Now Available - Fall "Life is Grand "
The 2014 Summer edition of the "Life is Grand" magazine is now available online! Or, if you prefer a printed copy to keep at home, pick one up at a city facility nearest you.

>Click here for the online version or for printed copy locations

Holiday Market - Last Chance!
Sat., Dec 20 • Farmers Market • 120 W. Main St.
Find the perfect handmade gifts for all of your loved ones 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market! The special Holiday Market will feature arts, crafts and handmade creations. Weather permitting, Santa will also be at the market from 9 a.m.-noon. Farmers Market will be closed for the season after Dec. 20, and it will reopen in the spring.

>More info

Free Health Fair & Tow Delivery
Sat., Dec 20 • 10am-2pm • Dalworth Rec Center • 2012 Spikes
Join the community for a free health fair and toy delivery on Saturday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Dalworth Recreation Center, 2012 Spikes St. The health fair, presented by the NAACP, features free BMI, glucose and cholesterol screenings, HIV screening, eye screening, smoking cessation and drug and alcohol programs and more. The fair will also include dental cleaning and exam information, depression, stress and suicide information and advanced physical medicine. Participants in the blood drive will receive a goody bag and pass to the Dalworth Recreation Center weight room for a month.
Santa Claus will deliver 500 toys and children will have the opportunity to take photos with Santa.
For more information, contact the NAACP at 804-332-7787 or

Prairie Lights Opens Thanksgiving Night!
Nov. 27 - Jan. 4 • Lynn Creek Park • 5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy.
Prairie Lights features hundreds of displays with 4 million lights arranged along a 2-mile drive. Half-way through the drive get out of your car and experience Holiday Village for a carousel ride, a cup of hot cocoa, and photos with Santa. See the indoor Laser Light Show where it actually snows on the audience and take a stroll through the Lighted Walk-thru Forest. The drive through ends with the popular tunnel of lights.

Brand-New VIP Experience!
If you want to make your visit to Prairie Lights extra special this year, or if you don’t have time for the traffic on busy nights, try the brand-new VIP Experience!
The VIP Experience begins at our remote parking location, Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake, where you will be greeted by your tour host and board a bus. (more info)

>Prairie Lights website

The EPIC Project
The City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department proudly introduces “Epic Encounters”, your opportunity to provide valued input to this Grand Prairie “Life Changing” project.

We need YOUR input! Attend one of the following meetings and become part of “The Dream Team”!

>Input Meeting Schedule

The EPIC Project
With an approval rate of 75%, Grand Prairie citizens voted to begin “The Epic” project. This legacy development will bring numerous additions to Central Park, including:  Major Recreation/Life Changing Center, indoor water park, amphitheater, library, trails, all-inclusive playground, and lake based recreation amenities.

Visit for more information and regular updates, but more importantly, to share how YOU and YOUR family can leave a footprint on this project, through your wants, desires and vision! This project is for every citizen, and we will begin having community “Envision the Epic Encounters” where you can provide input. In addition, we will have opportunities for you to submit suggestions on-line.

Central Park in Grand Prairie is destined to become one of the most life-changing parks in the state. Already featuring “The Summit”, five lakes, impressive boardwalk, and a world-class Public Safety Building, the fun is just beginning!

Your Epic Project is ready to start a new Grand Prairie legacy.  The fun begins in 2017!

Farmers Market Open Every Saturday!
Saturdays beginning March 29 •  8am-1pm • 120 W. Main St.
Farmers Market at Market Square, 120 W. Main St., in downtown Grand Prairie, Texas, is open every Saturday and features locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants, tamales, breads, salsas, dips, relishes, soy candles, eggs, soaps, honey, chips, cookies and more. Check the Farmers Market Calendar for a listing of special events!

Grand Prairie's Farmers Market has been recognied by American Farmland Trust as one of the Top 3 markets in Texas as well as one of the Top 40 in the country!

>More info

Get Fit GP: Community Wellness Initiative
Get Fit Grand Prairie is a community-wide wellness initiative that focuses on decreasing childhood obesity and increasing the health of all residents through physical fitness and healthy food options.

The City's Get Fit GP program presents tools, tips, deals, events, and local resources through one website,, encouraging residents to commit to healthy lifestyles.

Check the GetFitGP website each month for more updates. Get ready to Get Fit, Grand Prairie!

Reserve Campsites and Cabins Online!
NOW AVAILABLE! - Reserve campsites and cabins at Loyd Park or a day-use area at Lynn Creek Park online!

>Click here to RESERVE NOW!

The Best Deals in Grand Prairie Golf
Find the best daily deals in Grand Prairie Golf at Grand Golf Deals offers free printable coupons for Grand Prairie's award winning public golf courses. Registration is required to print the coupons. Login or register for a free account to get started.

>Click here to start

Walnut Creek Paddling Trail at Joe Pool Lake
The Walnut Creek Paddling Trali at Joe Pool Lake, brought to you by The City of Grand Prairie Parks & Recreation Department and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, is a 4.9-mile marked trail that winds though Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake. The scenic trail features a variety of native plants and wildlife. Don’t have the right equipment? Don’t worry – Canoes, kayaks, paddles and life vests are available for rent at the park. For more information, call 972-237-4120.

Save BIG with the new Golf Punch Cards!
Pre-purchase rounds of golf at an INCREDIBLY LOW PRICE!!! 5 and 10 round punch cards are now available for purchase for Prairie Lakes or Tangle Ridge Golf Courses. Take advantage of this opportunity while it lasts! Visit the pro-shop at the course of your choice to purchase. Or, call 972-299-6837 (Tangle Ridge) or 972-263-0661 (Prairie Lakes) for more information.

Grand Prairie's Premier 50+ Club
Members are raving about The Summit at Central Park! This facility was designed specifically for active adults ages 50 and older.

Want to become a member ? Purchase your membership online or in-person at The Summit.

More info | See "The Making of The Summit" Trailer/Teaser

Rascal's Interactive Adventure on YouTube
Rascal has been out touring the city and visiting all the Parks & Recreation facilities. Click on the video above to see where he's been. The video is interactive! That means YOU can choose where Rascal goes next!

Leave Your 'Footprint' at Central Park
Help Grand Prairie manage, build, protect and preserve Central Park by becoming a Central Park Guardian. The Central Park Guardian fund will help improve and enhance the park's natural beauty and increase citizen's and guest's quality-of-life for many years to come.

>More info

Disc Golf Mini-Tournaments at Turner Park
A brand new 18-hole disc golf course is opwn at Turner Park. The Lone Star Lasers disc golf association is hosting “Mini-Tournaments” there for all ages and skill levels each Saturday morning, with a start time of 10 a.m. Come enjoy one of the fastest growing and most fun sports in the country! Please arrive at main pavilion no later than 9:45 a.m. to sign up. Contact Jim Dart at (817) 966-6946. For more information about Disc Golf, go to
>Map to Turner Park

Calendar of Events
Check out our events listing to see what all is going on this month in Parks and Recreation.
>More info

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