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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

May 2022

26May6:00 pmCyclin' with the Mayor - Lone Star/Campion Trail Ride

28May8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

30May9:30 am9:53 pmMemorial Day

June 2022

03Jun7:30 pmSeptember Moon at The Epic Theater

04Jun8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

04Jun10:00 amCrawfish Boil

09Jun6:00 pm10:00 pmMovies on the Lawn at EpicCentral

11Jun8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

18Jun8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

18Jun10:00 am2:00 pmFamily Fishing Day at EpicCentral

25Jun8:00 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.

READ MORE

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.
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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.

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.

LEARN MORE

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

EpicCentral Water Show Installation Begins Early 2022

By | EpicCentral, Featured

EPICCENTRAL WATER SHOW INSTALLATION BEGINS EARLY 2022

The water show at EpicCentral begins installation early 2022, with completion expected in late summer 2022.

To begin the process, the lake with the Willow Tree artwork in it between The Summit and the Public Safety Building will be partially drained.  The city is draining about three feet of water, leaving about five feet of water in the center of the lake so that the fish do not have to be relocated.  The city’s Parks, Arts & Recreation Department has worked closely with an aquatic life consultant to ensure conditions remain safe for the fish.  The lower water level will allow workers to install the foundation and mechanics for the water show.

Outside the Lines (OTL), a design-build specialty construction company, designed the water show and is also installing it.  OTL is an industry leader in creating one-of-a-kind water features, rock work, and themed environments worldwide.  Details about the water show will be released summer 2022.

EpicCentral’s two hotels and connecting convention center and six restaurants are currently under construction.  The restaurants are expected to open in 2022, and the hotels and convention center to follow opening in 2023.  The hotels will be Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites.  The restaurants will be Vidorra Cocina de Mexico; an American modern concept tentatively called The Finch; Serious Pizza, Sliders, and Shakes; and a new breakfast/brunch concept called Poach’d.  Larry Lavine, the founder of Chili’s, will open Loop 9 BBQ in a fifth space.  The city is entertaining options for the sixth restaurant space.

Also in EpicCentral, Chicken N Pickle restaurant, featuring farm fresh food and indoor/outdoor pickleball courts, opened December 2021.

Upcoming Across Grand Prairie Parks – January 2022

By | Camps, Classes, Events, Featured, 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 recent Life is Grand magazine available in the digital format.

VIEW LIFE IS GRAND

SPECIAL EVENTS

May 2022

26May6:00 pmCyclin' with the Mayor - Lone Star/Campion Trail Ride

28May8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

30May9:30 am9:53 pmMemorial Day

June 2022

03Jun7:30 pmSeptember Moon at The Epic Theater

04Jun8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

04Jun10:00 amCrawfish Boil

09Jun6:00 pm10:00 pmMovies on the Lawn at EpicCentral

11Jun8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

18Jun8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

18Jun10:00 am2:00 pmFamily Fishing Day at EpicCentral

25Jun8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

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.

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.

READ MORE

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

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!

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.

LEARN MORE

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.

Learn More

Daddy Daughter Dance 2022 – canceled

By | Events, Featured

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.

May, 2022

26May6:00 pmCyclin' with the Mayor - Lone Star/Campion Trail Ride

28May8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

30May9:30 am9:53 pmMemorial Day

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