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Adopt-A-Cemetery

The Adopt-A-Cemetery program is a cooperative effort between the city, our residents, business owners, clubs, and organizations to keep our cemeteries clean and beautiful. Interested parties may adopt one or more cemeteries in Grand Prairie.

There are 15 cemeteries in Grand Prairie, many of which are home to historical markers from the Texas Historical Commission or the Grand Prairie Historical Commission. Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful assists in keeping some of these cemeteries beautiful through our Adopt-A-Cemetery Program. An Adopt-A-Cemetery event generally includes picking up litter and fallen branches.

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.

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GP Libraries

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Main Library

Volunteers must be at least 14. Those 18 or older must pass a background check.  

 

901 Conover Dr.

Grand Prairie TX 75051

972-237-5700

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Special Events

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3. Epic Campout

Want the outdoors experience without leaving the city? Well come on out to Haunted Campout on October 26th at EpicCentral. This overnight camping experience will take place on the Grand Lawn behind The Epic. Free activities to include s’more making and a movie on the lawn: Hocus Pocus (1993). Registration is $5 per person (above 2 years of age) and registration is limited to 300 campers. 

 

When: Saturday, October 26th 4:00pm-Sunday, October 27th 10:00am

Where: Epic Central-Grand Lawn | 2960 Epic Place Grand Prairie, TX 75052

4. Street N Treat

The biggest, most spook-tacular Halloween event in Grand Prairie! 

Thursday, October 31st from 6-8 PM at the Farmers Market 

5. Sneak-A-Peek Run/Walk: Saturday, November 23rd

Be the first to see all new displays at the 2019 Prairie Lights as you run, jog, walk or stroll through the lighted park. November 23rd will be dedicated for runners, joggers and fast walkers. Registration is limited to the first 1250 participants each night. Early registration is preferred, but on-site registration will be accepted.

When: Saturday, November 23rd

Where: Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake | 5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy. Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Time: 5PM - 9PM

6. Sneak-A-Peek Run/Walk: Sunday, November 24th

Be the first to see all new displays at the 2019 Prairie Lights as you run, jog, walk or stroll through the lighted park. November 24th is set aside for those who want to walk and stroll through the lights. Registration is limited to the first 1250 participants each night. Early registration is preferred, but on-site registration will be accepted.

When: Sunday, November 24th

Where: Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake | 5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy. Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Time: 5PM - 9PM

7. Prairie Lights

The 2019 annual Prairie Lights event is a 2-mile, 4-million-light, Holiday Light Drive-Thru park. Half way through the drive get out of your car for a stop at Holiday Village where you will find food, gifts, Santa, a brand-new indoor Holiday Show, and the Holiday Magic Lighted Walk-Through Forest. Once back in your vehicle, the second half of the drive ends with the very animated light tunnel – the perfect finale to a night you will never forget!

We prefer you signup by group or organization.  No more than 12 people in a group. The minimum age to volunteer is 15.

When: November 28th - December 31st

Where: 5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Time: 5:30PM – 10:30PM

8. Christmas Tree Lighting

Have a very Prairie Christmas in downtown Grand Prairie with our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, hosted by the City of Grand Prairie and Grand Prairie Independent School District. The evening will begin at 6:00 pm, with choir performances, photos with Santa and the lighting of the Christmas tree!

When: Thursday, December 5th 

Where: City Hall Campus | 317 College Street Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Time: 6PM - 8PM

 

Prairie Lights Setup and Decorating

Be a part of transforming Lynn Creek Park into the 2019 Annual Prairie Lights wonderland! Help with gift box wrapping, stringing up lights, and general decorating. Individual and group volunteers of all ages are welcome!

 

When: October 28th & 29th, November 1st, 4th , 6th , 7th, 8th

Where: Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake | 5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy. Grand Prairie, TX 75052 

Time: 9AM - 12PM or 1:30PM - 3:30PM

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