Now Available - Summer "Life is Grand "
The 2015 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

Lynn Creek Park Closed Memorial Day Weekend
Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie will be closed Memorial Day weekend (May 21-25) due to flooding. Loyd Park is scheduled to be open although certain spaces will be closed for safety precautions. Further details will be posted to this website and the Lynn Creek Park facebook page soon.

Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 25 • 9:30am • Veterans Memorial • 925 Conover Dr.
Join us as we honor all service men and women at the Grand Prairie Veterans Memorial with a Memorial Day Celebration featuring an aircraft flyover, bag piper, a 21-gun salute and patriotic music for all to enjoy! A free all-american lunch will be provided after the ceremony. Following lunch, Dr. David M. Watry, author, lecturer and historian, will present "The Story Behind the Story of V-E Day" at the Memorial Library located adjacent to the event. For more information, call 972-237-8100.

Crawfish Boil
Saturday, June 6 • 10am-2pm • Farmers Market • 120 W. Main St.
The Grand Prairie Farmers Market will be open from 8am-2pm Saturday, June 6th at Market Square, 120 W. Main Street, featuring a crawfish boil from 10am-2pm, beer garden, live music, gift market, arts and crafts, and games. Tasty authentic crawfish prepared by Dustin Clement’s Head’s or Tails Cajun Crawfish will be sold for $10 a pound and will be accompanied with potatoes and corn. The crawfish will be available around 10am.

SmartScape Water Conservation Plant Sale Event
Saturday, June 6 • 8am-Noon • Home Depot • 5280 S. Hwy 360
The City of Grand Prairie Public Works & Parks, Arts and Recreation Departments along with the Home Depot will be hosting the 2015 water conservation plant sale. Save on select varieties of native & adaptive drought-tolerant (low-water-use) plants that thrive in the Texas heat! Speak with plant experts and get ideas for xeriscaping (landscaping) your own lawns, participate in hourly DIY hanging basket presentations, and enter to win prizes and giveaways!

>More info

Summer Camp Begins June 8
Summer Camps begin June 8th and run for 11 weeks! $80/week/child. Limited Financial Aid is available. Camp Tuition is due weekly, preceding the start of each week. $20 Registration fee , includes a $10 t-shirt fee. A $7 Annual Center Membership Fee is required. Campers will swim twice a week and take a weekly fieldtrip. Daily lunch and a snack is included.

>More Info

Registrations Forms: Shotwell Life Center | Dalworth | Charley Taylor

Loyd Lodge Now Booking
Now taking reservations for the brand-new 18-room Loyd Park Lodge and the historic Loyd Home on Joe Pool Lake! The fully furnished kitchen, covered porch with rockers, grills, a fire pit, big screen televisions and many more amenities make this a perfect spot for family reunions or corporate and church retreats. Located just steps from the swimming beach!

For additional information and to make a reservation, please call 972-237-4120.

>Click here for informational packet
>More info about Loyd Park

EPIC PlayGrand Adventures
PlayGrand Adventures is an exciting opportunity to provide a safe, fun playground experience of ‘EPIC’ proportions for all ages and abilities. The playground will include separate adventure areas which are designed to stimulate, challenge and encourage development of several skill sets while providing social interaction, sense of discovery, creativity and exercise. The playground is part of a much larger overall park project which will include the EPIC, a state of the art recreation center, EPIC Waters indoor/outdoor water park, trail system and amphitheater at Central Park.

>More info
>Watch the video

Flight of the Monarch Sponsorship Opportunities
The City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is hosting the 3rd Annual Flight of the Monarch Celebration, scheduled for September 19, 2015 at Central Park Boardwalk and surrounding areas. Last year’s Flight of the Monarch Celebration, attracted over 8000 visitors. With great weather and the success from last year, the 2015 celebration is projected to bring an even larger attendance this year. With remote parking to the event and shuttle service dropping off at the entrance will make traveling to the celebration and leaving after the celebration much easier and quicker for all. Contact Mae Smith at 972-237-8107 or to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

>More info
>Sponsorship Packet

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!

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.
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