Fitness Resources in Grand Prairie

Portable fitness equipment

The city of Grand Prairie offers affordable resources, facilities, services and programs that encourage healthy lifestyles.

Parks and Trails

Grand Prairie has 52 parks and miles and miles of trails. Find one that's closest to you:

Lake Parks Activities: Boating, basketball, baseball, fishing, picnics, soccer, football, swimming, tennis, walking, hiking, biking.

Recreation Facilities

The Epic

The Epic is recreation reimagined with amenities that are different than your average recreation center. This recreation center includes cross training equipment and an adventure incline track.  The family can enjoy a game room, gymnasium, lap pool and kiddie splash area. Teens have 3,000 square feet of games. The Epic Culinary kitchen presented by IKEA has learning and social opportunities for all ages. The Epic has a variety of rental options for many different events that can take place in the poolside party rooms, multi-purpose room, game rooms, warehouse, pub, and gallery. The Epic Theater presented by Texas Trust Credit Union is an amazing space for performances and live music that can be recorded from the in-house recording studio.

Address: 2960 Epic Place, Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Phone: 972-339-3742

Tony Shotwell Life Center

Recreation center with low membership fees, offers full size gym, game room, fitness equipment, indoor running/walking track, fitness classes and recreation programs. 

Address: 2750 Graham St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Phone: 972-642-7529

Charley Taylor Recreation Center

Recreation center with low membership fees, weight room, pre-K sports leagues, classes, gym, and more.

Address: 601 E. Grand Prairie Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Phone: 972-264-6890

Dalworth Recreation Center

Recreation center with low membership fees, weight room, pre-K sports leagues, classes, gym, and more.

Address: 2012 Spikes St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Phone: 972-237-4760

The Summit Active Adult Center (for ages 50 )

Over 50? The 60,000-square-foot-facility offers state-of-the-art fitness areas, gym, indoor infinity edge pool with lap lanes and exercise vortex, sauna, cafe, classes, exercise programs, indoor walking track, gym, and much more for members ages 50 and older.

Address: 2975 Esplanade, Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Phone: 972-237-4141

Aquatic Facilities

Kirby Creek Natatorium (Indoor Pool)

Check out Grand Prairie's heated indoor pool open year round.
Phone: 972-263-8174

Outdoor Pools

Several outdoor pools are open during the summer.
Phone: 972-263-8174

Splash Factory Outdoor Water Playground

601 E. Grand Prairie Rd.
Phone: 972-266-5272

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Golf Activities

Prairie Lakes Golf Course in Grand Prairie offers 27 holes recently renovated, including Texas’ largest practice area featuring 8 target greens with a fairway. Mature mesquite trees guard hybrid Bermuda fairways as they weave around water features and along Mountain Creek Lake shore and up to Bermuda greens. Wide, open landing areas speed and ease play, while water hazards, trees and doglegs offer challenges and test skills.
Address: 3202 S.E. 14th St., Grand Prairie, TX 75052


Tangle Ridge Golf Course in Grand Prairie, TX, will challenge your senses and skills. This 18-hole championship public golf course features exciting elevation changes, subtle Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass Greens, tree-lined fairways, and water and sand hazards.
Address: 818 Tangle Ridge Drive., Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Phone: 972-299-6837 


The Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department offers many sports leagues, clinics, and classes that focus on fundamentals, principals, rules, and sportsmanship.

Sports are a great way for youth to learn teamwork, and develop a healthy sense of competitiveness. Not to mention sports give youth the opportunity to strengthen their bodies, and develop into healthy young men and women.

Adult Sports

Do you enjoy friendly competition in an athletic setting? Get together with your friends, family, or co-workers and join in the fun of sports. We offer an array of sports leagues all year long. You can form your own team or sign up by yourself and we will match you with a team.

Youth Sports

Sports are a great way for youth to learn teamwork, and develop a healthy sense of competitiveness. Not to mention sports give youth the opportunity to strengthen their bodies, and develop into healthy young men and women.


