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General Administrative Help

Parks, Arts & Recreation welcomes volunteers throughout the year to come in and assist with general administrative tasks in preparation for major events.  Schedule is flexible during regular office hours, Mondays through Fridays, 8 AM - 5 PM.

Background check is required.


Parks, Arts & Recreation Administrative Office

400 Church St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050 

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Holiday Tree Lighting

Holiday Tree Lighting                             

Thursday, December 7th 

6:00 p.m.

City Hall Campus - 317 College Street


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 p.m., with choir performances, photos with Santa and the lighting of the Christmas tree!


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Event Support 1 12/7/2017 12/7/2017

Prairie Lights

The 2017 annual Prairie Lights event is a 2-mile, 4-million-light, Holiday Light Drive-Thru park. Midway is Holiday Village area with FREE carnival rides, food, photos with Santa, Souvenir Gift Shop and purchase tickets to two special attractions, a Holiday Walk-Thru Lighted Forest and a laser show in the Holiday Magic Theater.

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

Please also sign up for the volunteer orientation on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6 PM. Location: 5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy, Grand Prairie, 75052 (Lynn Creek Park administrative building)

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Greeters 37 11/23/2017 12/31/2017
Photo Takers - Walk-thru 27 11/23/2017 12/31/2017
Photo Takers Tent 39 11/23/2017 12/31/2017
Snow Maze 39 11/23/2017 12/31/2017
Store 35 11/23/2017 12/31/2017
Survey Takers 37 11/23/2017 12/31/2017
Volunteer Orientation - Wednesday, Nov. 15 1 11/15/2017 11/15/2017

Prairie Lights Setup and Decorating

Be a part of transforming Lynn Creek Park into the 2017 Annual Prairie Lights wonderland!  Help with gift wrapping, stringing up lights, and decorating.  Individual and group volunteers are welcome! 

Volunteer shifts are available October 3 - November 4, Mondays - Fridays, from 8:00-4:00.

To schedule a shift for Prairie Lights setup and decorating, contact Mae Smith at or 972-237-8107.  Visit for more information about Prairie Lights.

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Prairie Lights Setup and Decorating 1 10/2/2017 11/17/2017

Prairie Lights VIP and Media Night

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Event Support 1 11/21/2017 11/21/2017

Sneak-A-Peek Run/Walk

Saturday-Sunday, November 18-19th

6:30 p.m.

Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake - 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway


Be the first to see all new displays at the 2017 Prairie Lights as you run, jog, walk or stroll through the lighted park. November 18th will be dedicated for runners, joggers and fast walkers. November 19th 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.

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Event Support 2 11/18/2017 11/19/2017
Finish Line 1 11/18/2017 11/19/2017
Food Table 1 11/18/2017 11/18/2017
Photo Op Helper 2 11/18/2017 11/19/2017
Registration 2 11/18/2017 11/19/2017

Street N' Treat

Tuesday, October 31st

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Farmers Market - 120 W. Main Street 


Join us for an enjoyable Halloween event in Grand Prairie! Participants will enjoy FREE games, face painting, kid’s crafts, and trick-or-treating at the Farmers Market! Prepare to dress to impress, ask “Trick-or-Treat” and bring a large bucket for candy!


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Face Painting 1 10/31/2017 10/31/2017
Games 1 10/31/2017 10/31/2017
Pumpkin Painting 0 10/31/2017 10/31/2017

That DAM Half & 5K

Sunday, October 22nd

8:00 a.m.

Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake - 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway


Join us Sunday, October 22, 2017 where the City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department, Run Project and the PlayGrand Adventures Committee will be hosting That DAM Half & 5K, to help raise funds for the first all-inclusive playground, PlayGrand Adventures. Enjoy one of the most scenic runs in the metroplex at the best time of the year for running in Texas! 5K participants will receive a long sleeve, pullover and finisher medal. Half marathoners will receive a 13.1 long sleeve pullover, a unique finisher medal and a 13.1 sticker. For event information and registration details, please visit

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Finish Line/Registration Help 1 10/22/2017 10/22/2017
Food Table 1 10/22/2017 10/22/2017
General Event Help 1 10/22/2017 10/22/2017
Parking 1 10/22/2017 10/22/2017
Water Station 1 10/22/2017 10/22/2017

Mission Statement


Our mission each day is to create raving fans by delivering world class service.

Thanks for helping the City of Grand Prairie achieve its mission through every encounter and every act of service.