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


Kids Fishing Day - CANCELLED
Sat, Feb. 28 • 1-4pm • Mike Lewis Park • 2600 N. Carrier
Due to forecasted weather conditions, the Kids Fishing Day has been cancelled. However, the trout which have aleady been ordered for the event will still be released into the pond at Mike Lewis Park prior to Saturday. Fishing at the pond is allowed at anytime by anyone, assuming anglers adhere to all applicable Texas Parks & Wildlife fishing regulations.


Lynn Creek Park Opens Saturday, March 7
Sat, March 7 • Lynn Creek Park • 5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy.
Lynn Creek Park opens for the season on Saturday, March 7. Hours of operation are 6am - 10pm. Single vehicle admission is free for Grand Prairie residents excluding select holidays and special events.

>Lynn Creek park page


Shotwell Life Center Class-A-Thon
Wed, March 11 • 6:30-9pm • Shotwell Life Center • 2750 Graham
Come check out Tony Shotwell Life Center's classes and programs! Enjoy a free evening of family fun with free adult fitness trials in Yoga, Boxing, Cardio & Abs and Boot Camp! Youth Dance classes perform including Ballet Folklorico and Jadn Dance.


Itty Bitty Triathlon for Ages 3-5
Sat, March 14 • Charley Taylor Rec • 601 E. Grand Prairie
Parents come cheer on your lil triathlete at the 1st Itty Bitty Triathlon. Participants will begin the course with a swim (actually a walk through Splash Factory) then transition into bike (tricycles are permitted) and finish off with a run to the finish line where they will receive a medal and official Itty Bitty Triathlon t-shirt. Fee: $10 per child. Pre-registration required. Must bring own bike/tricycle and helmet. No parents allowed on course. Children will be guided through course by staff. For more information and to register, please visit Charley Taylor Recreation Center or call 972-264-6890.


Get Fit GP Run For Shelter 5K Run/Walk
Sat, April 25 • First United Methodist Church • 121 N. Center
This year's event is the merging of two downtown runs: Run For Shelter 5K and the Get Fit GP 5K. Proceeds from the run will benefit LifeLine Shelter and Get Fit GP health initiatives. The event will be the kcik-off to Saturday's downtown festivities for Farmers Market and Main Street Fest. Get in your run/walk and then enjoy a myriad of activities in downtown Grand Prairie. Get Fit GP Run For Shelter will kick off at 8 a.m. with kids and adults running with Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye and Fire Chief Robert Fite during the "Chase the Chiefs" 1-mile Fun Run. The 5K will start at 8:30 a.m. with Get Fit Health/spnosor booths, music and awards after the run.

>Online Registration coming soon!


Main Street Fest - Powered by Texas Trust
Fri & Sat, April 24-25 • Downtown • 200 block W. Main St.
The City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is hosting the 4th Annual Main Street Fest powered by Texas Trust Credit Union. This free community event is scheduled for April 24-25th on the 200 block of W. Main Street and surrounding areas.Along with our selected performers, the festival will celebrate the fun, festive, family atmosphere of Grand Prairie with LIVE! music featuring Grammy Award Winning Artists Max Baca & The Los TexManiacs with Rick Trevino, Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez and Joe Ely, Texas Country Singer-Songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker, the Tejas Brothers, Matt Kimbrow Band and so much more! While at the festival enjoy spectacular BMX/Skate Street Shows, Novelty Entertainment, Carnival Rides, an Arts & Crafts Area, Business Expo, Food and Beer Gardens, a KIDZONE and plenty of fun for all!

>Main Street Fest site


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!

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, 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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