The game of pickleball is expanding this Spring in Grand Prairie and will be available for all ages and abilities! Instruction and open play will be offered at three indoor facilities around town! Pickleball is a fun and easy-to-learn game that is taking recreation facilities around the country by storm! Played as doubles or singles, Pickleball is an entertaining sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.

Skate Park

Action Park Grand Prairie

Experience an ultra first class competitive skate park for in-line skating, biking and skateboarding at Action Park Grand Prairie. This $1.2 million outdoor skate park, funded by the City of Grand Prairie, includes The Hangar, a 17,000 square foot covered skate park with a roll-in foam pit, The Trails, a two acre dirt jumps and track for beginners to pro levels and The Pro Course, a 20,000 square foot skate-able place with mini ramps, box jumps and more. The newest addition is the RC Track! The park also has a full-service skate shop on site, live music and events, a fitness center and much more.

Address: 1002 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Phone: 972-262-4479


10 Great Places to Take a Walk

There’s nothing that beats the health and wellness benefits of walking—and when it comes to great spots to take a walk in Grand Prairie, we’ve got no shortage of options for walkers of all ages and abilities. Grab some bottled water, lace up those walking shoes and enjoy!

Good Link Park - Mike Lewis Park to C.P. Waggoner Park

Good Link Park - Mike Lewis Park to C.P. Waggoner Park

2600 Block of N. Carrier Parkway

Recommended for: Beginning walkers, family walks, longer walks.

The walking trail at Mike Lewis Park is popular for its pleasant scenery and spacious, paved walking trail (that also happens to connect over to C.P. Waggoner Park). Walkers have the option of choosing a shorter length of trail (since lighted loops are located in Mike Lewis and C.P. Waggoner Park) or trying the entire 4.85 miles. 

Ready for more fun and recreation after your walk? No problem! Mike Lewis Park has a little something for everyone— including a pond, a picnic-friendly covered pavilion, softball fields, and volleyball, basketball and horseshoe courts.

Good Link Trail at Johnson Creek Bridge

Lone Star Trail

Lone Star Trail

2170 N. Beltline Road

Recommended for: Experienced walkers, longer walks, urban explorers, nature lovers.

Lone Star Trail starts at the Grand Prairie Tourist Information Center and goes south along Belt Line Road before turning east along the Trinity River, then turns back north to connect with the City of Irving’s Campion Trail series, resulting in a possible ten-mile hike. This walking trail is an excellent option for anyone who is looking for a serious workout or enjoys walks with an urban vibe—but it’s also a wonderful walk for nature lovers, since the trail meanders along the sweeping views and natural beauty of the Trinity River.

Lone Star Trail

Fish Creek Linear Park

Fish Creek Linear Park

Coronado Street at Crossland Blvd

Recommended for: Beginning walkers, longer walks, family walks, nature walks.

Fish Creek Forest  (located at Coronado and Crossland Blvd) is a Dallas County Open Space Park that’s managed by the Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department.  This 37-acre destination features a linear trail connecting Carrier Parkway to Crossland, as well as an excellent playground, pavilion and lots of natural open space.

Fish Creek Linear Park (with access points at Sheffield and Dartmouth, Winchester Court, Warrington and Bently, Covington and Sussex, Briar Hill, Derby Court, Endicott and Meriden, Allegro and Walsh) boasts a wide paved hike-and-bike path that winds through a number of neighborhoods, pretty trees,  lots of shady spots, trail benches, and the occasional glimpse of some adorable big turtles that like to call Fish Creek home. Plus, it has the added distinction of connecting with Cravens Park in Arlington, so you can brag to your friends that you walked to “Arlington and back” every time you visit. (By the way, there are more trails to explore when you get to Cravens Park.)

Fish Creek Trail

The Trails at Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake

The Trails At Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake

3401Ragland Road

Recommended for: Experienced walkers, romantic walks, nature walks, sunrise walks.

