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.
2023 Kid's Fishing Day- Spring
This popular event is FREE to children 16 and under. The lagoon will be stocked with rainbow trout and ribbons will be handed out to each participant. There is no registration fee to participate in the Kid’s Fishing Day.
Volunteer assignments include, but are not limited to, helping with registration and rod rental, handing out bait, and keeping measurements of fish caught
Kid's Fishing Day
When: Saturday, February 11th, 2023
Where: Mike Lewis Park | 2410 N. Carrier Pkwy
Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
***If you are interested in volunteering at this event please contact Kellie McAliney (email@example.com).
2023 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 21 - 23, 2023
Where: Downtown Grand Prairie (200 W. Block of Main Street)
Location: Parks, Arts & Recreation Administrative Office- 400 College St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(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.**