History Of Grand Prairie

15th largest city in Texas, top 150 in the country

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The city of Grand Prairie, Texas offers relaxation, family fun friendly neighbors and a great place to live and do business. With the poulati0n of around 190,682. Families have lived here for generations and love newcomers in the area. Grand Prairie has a hometown atmosphere.

Central Location
Grand Prairie, Texas, is centrally located in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area. The community stretches 26 miles long by about eight miles at its widest point. The city covers about 81 square miles (100 square miles including extraterritorial jurisdiction) and has an estimated population of 190,682.

Near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Interstate highways
The city’s northern border lies 5 to 10 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The eastern boundary is 12 miles west of downtown Dallas and the western 15 miles east of Fort Worth. Passing east and west through Grand Prairie and linking the city with major markets are Interstate 30, a strong entertainment and business corridor, and Interstate 20, developing as a significant retail and corporate location.

Grand Prairie has a main public library, 901 Conover Drive, as well as two branch libraries, Betty Warmack Branch on 760 Bardin Road and Tony Shotwell Branch inside Tony Shotwell Life Center at 2750 Graham St.

One of the newest lakes in Texas, Joe Pool Lake, is set among the rolling hills of south Grand Prairie. Fishing, boating, swimming and skiing are popular here. The lake’s Lynn Creek Park features boat ramps, picnic sites, beaches, volleyball, a playground, restrooms and loads of natural beauty. The lake parks offer visitors a grand experience – clean beaches, shaded trails and ideal camping. And now you can camp in style at Loyd Park in a fully stocked camping cabin. Loyd Park offers cabins, wooded camp sites, trails, showers and restrooms. On the north shore, just off Lake Ridge Parkway, Lynn Creek Marina features boat slips, rentals, boat ramps and fishing supplies for the angler. Adjacent to the marina, the Oasis – a floating restaurant – overlooks the waters of the lake and serves up delicious fare and beverages.

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Entertainment!

Fun things to do!

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This is an epic waterpark. Its surrounded by beautiful homes and neighborhoods. The first of its kind in the Dallas Ft Worth area. Its a year round waterpark that is  80,000 square feet. The park offers nine waterslides and a wave pool outdoors.

Just walking distance from The Epic, Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark is an incredible 80,000 square foot indoor/outdoor, open year-round waterpark with a beautiful curved, retractable roof. Referred to as a “cruise ship on land,’ there will be something for every member of your family. Eleven waterslides are featured on the waterpark’s slide tower, and three of these slides are ‘first of their kind’ within the waterpark industry.

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Shopping and Eats

Outlet mall and food!

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