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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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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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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.

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

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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