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


For Program Class Information, please call the Tony Shotwell Life Center at 972-237-7529. If you are interested in teaching a class at the Shotwell Life Center, please contact Senior Recreation Supervisor, Rod Hayes, at 972-237-7529 or email rhayes@gptx.org.

Summer Camp 2021 - Youth

Summer Camp 2021
June 1 – August 6
Ages: 5-12
Days: Monday – Friday
Times: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Fees: call 972-237-7529 for details

Karate - Youth

ActivStars offers youth karate and martial arts programs designed to teach your child respect for themselves and the world and community where they live. Our classes are designed to build confidence and safety skills while encouraging a respect for others. As your child moves through the martial arts classes and ranks, they’ll learn how to encourage and protect others as well as the importance of healthy competition.

Dates: May 5 – July 21
Day: Wednesday
Fee: Based on when the child beings program

Register online at https://us.activstars.com/


Sunday Closed
Monday8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am – 6:00 pm


Effective Wednesday, March 10, masks will be highly recommended but not required to enter City of Grand Prairie facilities. However, for your safety, city staff will continue to follow recommended health protocols, including wearing masks. All other current modifications to the operations at individual facilities will remain in effect until further notice.


Rod Hayes, Center Supervisor
972-237-7529 | rhayes@gptx.org | Urgent After Hours: 972.237.8350
2750 Graham St. | Grand Prairie, Texas 75050

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