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Tips to Staying Hydrated this Summer

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8 Tips to Stay Hydrated

Is your family drinking enough water? Given that most processes within our body are dependent upon water, we need to stay hydrated with 4-8 cups of water every day to be healthy and focused. Here are some simple tips for staying hydrated throughout the day:

  1. Keep water handy in a reusable water bottle. (Bonus: Let kids pick out their own water bottle!)
  2. Try drinking a glass of water with every meal.
  3. Jazz up water with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice or by adding fruit slices/frozen berries.
  4. Low-fat milk, fruits, and veggies are also good sources of water!
  5. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink; being thirsty means you are probably already dehydrated.
  6. Drink more water when it is hot and when you are sick or physically active.
  7. Replace sodas and sugary sports drinks with sparkling water.
  8. Adults and teens can encourage younger children by drinking water with them.

 

Information sourced from partners at National Recreation and Parks Association.

Parks Independence Day Schedule

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FACILITY CLOSURES

  • Rick Herold Parks Administration Office closed on July 5
  • Charley Taylor Recreation Center – closed on July 4 and July 5
  • Tony Shotwell Life Center – closed on July 4 and July 5
  • Dalworth Recreation Centers – closed on July 4 and July 5
  • The Epic closed on July 4 and July 5
  • Epic Waters Indoor/Outdoor Water Park – open 10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
  • Kirby Creek Natatorium – closed on July 4 and July 5

HOLIDAY RATES

LAKE PARK CLOSURES

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For the safety of our customers, due to the unsafe flooding conditions, the following parks on Joe Pool Lake will REMAIN CLOSED until further notice:
Lynn Creek Park
• Boat ramp & day use closed.
• Gates will be closed until the water level reaches a safe level.
Loyd Park
• Boat ramp & day use closed. (Day use includes picnic areas, swim beach, trails, etc.)
• Camping will stay open for those sites not affected by rising water.
Britton Park
• Boat ramp & day use closed.
• Gates will be closed until the water level reaches a safe level.
Lynn Creek Marina
• Boat ramp closed.
• Oasis, Ship Store, and the boat slips will remain open as long as accessible.
We will evaluate daily and reopen as soon as safely possible.

Grand Prairie Parks Job Fair

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JOB FAIR - JUNE 5

Join Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation for a Job Fair
June 5, 2021 |  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Epic 2960 Epic Place
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052

The Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is looking for qualified candidates to fill a variety of part-time and seasonal positions within the NRPA Gold Medal-Winning and CAPRA Accredited department.

The first 50 applicants will receive a free day pass to Epic Waters upon completion of their interview.

Applications may be filled out on-site, however it is highly recommended to pre-apply for a more expedited process. Conditional offers will be made “on the spot” for the following positions:

  • Fitness Attendant – The Epic Recreation Centers – Part Time
  • Head Lifeguard for Recreation Centers
  • Head Lifeguard Parks, Arts & Recreation Aquatics Programs (20-29/hrs weekly)
  • Lifeguard – Rec Aide – The Epic Recreation Center Part Time (10-19hrs weekly)
  • Seasonal Lifeguard
  • Part Time Custodian for Epic Rec Center Fitness Area
  • Party Attendant – The Epic Recreation Center (10-19hrs weekly)
  • Recreation Aide for Recreation Centers (10-19hrs weekly)
  • Rec Aide/Game Room Attendant – The EPIC Recreation Center
  • Recreation Aide – The Epic – Kids Play and Tiny Tot Child Care – Part Time (10-19hrs/wk)
  • Recreation Aide – The Summit Active Adult Center – Part Time (20-29hrs weekly)
  • Recreation Aide Guest Services (10-19hrs/wk) for Recreation Centers
  • Seasonal Youth Camp Counselor for Recreation Centers
  • Summer Aquatics Cashier for Bowles, McFalls and Tyre Pools
  • Summer Swim Instructor for all Aquatics Programs and Facilities
View Openings & Apply

Memorial Weekend Parks Events, Facility Hours, Holiday Weekend Rates

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EVENT

Virtual Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 31 10:00 a.m.
Click here to watch live stream.

