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 189,430 residents call Grand Prairie home, and we’re still growing. Grand Prairie is the 15th largest city in Texas and the 125th largest city in the United States, but we still have small town values.
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.?
1st Best Place to Retire in U.S.
2nd Happiest City in Texas
5th Best for First-Time Homebuyers in Texas
7th Safest Large City in Texas
10th Happiest City in the U.S.
Top 50 in U.S. Best Place to Raise a Family
Reopen an expanded and renovated Warmack Library, Prairie Paws Animal Shelter and Charley Taylor Recreation Centerl
Open phase I of PlayGrand Adventures all accessible playgroundl
Open Palace Parkway extension from Belt Line Road east to Interstate 30l
Implement a facial recognition software program for police to more effectively identify wanted personsl
Begin construction of a new City Hall, linking existing City Hall to Development Center
Welcome more than 50 new restaurants and retail stores along SH 161, including: Courtyard by Marriott, Ross, Michaels, Ulta, Burlington, Conn’s, Petco, Burkes, HomeGoods, Chick-fil-a, Starbucks, Panda Express, Chipotle, El Pollo Loco, Smoothie King, Jimmie John’s, Jason’s Deli, Olive Garden
Open FireHouse Gastro Park restaurant in historic Fire Station #1
Finalize plans for hotel/retail/restaurant center in EpicCentral Parkl
Launch Building Blocks program to offer grants to residents for exterior home improvementsl
Replace Fire Station #4 (open early 2020); enlarge and remodel Fire Station #6 (open spring 2019) and replace an engine, three ambulances and fire boatl
Opened Epic Waters Indoor Water Park
Opened The Epic Arts, Fitness and Entertainment Center
Began construction of I-20 frontage roads from SH 161 to Belt Line Road
Began construction of I-30 frontage roads from SH 161 to MacArthur Blvd.
Began adding another north and south lane to SH 360 from I-20 to I-30
Opened an expanded and remodeled Shotwell Library
Opened an extension of SH 360 south to US 287
Widened MacArthur Boulevard from I-30 to Hunter-Ferrell
Launched city’s first Big Event, a city-wide volunteer day, with 1,000 volunteers tackling 100 service projects around city
Introduced H2Know, an Automatic Water Meter Reading System, making water use and account information available to water customers in real time from their computer or smart device
Created an online electronic arraignment system that allows Court, Legal and Police to review all of the arraignment documents for individuals in city jail on the computer and then arraign via video without actually having
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 fill out your grand story, here.
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!
We have attractions that draw almost 10 million visitors a year to:
AirHogs Minor League Baseball Team
Stadium features a Wide World of Parks Kids Zone, restaurant/sports bar, cigar bar and swimming pool.
Epic Waters Indoor Water Park
Showcasing 80,000 square feet of year-round water fun referred to as a “cruise ship on land”.
Firehouse Gastro Park
Retired Fire Station No. 1 was restored into a unique restaurant and bar in Downtown Grand Prairie.
Joe Pool Lake
Enjoy a wide variety of campsites, full-service marina, group picnic sites, beaches, volleyball, playgrounds and Lakeside Bar!
Lone Star Park
A Class I horse racetrack home to the multi-million dollar simulcast racebook, sports bar and event venue, Bar & Book.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Showcases eye-popping galleries displaying the most beautiful, bizarre and fascinating oddities from around the world.
Shopping in Grand Prairie
Featuring a wide range of shopping options including IKEA, Living Spaces and the Premium Outlet Mall
Recreation center showcasing fitness, game room, pool, kids splash area, culinary, recording studio, a theater and more!
The Summit Active Adult Center
State-of-the-art fitness training, indoor infinity edge pool with lap lanes and exercise vortex, theater, game room and sauna.
The Theatre at Grand Prairie
Designed to accommodate a wide range of stage productions, including pop, rock, country, comedy, magic and more!
Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie
Fully-restored 1950s performing arts center hosting national touring stage shows & concerts.
10-acre, all-accessible playground is an exciting opportunity to provide a safe and fun playground experience for all ages and abilities. To open late 2019