The city of Grand Prairie offers affordable resources, facilities, services and programs that encourage healthy lifestyles.
Grand Prairie Farmers Market
Open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April-December, the Grand Prairie Farmers Market features locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants, tamales, breads, salsas, dips, relishes, soy candles, eggs, soaps, honey, chips, cookies and more.
120 W. Main St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050 [Google Map]
Grand Prairie libraries offer many books with wellness information and recipes for the whole family along with online databases and downloadable eAudiobooks and music (to listen while you work out!). Library cards are free.
Here are just a few of the books the Grand Prairie Libraries offers on diabetes:
Stay Fit for Life: More than 60 Exercises to Restore Your Strength and Future-Proof Your Body
Become a Fit Senior: Strength and Endurance Training for Older Adults
Exercises for Better Balance: The Stand Strong Workout for Fall Prevention and Longevity
Get Fit While You Sit: Easy Workouts from Your Chair
Betty Warmack Branch Library
760 Bardin Road
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Tony Shotwell Branch Library
2750 Graham St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(inside the Tony Shotwell Life Center)
Parks and Trails
Grand Prairie has 52 parks and miles and miles of trails. Find one that's closest to you:
- Grand Prairie Parks (check the Parks, Arts & Recreation Department website for more information)
- Grand Prairie Trails
- Walnut Creek Paddling Trail - Canoes, kayaks, paddles and life vests are available for rent at Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake. Call 972-237-4120.
Lake Parks Activities: Boating, basketball, baseball, fishing, picnics, soccer, football, swimming, tennis, walking, hiking, biking.
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.
2750 Graham St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050 [Google Map]
Tony Shotwell Recreation Center Web Page
Charley Taylor Recreation Center
Recreation center with low membership fees, weight room, pre-K sports leagues, classes, gym, and more.
601 E. Grand Prairie Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 [Google Map]
Charley Taylor Recreation Center Web Page
Kirby Creek Natatorium (Indoor Pool)
Check out Grand Prairie's heated indoor pool open year round.
Several outdoor pools are open during the summer.
Splash Factory Outdoor Water Playground
601 E. Grand Prairie Rd.
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.