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Recreation Centers offer Boxes of Food Wednesdays in May

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In partnership with Grand Prairie United Charities and the North Texas Food Bank, Grand Prairie’s Tony Shotwell Life Center, Charley Taylor Recreation Center and Dalworth Recreation Center will be open the four Wednesdays in May beginning May 6, from 9:00 a.m. – noon to distribute non-perishable food boxes to Grand Prairie residents.

Residents just need to bring identification with a Grand Prairie address.

No financial need or income status is required.

A family may get food from GPUC offices or at the recreation centers once a month.

 

Tony Shotwell Life Center
2750 Graham St
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Charley Taylor Recreation Center
601 E Grand Prairie Rd
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Dalworth Recreation Center
2012 Spikes St
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

LIMITED PARK USE EASTER WEEKEND

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LIMITED PARK USE EASTER WEEKEND

The city has additional safety measures in place for city parks this Easter weekend.

City parks have remained open during the COVID-19 crisis.  However, due to high traditional use of parks on Easter, tighter restrictions have been put in place for this weekend:

  • The city recommends families stay home to celebrate Easter
  • Parks will remain open for exercise use only
  • No Easter Egg Hunts
  • Limited parking and vehicle traffic
  • Major park roads closed
  • Large parking lots closed
  • Restrooms remain closed
  • Drinking fountains are turned off
  • Pavilions are closed
  • No group gatherings
  • Social distancing must be practiced at all times

The City of Grand Prairie wishes you and your family a happy (and safe) Easter weekend.  Stay Home. Stay Safe.

USO DE LOS PARQUES RESTRINGIDO EL FIN DE SEMANA DE PASCUA

La ciudad tiene medidas de seguridad adicionales para los parques de la ciudad este fin de semana de Pascua. La ciudad de Grand Prairie comprende la importancia de este fin de semana festivo y que innumerables celebraciones se llevan a cabo tradicionalmente en los parques de toda la ciudad. Si bien los funcionarios de la ciudad recomiendan que todos se queden en casa y eviten las multitudes, los parques y senderos permanecerán abiertos. Sin embargo, debido a la situación actual y la propagación de COVID-19, se aplicarán las siguientes medidas para este fin de semana:

  • Los parques permanecerán abiertos solo para uso en ejercicio
  • No hay búsquedas de huevos de Pascua
  • Estacionamiento y tráfico de vehículos LIMITADO
  • Carreteras principales de parque cerradas
  • Estacionamientos grandes cerrados
  • Los baños permanecen cerrados
  • Las fuentes de agua están apagadas
  • Los pabellones estarán cerrados
  • No juntarse en grupos
  • El distanciamiento social debe practicarse en todo momento.

Para todos los que celebran, la Ciudad de Grand Prairie les desea a usted y a su familia una feliz Pascua. Recuerda, quédate en casa y mantente a salvo.

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

Follow us on Social!

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The Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department has social media channels for many of our facilities and special events.

Keep up with the #GrandFun across Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation! Click the link below to view all of our department social media pages in one place!

grandfungp.com/social 

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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-
Tuesday, November 26: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 27: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, November 28: CLOSED
Friday, November 29: CLOSED
Monday, December 23: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 24: CLOSED
Wednesday, December 25: CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, January 1: CLOSED

Dalworth Recreation Center-
Tuesday, November 26: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 27: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, November 28: CLOSED
Friday, November 29: CLOSED
Monday, December 23: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 24: CLOSED
Wednesday, December 25: CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, January 1: CLOSED

The Epic-
Tuesday, November 26  5:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 27  5:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 28  CLOSED
Friday, November 29 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 24 5:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31  5:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 1  11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tony Shotwell Life Center-
Tuesday, November 26: 6:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 27: 6:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, November 28: CLOSED
Friday, November 29: CLOSED
Monday, December 23: 6:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 24: CLOSED
Wednesday, December 25: CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31: 6:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, January 1: CLOSED

The Summit 50+ Club-
Tuesday, November 26: 5:30am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 27: 5:30am to 6:00pm
Thursday, November 28: CLOSED
Friday, November 29: CLOSED
Monday, December 23: 5:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 24: CLOSED
Wednesday, December 25: CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31: 5:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, January 1: CLOSED

Kirby Creek Natatorium-
Tuesday, November 26: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 27: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, November 28: CLOSED
Friday, November 29: CLOSED
Monday, December 23: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 24: CLOSED
Wednesday, December 25: CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, January 1: CLOSED

Prairie Lakes Golf Course- 
Thursday, November 28: CLOSED
Wednesday, December 25: CLOSED
Holiday rates will apply on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Tangle Ridge Golf Course-
Thursday, November 28: CLOSED
Wednesday, December 25: CLOSED
Holiday rates will apply on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Sneak-A-Peek Registration is Now Open!

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Be the first to see all new displays at the 2019 Prairie Lights as you run, jog, walk or stroll through the lighted park. November 23 will be dedicated for runners, joggers and fast walkers. November 24 is set aside for those who want to walk and stroll through the lights. Registration is limited to the first 1250 participants each night. Early registration is preferred, but on-site registration will be accepted.

Register HERE

City Labor Day Schedule

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GRAND PRAIRIE—In observance of Labor Day, City of Grand Prairie administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2. Labor Day holiday hours for other city services are as follows:
  • Libraries – closed, items can be renewed online at gptx.org/library. All libraries have book drops for the return of items after-hours. Items can also be returned at Epic Reads and the Lake Park Book Locker.
  • Water bill payment offices – closed
  • Charley Taylor, Tony Shotwell and Dalworth Recreation Centers and The Summit – closed
  • The Epic Recreation Center – open 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • 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 – open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. for lap swim, and 1-6 p.m. for open swim
  • McFalls, Bowles and Tyre Pools and Splash Factory Water Playground – open for open swim 1-6 p.m.
  • Epic Waters Indoor/Outdoor Water Park – open 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Garbage Collection/Recycling – No garbage and recycling pick up on Monday, Sept. 2.Please put garbage and recycling out on your next scheduled collection day.
  • Landfill – closed
  • Animal Shelter – closed
  • Municipal Court – closed
  • Tourist Information Center – open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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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PlayGrand Adventures Beginning to Take Shape

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If you drive by the corner of Warrior Trail and Epic Place, you might begin to see some cool things happening at PlayGrand Adventures all-inclusive playground.  Over the past few months, playground equipment and major infrastructure items such as stone walls, sidewalks and drainage has been going in.  Phase I of the playground is on schedule and progressing nicely.  If you drive by, the vanilla colored posts will soon hold up shade elements and specific playground equipment.  Every day, the construction team continues to add play elements and soon you will hear laughter throughout the site.  Stay tuned to playgrandadventures.com and Parks staff will continue to keep you updated on the progress.

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