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Forest of Fear

By | Featured, Uncategorized

TWO NIGHTS OF FRIGHTS - FOREST OF FEAR 2022

Forest of Fear
October 15 & October 22
Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake | 3401 Ragland Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Line will be closed at 8:30 p.m.)

Fee: $20/vehicle park entry fee
Ages: All Ages

 

TWO nights of FRIGHTS!

Guests of Forest of Fear will witness the transformation of Loyd Park’s campgrounds into a drive-through Halloween experience like no other – all from the safety of their vehicles! This year’s event will be a drive-through-only experience. Hayrides, concessions, and other out-of-car features will not be offered this year. Please do not bring personal trailers. Admission is just $20 per vehicle. Restrooms are available throughout the park.

Due to expected long wait times, lake parks will place a marked truck in line at 8:30 p.m. indicating last car in line. No additional cars in line behind the marked truck will be admitted into the park

Forest of Fear is a very popular event. Typically, we see about 5,000 people per weekend. Guests should be prepared for up to a 3-hour experience if they want to take in the entire park. However, because the park is laid out in “loops”, you are not forced to drive through the entire thing. So, for those looking for a shorter experience, they have this option available. Typically, each “loop” takes about 20-30 minutes to drive, give or take.

Epic “Haunted” Campout

By | EpicCentral, Events, Featured

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

By | EpicCentral, Events, Featured

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!

Vote Grand Prairie Farmers Market

By | Farmers Market, Featured

VOTE GRAND PRAIRIE FARMERS MARKET

The 2022 America’s Farmers Market Celebration is Here! Vote for Grand Prairie Farmers Market to help us rank in the state of Texas and the nation!

VOTE TODAY

AFTER YOU VOTE - ENTER TO WIN GRAND PRAIRIE BASKET

Thank you for voting for Grand Prairie Farmers Market to help us rank in the state of Texas and the nation! To show our appreciation, we will be giving away a Grand Prairie Basket to one of our supporters.

After you vote on the American Farmlan Trust website, linked above, visit the Grand Prairie Farmers Market Facebook page and comment on the post pinned to the top that you voted. One lucky winner will be selected follwing the end of voting.

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.

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

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! 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.

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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.

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.

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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

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

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

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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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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.

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

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