Category: News

The Pool Is Closed Today

The pool is closed today for maintenance, following the large amount of people who used it on Saturday. The water is cloudy, it needs to be treated with chemicals and vacuumed several times. No one can swim in it until it is properly maintained. The BBQ grill area was also left in disarray and must be cleaned up; I think we will start charging a clean up fee/deposit for those who want to use it, so we can pay someone to clean up after them if they fail to cleanup after themselves.

Plus, after being open about 2 weeks, we are having problems with our residents and guests not listening to and disrespecting the pool monitors, starting fights, and generally disturbing everyone that lives in the general area of the pool. People having fun is totally  acceptable; people yelling and swearing at each other, trying to start fights and other total nonsense will not be tolerated.

Any homeowner, renter, their families or guests who cause a disturbance will be asked to leave the pool. Anyone causing two such disturbances will be banned from the pool until opening day next year.



Grand Prairie Pipeline Direct Newsletter

Lynn Creek & Loyd Parks Remain Closed Due to Flooding
We are all glad the rain has stopped, but the ducks don’t mind a little extra room to swim!
Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake  remains closed.
Portions of Loyd Park will be open beginning June 5 for RVs and tent campers.  For information and reservations,call 972-237-4120.  Online reservations will not be available at this time.
 Britton Park remains closed.

$25 Adoptions at Animal Shelter
 If you lost your pet in the recent storms, please check Prairie Paws Animal Shelter.  The shelter is full.
$25 animal adoptions are available until June 6.
Prairie Paws Animal Adoption Center
2222 W. Warrior Tr.
Grand Prairie, TX  75052

Farmers Market Crawfish Boil June 6
Visit the Grand Prairie Farmers Market for a Crawfish Boil on Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Market Square, 120 W. Main St.  In addition to crawfish, enjoy a beer garden, live music, gift market, arts and crafts and games.  Tasty authentic crawfish will be prepared by Dustin Clement’s Heads or Tails Cajun Crawfish for $10 per pound (while supply lasts) and will be accompanied by potatoes and corn.The Grand Prairie Farmers Market is open Saturdays 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Market Square, 120 W. Main St.

More info.

Summer Reading Club

Join the Summer Reading Club at all Grand Prairie libraries!  Come to the library and pick up your reading log.  Kids earn coupons as they read.  Teens and adults earn entries into prize drawings. 

Children’s performances are on Mondays at the following times:

  • Warmack Library, 760 Bardin Rd. – 1 p.m.
  • Shotwell Library, 2750 Graham St. – 3 p.m.
  • Main Library, 901 Conover Dr. – 6 p.m.

June 8: Percussionist Mark Shelton

June 15: Ronald McDonald

June 22: The Que Pastas Band

June 29: Tea Party Time!

For more information, call 972-237-5700 or click here.

Juneteenth Celebration
Friday, June 19, 7-11 p.m. Tyre Park, 2327 Tyre St.Free live music, fried fish, cold drinks

 Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Freedom March Parade
Parade will start lining up near the Liberty Bell
317 College St. to Tyre Park, 2327 Tyre St.
A variety of entertainment, vendors, free food, drinks and more.

Great Shows Coming to Uptown
Friday, June 12-Sunday, June 14
Friday, June 19-Sunday, June 21
Shrek the Musical
Presented by the Grand Prairie Arts Council
Motown Tribute
Featuring star lead singers from “The Drifters,” Ramon Noble; Lynna Davis from “Diana Ross’ Supremes;” star lead singer Wendell Noble from the “Cornell Gunther Coasters;” and Star lead singer Myles Savage from “The Platters.”
Friday, June 26, 8 p.m.
Wade Hayes: “Unplugged & Acoustic”
Saturday, July 25, 8 p.m.
For more information, call 972-237-8786 or visit

Make it and Take it Rain Barrel Class
Saturday, June 20
10 a.m.-noon
Public Works Training Center, 317 N. Belt Line RoadPre-registration required and space is limited.

$40 for residents and $50 for non-residents.

To register, call 972-237-8377


City Releases ‘My GPTX’ Mobile App for Residents
Grand Prairie residents can download the latest version of the My GPTX mobile app __ a convenient tool for keeping in touch with your city __ from iTunes for iPhone/iPad  or Google Play for Android.The app allows users to report issues to city staff (such as code violations, potholes, street light outages, etc.), track service requests, access the city’s phone and email directory, look up council district, trash and recycling days, nearest library and more.

My GPTX (formerly named Snap and Send) is free to download and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices.  Learn more at

City Events at the Click of a Button
Don’t miss a great Grand Prairie happening!  Visit the City of Grand Prairie’s online calendar to view all current and upcoming events.

Pipeline Monthly Newsletter
The Pipeline water bill newsletter mails out monthly to residents who receive paper water bills.  The newsletter is filled with city news and events.  To view the Pipeline water bill newsletter online go to:


April 2 Announcements

  • We will havean Oncor representative here in the Office around 10 AM. If anyone is interested in Energy Efficiency, you are welcome to talk to this representative.
    • Oncor is committed to helping Texans become more energy efficient. As part of that commitment, Oncor operates some of the leading energy efficiency programs in the state and offers a variety of incentive programs for homes, businesses, government, schools and nonprofits. You can reduce your energy usage by implementing energy efficiency tips recommended through these programs.

      Visit to learn more about our energy efficiency incentive and educational programs.

  • There have been several auto burglaries on West Townhouse. The Police have been called and asked that residents secure their vehicles and report any suspicious activity to the Police.

Recent Vandalism on the West Side

We have had a report of vandalism on the West side of the property, where a homeowner’s vehicle has been targeted a few times.  We have contacted the Grand Prairie Police and have requested periodic patrols throughout both sides of the subdivision. The main problem we have is that we cannot control who does or does not drive through the property; while our subdivision is Private Property and is fully marked as such, it is often used for a shortcut or for people to park off of the beaten path to do whatever it is that they do.

Short of adding our own paid Security patrol, something that could result in a dues increase or a special assessment, all we can do at the moment is ask all of our homeowners to report suspicious activity to the Police. This would include loitering, frequent short-term visitors to the same property and other obviously dubious activities.

This is our home and we all need to get involved.


Unsupervised Children

I was told today that two boys, maybe 10 or 11 years old, were trying to pry off the cover of a phone junction box on the side of a building located on E Mountain Creek Drive. Why they wanted to do this is known only to themselves. An adult stopped them or no telling what damages they could do.

Let’s keep an eye on the area to help prevent vandalism by anyone, including kids.


Grand Prairie Free Electronics Recycling Day, Nov. 15th

The city will be hosting the next electronics recycling event for residents and small businesses on Saturday, November 15, 2014, to celebrate America Recycles Day. The event will be at the Development Center, 206 West Church St. Grand Prairie, TX 75050 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Items accepted are:

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • VCRs
  • DVD players
  • TVs

Items that cannot be accepted are:

  • Any hazardous materials, liquids, broken monitor tubes, yard equipment, air conditioners, or refrigerators.

Armed Robbery on East Mountain Creek Drive

CORRECTION:  wrong side on my initial posting. This happened on the East side, not the West…

We are just hearing about an incident that happened last week within our community in which someone was robbed at gunpoint as they arrived home and exited their vehicle.  Items were taken and no one is reported injured.  This is on top of the recent burglaries that happened in previous weeks, after which we contacted the GP Police and requested them to beef up patrols in our area.

Please be mindful of your surroundings and report any suspicious behavior to the GP Police immediately.