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Environmental Services

General Interests

Adopt-A-Stream

The Trinity River and its tributaries run through Grand Prairie, providing habitat for our native wildlife and recreation through fishing and boating opportunities.

Unfortunately, these streams can become polluted with litter. The majority of this litter is made up of plastic bottles, plastic bags, and Styrofoam. This litter is called 'floatables' because the majority of it floats on the surface of the water creating an eyesore for the community.

You can do your part by not littering and by assisting with stream cleanups during the stream cleanup season which runs from mid-October through mid-March each year.

GP Litter Team

The GP Litter Team assists with preventing litter at city events. Volunteers work in shifts to ensure that litter ends up in the right bins.

 

Events coming soon. Please email alindbergh@gptx.org if you are interested in this activity.

Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful Public Outreach and Events

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Special Events

General Interests

1. Get Fit Mayor's No Frills 5K | Chase the Chiefs & 1 Mile Fun Run at Farmers Market

The 2020 edition of the Mayor's No Frills 5K and the Chase the Chiefs 1 Mile Fun Run will once again be coinciding with the 2020 Grand Opening of the Grand Prairie Farmers Market Season. The Fun Run will begin at 9:00AM and the 5K at 9:30AM. Come on out to join the free run or to get your fresh, local produce from our many Farmers Market vendors!

When: Saturday, April 4th

Where: Grand Prairie Farmers Market, 120 W. Main St. Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Time: 8:00AM - 11:00AM

2. Easter Egg-Stravaganza

It's an Easter Eggstravaganza! On April 11th, the celebration will take place at Airhogs Stadium. This event will feature Easter egg hunts for ages 10 and under. There will also be a variety of other fun activities for the kids including face painting, arts and crafts, pictures with the Easter Bunny and bounce houses!

When: Saturday, April 11th

Where: Air Hogs Stadium, 1600 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

3. Main Street Fest

The 3-day event is held in April in downtown Grand Prairie.  The festival, with FREE parking and admission, celebrates the fun, festive, family atmosphere of Grand Prairie with live music.  Throughout the event will be a variety of novelty entertainment, carnival rides, arts & crafts, business expo, entertainment stages, food & beer gardens, a KIDZONE and plenty of fun for all!

When: April 17 - 19, 2020

Where: Downtown Grand Prairie (200 W. Block of Main Street)

**Volunteer Orientation- Wednesday, April 8th**
6:00p - 7:00p  
Location: Parks, Arts & Recreation Administrative Office- 400 College St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Farmers Market

 

(photo courtesy of Ricky Saldivar)

Farmers Market Ambassadors Needed!

The Grand Prairie Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from April through mid-December and features locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, tamales, salsas, dips, relishes, eggs, honey, chips, plants, soaps, candles and more.

Our friendly and outgoing Farmers Market ambassadors are an important part of the market atmosphere! Duties include:

  • Stay at the information table and act as greeter/host
  • Talk to guests about the market and City events
  • Help with games/ events that are held at the Market

We're looking for dependable volunteers who can come on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, about three hours per week. Minimum age to volunteer is 16.

 

**If interested, please contact the Farmers Market Manager, Ray Kunze at rkunze@GPTX.org. A commitment to serve on an ongoing basis is required.**

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