact with those registered or you may reach out directly at (972) 339-3770.
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Dalworth Recreation Center

Martin Luther King Day Parade & Celebration 

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Grand Prairie NAACP will present the 2022 MLK Jr. Day Parade on Monday, Jan. 17. The parade will kick off at 10 a.m. at City Hall Plaza, 317 College St. in front of the Liberty Bell, and end at David Daniels Elementary School.  Enjoy a program at 11 a.m. across the street at Dalworth Recreation Center, 2012 Spikes Street. For more information, call: 972-237-4760.

  • To register your group to participate in the parade, complete the Parade Registration Form below. Please email to Eleticia.lopez@gpisd.org or deliver to Grand Prairie ISD Family Service Center @ 2341 S. Beltline Road, Grand Prairie 75051 on or before January 7, 2022.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • REGISTRATION FORM
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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!

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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

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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.

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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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ARTS

The Historic Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie is excited to welcome Grand Prairie Arts Council to the stage to host their 2022 Presenting Series. Click the link below for the line up and ticket information.

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Daddy Daughter Dance 2022 – canceled

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DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE 2022

Out of caution due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the 2022 Daddy Daughter Dance has been canceled.
 
Charley Taylor Recreation Center Staff will be in contact with those registered or you may reach out directly at (972) 339-3770.

Epic H20lidays at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

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EPIC H20LIDAYS AT EPIC WATERS INDOOR WATERPARK

Join Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark for the 35-day holiday celebration of the year! Epic Waters is celebrating the holidays all winter long. Epic H2Olidays will include daily immersive activities, live entertainment, EPIC events, and much more! This holiday extravaganza is sure to amaze. Visit us daily this November 27 – January 1 and get into the holiday spirit with our Epic Crew!

Daily from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & LIVE EPIC H2OLIDAYS KICK-OFF SHOW

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark is hosting its Tree Lighting Ceremony and Live Epic H2Olidays Kick-off Show this November 27! Watch as our Crew lights our GIANT Christmas tree right inside of Epic Waters. Prior to the lighting of the tree, we will be hosting a Facebook Live show inside of the park including live acrobatic type acts, giveaways, live music and more.

November 27  | 6:00 p.m.


BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Enjoy a festive holiday spread with Santa himself! Santa is making a pitstop at Epic Waters and is bringing Mrs. Claus and even the workshop elves to join in on the party! Guests can expect an immersive meet-and-greet experience with Santa while enjoying some tasty food, activities, and more. All tickets include full-day admission into Epic Waters plus one take-home photo with Santa!

December 11, 12, 18, & 19.
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

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EPIC FAMILY NEW YEAR'S

North Texas’ largest indoor waterpark is celebrating the holiday spirit to Grand Prairie with a New Year’s Eve Bash that is sure to amaze! Spend your New Year’s Eve on the beach with our Epic Crew as we ring in 2022! Guests can enjoy immersive activities, delicious eats, and live entertainment as we keep the party going all night long.

December 31, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – January 1, 2022 | 1:00 a.m.

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Paws in the Park at Epic Central

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PAWS IN THE PARK

EpicCentral will be hosting the first annual Paws in the Park followed by Movies on the lawn from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Saturday, September 18, on the GrandLawn at EpicCentral, 2960 Epic Pl.
Dogs of all shapes and sizes are invited to take part in the tail waggin’ fun. Furry friends will have the opportunity to cool off in a splash zone dog park! Owners will have the chance to gather important information on how to care for their dogs, and enter a free raffle that will include fun items for their pups! At sunset, the original classic, 101 Dalmatians will be shown on the big screen with sweets and treats available for purchase!
For more information, please contact Manager of Events, Whitney Walters at 972-339-3780 or wwalters@gptx.org

PHOTO CONTEST

EpicCentral  is excited to host a photo contest leading up to Paws in the Park on September 18!
TO ENTER- Submit your pet photos to the form below August 30 – September 5.
VOTING – (click the button below) Voting will take place on the EpicCentral Facebook page September 6 – 13. The photo in the album with the most likes will win. Be sure to share the album to your Facebook page and ask your family/friends to vote your your four legged friend.
WINNER – The winner will be announce the week of Paws in the Park. They can arrange to claim their prize and will be featured on EpicCentral’s social media.
CLICK HERE TO VOTE
Voting will take place on the EpicCentral Facebook page September 6 – 13. The photo in the album with the most likes will win. Be sure to share the album to your Facebook page and ask your family/friends to vote your your four legged friend.

Street N’ Treat at EpicCentral

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STREET N' TREAT

Join us for the Annual Street N’ Treat Halloween event in a NEW location at EpicCentral on the GrandLawn!
Participants will enjoy FREE games, face painting, kid’s crafts, and trick-or-treating!
Prepare to dress to impress, ask “Trick-or-Treat” and bring a bucket for candy!
October 31, 2021
EpicCentral
2960 Epic Pl
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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.

Grand Prairie Parks & Recreation

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