The Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation Department opened the doors to the newest addition to the city, The Summit, on June 18, 2010. The $23 million dollar, 60,000 square foot facility located in Central Park is designed specifically for active adults ages 50 and older.

With state-of-the art fitness areas, gym, indoor infinity edge pool with lap lanes & exercise vortex, theater, locker rooms with sauna and more, this will be the talk of Texas for years to come!

“The 50 plus generation migrate to places that have amenities. The Summit will help Grand Prairie enhance its tax base.”

Dr. John CromptonDistinguished Professor on Parks, Recreation and Tourism Texas A&M University

“The facility evokes a WOW reaction! Bravo!”

Dr. John CollinsProfessor of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of North Texas

“The Summit is an amazing facility which will be a model for cities across America.”

Phil T. HesterChairman of the NRPA Gold Medal Awards & Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine Long Beach, California

“Abraham Lincoln is reported to have said, 'It's not the years in your life but the life in your years.' And just think The Summit empowers the 50+ residents of Grand Prairie to have both. It's just about as 'grand' as it gets.”

Dr. Ellen O'SullivanPh.D., Certified Parks and Recreation Professional President of Leisure Lifestyle Consulting


Terrace Café • 100-Seat Movie Theater • Scores Billiards & Card Playing Room • Gift Shop
Social Sitting Area • Reading Room • Enrichment Classrooms

Outdoor Covered Patio Overlooking the Lake with Grill and Fireplace • Outdoor Games
Performance Stage, Banquet & Dining Rooms with Full Catering Kitchen

Cardio & Strength Fitness Area • Group Exercise Room • Massage Room
Indoor Walking Track Overlooking the Lake & Grand Central Park
Gymnasium for Pickleball, Basketball, Volleyball and Fitness

Heated Indoor Pool with Hydro-Jets, Exercise Equipment, Lap Lanes & Resistance Vortex
25-Person Hot Tub Spa • Outdoor Sunning Patio • Locker Rooms • Saunas


5:30 am – 9:00 pm
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1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Thursday, January 4
Thursday Night Dance * Final Showdown Band * $6 per person * Open to public 50+ * Light Dinner served

Tuesday, January 9
11 a.m. Music Demo Class * Free * Wings Theater

Tuesday, January 9
6:00p.m. • Meditation Class Begins• Contact Alonda Dillard for details (972-237-4145)

Thursday, January 11
10:30 a.m. • Karaoke • Wings Theater

Monday, January 15
SUMMIT IS CLOSED – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 16
9 a.m. • Sign-ups for Paragon Casino Trip

Thursday, January 18
12-4 p.m. • AARP Defensive Driving Course • $2 Registration fee • Discovery 2

Friday, January 19
11:00 a.m. • Nutrition Class Presentation – Dining Room

Saturday, January 20
7-10pm. • Winter Dance• $10 per person- Open to public 21+ • Purchase Advanced tickets now! • Includes meal
Band: Richard Palomino Band

Tuesday, January 23
6pm. • Legends Concert: Vicente Fernandez • $5-includes appetizers.


Purchase a membership today online or in-person at The Summit. Memberships make a great gift, too! Purchase one for yourself, a family member or a friend.

Resident Memberships
Ages 65 & up$55/yearClick here to Purchase
Ages 50-64$205/yearClick here to Purchase

Non-Resident Memberships
Ages 65 & up$205/yearClick here to Purchase
Ages 50-64$505/yearClick here to Purchase

Membership Guidelines
Click here to view the membership guideline packet which answers many frequently asked questions.

Member Fee Scholarships
The City of Grand Prairie provides scholarships for part or all of the membership fees for those residents of Grand Prairie who are in need of financial support. This facility is dedicated to Grand Prairie residents who are 50 years and over and is committed to assure that each and every one has the ability to enjoy The Summit.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Summit offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities from working at the front desk, to greeting members, food service, giving tours of the facility, picking up members in our golf carts and teaching new skills and trades to others. Please ask our staff about all the exciting details on how to become a volunteer at The Summit.

Internet Registration is available for classes, trips, special events and even memberships. Stop by the front desk to get your internet log in id and password, go online & click Online Registration.

Already have an ID & password? Click here to log in.


The Summit offers many unique rental opportunities for reunions, anniversaries, business meetings and more.  For more information on rentals, please call 972-237-4141.

Ballrooms I & II (4 hour time blocks)
128 person capacity
$500 for Monday – Thursday; Friday and Saturday before 5:00pm
$1000 on Friday and Saturday after 5:00pm

Dining Room (4 hour time blocks)
120 person capacity
$500 on Saturday before 5:00pm
$1000 on Saturday after 5:00pm

Conference Room (4 hour time blocks)
15 person capacity
$200 on Monday – Saturday

Theater (4 hour time blocks)
84 person capacity
$500 on Monday – Thursday

Patio/Backyard (4 hour time blocks)
50 person capacity
$250 on Friday and Saturday


Chris Ginapp, Manager
972-237-4141 | cginapp@gptx.org | Urgent After Hours: 972-237-8350
2975 Esplanade | Grand Prairie, Texas 75052

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