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Forest of Fear

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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.

Labor Day 2022

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LABOR DAY 2022 - GRAND PRAIRIE PARKS, ARTS & RECREATION

In observance of Labor Day, City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts, & Recreation administrative office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5. Labor Day holiday hours for other facilities are as follows:
  • Charley Taylor, Tony Shotwell and Dalworth Recreation Centers and The Summit – Closed
  • The Epic Recreation Center – Closed
  • 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. Holiday rates apply (see linked parks). Park may reach capactity.
  • Kirby Creek Natatorium – Closed
  • McFalls and Bowles Closed for the season.
  • Splash Factory Water Playground – Open 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for Doggie Splash Day
  • Tyre Pool – Open 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Epic Waters Indoor/Outdoor Water Park – Open 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hatch Chile Fest 2022

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HATCH CHILE FEST

Get your hot roasted Hatch Chiles at Grand Prairie Farmers Market during Hatch Chile Fest!

This annual festival features both raw and roasted Hatch chiles sold by the pound, live music, food, games, and local vendors.

Hatch Chile Fest at Grand Prairie Farmers Market
120 W Main St, Grand Prairie
Saturday, August 13
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (or sold out)

Main Street Fest Returns in 2022

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MAIN STREET FEST

The City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is bringing back the Annual Main Street Fest. This three-day festival, with free parking and admission, will celebrate the fun, festive, family atmosphere that is Grand Prairie with live music featuring award-winning super groups accompanied by a variety of regional bands. Throughout the event, enjoy a variety of novelty entertainment, carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, multiple entertainment stages, food and beer gardens, a KIDZONE and plenty of fun for all!

VISIT MAIN STREET FEST WEBSITE

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

December 2022

03Dec8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

03Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

04Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

05Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

06Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

07Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

08Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

09Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

10Dec8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

10Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

11Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

12Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

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14Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

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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.
VIEW CENTER WEBPAGE

Dalworth Recreation Center

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

VIEW CENTER WEBPAGE

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

Upcoming Across Grand Prairie Parks – February 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.

VIEW LIFE IS GRAND

SPECIAL EVENTS

December 2022

03Dec8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

03Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

04Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

05Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

06Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

07Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

08Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

09Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

10Dec8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

10Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

11Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

12Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

13Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

14Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

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30Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

31Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

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

Take the “polar plunge” into our Epic Waves outdoor wave pool to benefit PlayGrand Adventures!
Each participant will receive a long sleeve t-shirt, a delicious cup of hot chocolate, and ALL-DAY ADMISSION to enjoy the waterpark!
Be sure to stick around for all the EPIC entertainment throughout the day!
*All participants must sign a liability release form before jumping*
MAKE AN EPIC SPLASH

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.
VIEW CENTER WEBPAGE

Dalworth Recreation Center

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

VIEW CENTER WEBPAGE

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

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

December 2022

03Dec8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

03Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

04Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

05Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

06Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

07Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

08Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

09Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

10Dec8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

10Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

11Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

12Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

13Dec6:00 pmPrairie Lights - Holiday Lights Experience

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