• Central Park
  • Central Park
  • Central Park
  • Central Park
  • Central Park
  • Central Park
  • Central Park
  • Central Park
  • Central Park
  • Central Park

Central Park

Central Park, also known as Epic Central, is a landmark destination in the Grand Prairie community. This 180-acre site features a 36-acre lake system as a scenic amenity that address regional flooding issues while collecting and cleansing the storm water runoff from surrounding suburban neighborhoods. A new state-of-the-art Public Safety Facility and The Summit Active Adult Center anchor the park.

 

Notable amenities within the park include the Grand Lawn and amphitheater with changing area and concession, greenhouse and community garden at The Summit, model boat area and pavilions, boardwalk, pedestrian bridges and lookouts over the lake as well as public art installations. Active and passive recreational opportunities consist of open field play, fishing, picnicking, paddle boat and kayak rental, and performance or festival events at the Grand Lawn and amphitheater. Other opportunities in conjunction with The Summit include bocce courts, horseshoes, washer pits, and an outdoor grill and lounge area, in addition to the numerous programmed activities within. Circulation throughout the park is accomplished via the Esplanade Road and a pedestrian trail ranging from 20 feet wide at the boardwalk down to 8 feet wide in other areas in the park, that ultimately links up to the city’s regional trail system.

Awards

Texas Recreation and Park Society – North Region
2013 Committee’s Choice Award

U.S. Green Building Council
2012 LEED Gold Certification – The Summit

U.S. Green Building Council
2012 LEED Silver Certification –  Public Safety Building

Texas Recreation and Park Society
2011 Planning Excellence Award

Topping Out
2011 Top Ten Award

Location

Grand Prairie, Texas

Category
Parks & Recreation