FACILITY CLOSURES

  • Grand Prairie Parks Administration Office
  • Charley Taylor Recreation Center
  • Dalworth Recreation Center
  • Kirby Creek Natatorium
  • The Summit 50+ Club
  • Tony Shotwell Life Center

LAKE PARK CLOSURES

For the safety of our customers, due to the unsafe flooding conditions, the following parks on Joe Pool Lake will close May 27 until further notice:

Lynn Creek Park
• Boat ramp & day use closed.
• Gates will be closed until the water level reaches a safe level.
Loyd Park
• Boat ramp & day use closed. (Day use includes picnic areas, swim beach, trails, etc.)
• Camping will stay open for those sites not affected by rising water.
Britton Park
• Boat ramp & day use closed.
• Gates will be closed until the water level reaches a safe level.
Lynn Creek Marina
• Boat ramp will be closed once water reaches elevation 528’
• Oasis, Ship Store, and the boat slips will remain open as long as accessible.

FACILITY MODIFIED HOURS

The Epic

    • FACILITY:
      7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • OPEN GYM
      Basketball: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • POOL:
      Fitness Swim: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
      Family Swim: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    • GAME ROOM:
      12:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
    • KIDS CLUB:
      8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      & 4:30pm – 7:45 p.m.
    • GROUP FIT: No classes
    • CROSSFIT 2960: Normal class schedule

HOLIDAY RATES

  • Tangle Ridge Golf Course
  • Prairie Lakes Golf Course

Happy New You

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Explore the variety of Trails, Epic Workouts & Online Classes Grand Prairie has to offer!

  • Trails – View our interactive map and find a trail near you!
  • Epic Workouts – The Epic offers a variety of group fitness classes, CrossFit classes, as well as self-directed fitness.
  • Online Classes (with Grand Prairie Libraries) – Our Grand Prairie Libraries offer some great online classes to share the latest books, fun crafts, and fun facts!
  • Online Classes (with The Summit 50+ Club) – The Summit 50+ Club has been offering fitness classes, at home recipie ideas, and additional information for the active adults in our community.

2020 Holiday Hours & Closings

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Please see the following holiday hours and closings across Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation:

CHARLEY TAYLOR RECREATION CENTER

Thursday, December 31: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
There is a 1-hour closure period for a facility wide deep clean from the hours of 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Friday, January 1: CLOSED

DALWORTH RECREATION CENTER

Thursday, December 31: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
There is a 1-hour closure period for a facility wide deep clean from the hours of 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Friday, January 1: CLOSED

THE EPIC

Monday, December 28 – Resume normal modified hours view here jointheepic.com
Thursday, December 31 – 5:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, January 1 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*For amenity hours please visit jointheepic.com

TONY SHOTWELL LIFE CENTER

Thursday, December 31: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
There is a 30 minute closure period for a facility wide deep clean from the hours of 12:00p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Friday, January 1: CLOSED

THE SUMMIT 50+ CLUB-

Closed through March 1, 2021

KIRBY CREEK NATATORIUM

Tuesday, December 29: Lap Swim 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Open Swim 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 30: Lap Swim 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Open Swim 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 31: Lap Swim 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Open Swim 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m..
Friday, January 1: CLOSED
Saturday, January 2: Lap Swim 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Open Swim 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 3: CLOSED

PRAIRIE LAKES GOLF COURSE

Holiday rates will apply on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

TANGLE RIDGE GOLF COURSE 

Holiday rates will apply on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

GRAND PRAIRIE FARMERS MARKET 

Closed for the season.

Labory Day – Grand Prairie Parks, Arts, & Recreation

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In observance of Labor Day, City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts, & Recreation administrative office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7. 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 6 a.m.-10 p.m. There will be a $20 entry fee per vehicle for the day.
  • Kirby Creek Natatorium – closed
  • McFalls, Bowles and Tyre Pools and Splash Factory Water Playground – closed for the season.
  • Epic Waters Indoor/Outdoor Water Park – open 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

July, 2021

31Jul8:00 am1:00 pmGrand Prairie Farmers Market

31Jul8:00 pmMovies on the Beach

Grand Prairie Parks & Recreation

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