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


Vote for Grand Prairie Farmers Market
Do you love Grand Prairie Farmers Market? Grand Prairie is currently in the Top 100 Most Celebrated Farmers Markets in the Nation, but we need your help to make it to the TOP! Cast your vote today and let America know that Grand Prairie, Texas is the the place to be!

Voting ends September 13.

See the Current Top 100


Free Fall Gardening Classes
6:30-8pm • GP Memorial Library • 901 Conover Dr.

Thursday, Sept 11 – Fall into Gardening
Fall gardens are for food and fun. Find out how to grow a garden when it’s not too hot, there aren’t as many weeds and watering is kept to a minimum. Have fun and put food on the table!

Thursday, Sept 18 – Butterfly Fever
Attracting Monarchs and more to your garden is easy. Learn how to turn your garden into a butterfly weigh station and see the beauty of nature unfold before your eyes!

Thursday, Sept 25 – Landscaping on a Dime

Learn how to use native and adaptive plants to turn your home landscape into the envy of your block and get your landscaping budget, water bill and weeding under control.


Flight of the Monarch Celebration
Saturday, Sept. 27 • 10am - 6pm • Central Park
Grand Prairie will celebrate the annual migration of the monarch butterfly at Central Park, State Highway 161 & Arkansas Lane and Warrior Trail. This spectacular FREE event includes three Monarch Butterfly releases (limited supply for each release/first come first served), Kite Flying, a Kid-Zone with bounce houses, Arts and Crafts, Bumper Boats, Chalk Artist Chris Brake, Food, a Costume Contest and Parade and music by the amazing Vocal Trash and The Singing Zoologist Lucas Miller! Free Shuttle Parking from Dubiski High School. For more information, contact Mae Smith at (972) 237-8107 or fmsmith@gptx.org.

>Parking Map
>Art Contest Rules & Submission Form
>Costume Contest Rules & Regulations
>Costume Contest Registration Form
>Vendor 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 JoinTheEpic.com 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!

Request for proposals for the architect will be going out on May 15, 2014. 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!

>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, gptx.org/GetFitGP, 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 GrandGolfDeals.com. 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 PDGA.com
>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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