An excellent destination for more experienced walkers and lovers of nature, the trails at Loyd Park feature natural surfaces, lakeside views and plenty of variety. Arrive early and you’ll get to watch the sun rise over the lake! This is a trail system that gets you out of the urban environment and into savannah and woodland forest, so put on your hiking boots or sturdy shoes and get ready to get wild!(Note that there is a $10 park admission fee per vehicle.)

The Trails at West Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake

The Trails At West Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake

Lynn Creek Parkway near Lake Ridge Parkway

Recommended for: Experienced walkers, romantic walks, nature walks, sunrise walks.

This destination features a pair of one- mile looped natural surface trails located just west of the intersection of Lake Ridge Parkway and Lynn Creek Parkway. The first trail, accessible through a small parking lot on the north side of Lynn Creek Parkway, is a natural surface trail that meanders through woodland and prairie, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  The second trail, located north of the first, is bursting with wildflowers from May through July and fall color in October and November.

Couple Walking on Bridge

South Grand Prairie High School

South Grand Prairie High School

301 W. Warrior Trail

Recommended for: Beginning walkers, "lap" walkers.

Although less scenic a choice than some of Grand Prairie’s other walking trails, the track at South Grand Prairie High School is a good option for beginning walkers, walkers who are recovering from injuries, and anyone who enjoys the sense of accomplishment that comes from racking up lots of laps. It’s also a smart choice if you like to walk-and-talk with your exercise partner without the distraction of watching for traffic, turns, and trail changes.


Grand Prairie Premium Outlets

Grand Prairie Premium Outlets

2950 I-20 Frontage Road

Recommended for: Beginning or slower walkers, indoor walkers, people watchers.

Not only does this shopper’s paradise provide opportunities for both outdoor and indoor walking, the Grand Prairie Premium Outlets also offer the chance to complete your shopping errands AND check exercise off the to-do list in one trip.


Mountain Creek Park

Mountain Creek Park

Lakeview Drive at Hardy Road

Recommended for: Walkers who love a great view.

You just might fall in love with scenic Mountain Creek Park, which is popular with visitors for its beautiful lakeside views and a unique “wilderness in the city” atmosphere. Bring the family along and play a game of hoops on the park’s lakeside basketball court, or rustle up some barbecue at the park’s pavilion afterwards. Trail opportunities include one and half-miles of paved trail and nearly two miles of semi-improved trails that take you right up to the lake’s edge.

Neighborhood Strolls

Neighborhood Strolls

Recommended for: Beginning walkers, people who enjoy looking at houses/house hunters, walkers who prefer sidewalk strolls.

If you’re in the market for a new house or you just enjoy a walk with a homey atmosphere, consider taking a stroll around one of Grand Prairie’s neighborhoods:

Westchester: Well-kept lawns and pretty flowers and trees make ambling in the Westchester neighborhood extra pleasant—and the community’s central location between Interstate 20 and Joe Pool Lake makes it easy to book another activity before or after your walk.

Pioneer Ridge: Situated off Baja Drive near Mountain Creek, Pioneer Ridge is a great choice for getting an up close-and-personal feel for one of Grand Prairie’s most affordable neighborhoods, plus you can easily veer off the neighborhood streets to check out the trails at Mountain Creek, Sycamore or Bradshaw Parks.

Nottingham: Located in north Grand Prairie off Carrier Parkway, Nottingham is a good place to stroll if you enjoy older home architecture and lots of trees.

Grand Peninsula: Located off the shores of Joe Pool Lake near England Parkway, Grand Peninsula is a perfect walking destination for anyone who enjoys waterside views, contemporary master-planned home architecture, and the occasional glimpses of greenbelt wildlife.

Man walking dog through neighborhood

Downtown Grand Prairie

Downtown Grand Prairie

Recommended for: Slower-paced walkers, walkers who like to take in the sights, and history buffs.

Who says you can’t learn and exercise at the same time? Head downtown for an intriguing self-guided historical walking tour(PDF, 2MB) —and after you’ve learned more about the city you call home, you can enjoy lunch, dinner, or coffee at a Downtown Grand Prairie watering hole.

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