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.


In the event of inclement weather, holiday hours, or other facility closures, updates will be listed on the Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department homepage linked below.


Check out the Life is Grand magazine for information about classes, programs, leagues, and special events at the Tony Shotwell Life Center.  If you have questions about current activities or suggestions for future activities, please get in touch with our front desk at 972-237-7529.

Hours of operation

Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


The Texas Plan allows for access to the Tony Shotwell Life Center membership includes a facility card, access to Dalworth and Charley Taylor Recreation Centers, Gym Access, Access to Game Room, Classes/Programs, and Meeting Rental.  Weight-room memberships are available for $4 (Grand Prairie residents) and $10 (non-residents).

Resident Non-Resident
Senior Annual Ages 62+
$10 annually
$10 annually
Adult (16+)
$12 annually
$37 annually
Youth Annual (Ages 6-15)
$7 annually
Youth Annual (Ages 6-15)

The Prairie Plan allows for access into the building and use of the game room, study room, and gymnasium during open play, and it allows for meeting room rentals and program registration. The Prairie Plan can be used at Tony Shotwell Life Center, Dalworth Recreation Center, and Charley Taylor Recreation Center.

Resident Corporate Non-Resident
Adult (16+)
$108 annually ($11.50/month)
$158 annually ($12/month)
$218 annually ($21/month)
Family (up to 5 people that live in the same household)
$218 annually (or $21/month)

rental fees

All Rental Fees are due at the time of reservation. Rentals must be made at least two weeks before the event. Cancellations must be completed one week before the event for a full refund.

Check with staff for computer availability board games, and check out equipment such as hula hoops, balls, etc. For updates and questions about classes or events, call 972-339-3770.

Space Fee/Hour Resident Non-Resident Capacity
Full Court $60/hr, Half Court $30/hr
Full Court $80/hr, Half Court $50/hr
Small Room (927 sq ft.)
Large Room (1278 sq ft.)
Game Room


Abs and Buns Bootcamp

Abs and Buns Bootcamp – Ages 16+
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $35 per month with membership

Breakpoint Volleyball Clinic

Breakpoint Volleyball Clinic
Days: Every Saturday
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 per session

Grand Prairie Karate

Grand Prairie Karate
Days: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Dependent on Belt Classification)
Fee: $95 Initiation Fee, $57 per Month

Spyda’s Skills and Drills Basketball Clinic

Spyda’s Skills and Drills Basketball Clinic
Days: Mondays
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $40 per month

Zumba with Dixi

Zumba with Dixi – Ages 18+
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Fee: $40/per month with membership

All Fit 365 Personal Training

All Fit 365 Personal Training
Personal Training

1 Session – $50 per Month
2 Sessions – $120 per Month
3 Sessions – $180 per Month
4 Sessions – $220 per Month

Hip Hop HIIT Class
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 5p – 6p
Fee: $60 per Month
Parents and Kids Workout – $40

Meditation with Neshell

Meditation with Neshell
Days: Tuesdays & Saturdays
Time: Tuesdays | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays | 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $45/month or $10/day

Contact Us

Tim Plummer, Center Supervisor
972-237-7529 | [email protected] | Urgent After Hours: 972.237.8350
2750 Graham St. | Grand Prairie, Texas 75050