Live Life Grand


Welcome to the City of Grand Prairie!

Grand Prairie is a premiere community conveniently nestled in the middle of Dallas/Fort Worth. The City offers amenities appealing to young professionals, growing families and seniors alike. With an affordable cost of living, beautiful neighborhoods, exceptional public schools, thousands of acres of parkland and a welcoming, friendly spirit, you can live life grand in Grand Prairie!

We Live Life Grand here – about 200,640 residents call Grand Prairie home, and we’re still growing. Grand Prairie is the 16th largest city in Texas, but we still have small town values. 


Grand Prairie's attractions draw in almost 10 million visitors per year! For additional grand things to do in Grand Prairie; check out the Visit Grand Prairie Website.

How We Live Life Grand




Grand Prairie is full of grand experiences! Whether you stop in for lunch at one of the great restaurants downtown or spend a full day out on Joe Pool Lake, share your memories with us. Use #LiveLifeGrandGP on all social media to show how you experienced life in Grand Prairie! If you’re a resident, take a moment to share with us your grand story

Grand Prairie recently welcomed more than 50 new restaurants and retail stores along SH 161, and development continues at a brisk pace. The city offers a vibrant lifestyle, with the best parks in the nation, more amenities than most, affordable to affluent housing and friendly neighbors.

City employees work hard to ensure Grand Prairie is known as an organization that creates Raving Fans by delivering world-class service.  Our employee family and elected officials constantly live our values, aggressively move toward our vision and are always looking for ways to make the business of running a city even better. The hard work, positive input and optimism of all our city employees all play a key role in our success.  We look forward to you joining our team!

An Award-Winning Place to Call Home

Did you know you live in one of the most sought-after places in Texas and the U.S.?

Future Goals

2023 Top Goals


  • Open six restaurants in EpicCentral
  • Debut water and light show in EpicCentral
  • Complete construction of two connecting hotels and convention center in EpicCentral
  • Create redevelopment plans for Turner, Tyre and Mi Familia parks
  • Welcome Hobby Lobby, Andretti Indoor Karting & Games (2023); Bass Pro Shops (2024); Big Shots Golf (2023)
  • Enjoy Major League Cricket in the newly renovated cricket stadium


  • Finish Camp Wisdom widening
  • Launch a new City App
  • Introduce ability to text for information
  • Plan for a Fire Station 11 and a new Emergency Operations Center
  • Debut at Block Party trailer available for residents to check out
  • Create a Tool Lending program to provide tools residents need for home and yard maintenance
  • Complete 11-acre cell construction at landfill
  • Remodel the Main Library entry and lobby


  • Select new utility billing software
  • Complete connection of Seeton Road from Mira Flores to day Miar roads
  • Start construction of Stadium Drive from Tarrant Road to the I-30 frontage road
  • Build Dechman Drive from Westchester Parkway to Edgeview Drive
  • Begin Uptown Theater phase 2 of renovations
  • Partner Shotwell Life Center with Grand Prairie Independent School District to start a universal sports skills program that will enhance the skill level of students playing all sports


2022 in Review

Top Accomplishments


  • Decreased property tax rate by ½ cent in 2022-2023 budget
  • Increased Homestead Exemption by 2.5%
  • Launched Via Grand Prairie on-demand ride-share transportation
  • Implemented Living Wage for full-time city employees
  • Installed a fallen log artwork in Waggoner Park as part of the heART Project
  • Wrapped 10 more traffic signal boxes in curated art using the themes Hearts or Purple Martins
  • Started Police on-call rotation for Crisis Support Unit to provide 24/7 response to those experiencing a mental health crisis; and partnered Fire mental health paramedics with Police Department


  • Broke ground to widen Wildlife Parkway from Belt Line to SH 161, complete 2024
  • Acquired land for Fire Station 11
  • Announced Bass Pro Shops, Andretti Indoor Karting & Games and BigShots Golf coming to Grand Prairie on SH 161 in 2023-2024
  • Landed conversion of the ballpark to a cricket stadium for Major League Cricket USA
  • Completed City Hall Central complex parking lot
  • Opened Fire Station 3 and its training classrooms
  • Celebrated Chicken N Pickle opening in EpicCentral
  • Opened Sprouts in mid-town


  • Opened Bolder Adventure Park in EpicCentral
  • Opened Tranquil Adventures at PlaGrand Adventures all-access park
  • Launched new city website
  • Began evening shifts for Animal Services
  • Named a street for Dolores Huerta, honoring her work as a civil and labor rights activist


  • Hobby Lobby, Dutch Brothers, Salad N Go, Rosa's Mexican Cafe, Bahama Bucks, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Alamo Drafthouse, Seimens (expansion)
  • Blue Goode Cantina, Pop Shelf, Braums, Jersey Mike's, Five Guys, Golden Chick
  • SunTex Marinas take over Lynn Creek Marina, Blue Sunshine Restaurant and the Wave party boat on Joe Pool Lake
  • Texas Scenic City designation
  • Sale and operation of the former Texas General Hospital to Integral Holdings and Grand Prairie Medical Center
  • The first project at I-30 and Belt Line consistent with OMNIPLAN's Gateway vision, to begin construction in 2023 the OHT Partners


  • Building two hotels, a convention center and six restaurant shells in EpicCentral
  • Fire Department target hazard/business inspection program
  • New Short Term Rental Restrictions to increase citizen quality of life


  • Remodel of the Ruthe Jackson Center lobby
  • Updates to the Water/Wastewater Master Plan
  • Updates to the Robinson Road and South Sector pump station
  • Re-striping the Airport taxiways
  • Full renovation of the four-field softball complex at Mike Lewis Park


  • Retail strip center/storefront revitalization program
  • Assistant Police Chief Anthony Hogan receiving the 2022 Carnegie Hero Medal after Hogan, who was off-duty, rescued Michael Loya Jr. from his burning work truck containing flammable items
  • Police Chief Scesney receiving the NAACP President's Distinguished Leadership Award