VETERANS PARK EVENT CENTER
The Veterans Park Event Center is at 925 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, TX 75051. This facility is in front of the Veterans Memorial and is used by local veteran organizations and individuals. Veterans Day and Memorial Day services are held at Veterans Memorial, followed by lunch inside the Veterans Park Event Center.
The Veterans Memorial, located behind the Veterans Park Event Center, consists of five granite-clad columns representing each U.S. military branch. The columns are engraved with the names, ranks, and dates of death of the 51 Grand Prairie veterans lost during military service. Construction began in October of 2004, with the final inspection completed on May 6. Designed by city staff and Schrickel, Rollins & Associates, the project was funded by the Grand Prairie Sports Development Corporation, the Grand Prairie Rotary Club, the Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club, the city, and citizens, who also supplied many volunteer hours.
About the Dedication
About 450 people gathered at a dedication service on Memorial Day 2005 to honor the city’s veterans and to celebrate the completion of Grand Prairie’s Veterans Memorial. The service included a 21-gun salute and an F-16 flyover by the 457th Fighter Squadron of the Air Force Reserve Command to pay tribute to those who lost their lives serving in the armed forces.
“I’m pleased that the city is doing something to recognize the veterans,” said Darin Wilson, a Grand Prairie resident who served in the military from 1979 to 1985. “I think that so many times in the past, the veterans haven’t recognized their sacrifices.”
The Veterans Memorial is located behind the Veterans Park Event Center – 925 Conover, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
We invite you to join us on Memorial Day and Veterans Day as we hold services to honor those who have served our country.