Epic Central

An Epic Destination

EpicCentral, DFW’s newest entertainment district, offers something for everyone, whether you seek family-friendly activities or heart-pounding adventures. Spread across 172 acres, it boasts adventure parks, waterfront dining, events, live concerts, inviting playgrounds, scenic paths, green spaces, hotels, an expansive events & convention center, and a mesmerizing Vegas-style water and light show.

Centrally located in Grand Prairie off State Highway 161 just north of Interstate 20, EpicCentral is easy to find but hard to leave.


Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark is a large indoor water park with retractable roof, which includes an arcade, party rooms and fun for all ages. Epic Waters features rides that have never been featured in the southwest, including Texas' first double Flow Rider Surfing Machine.

Kids on water slide at Epic Waters

The Epic

The Epic, a 120,000-square-foot fitness, arts, and entertainment facility, featuring multi-purpose courts with built-in seating, a grand atrium with high-tech library, theater, recording studio, large fitness center, second floor track and unique adventure track, artist studio, culinary arts room, performing arts theater, youth game room, indoor lap and resistance pool, an outdoor amphitheater, and more located southwest of the city's Public Safety Building.

Three people are running on the track at the Epic while three people are doing a workout nearby

Bolder Adventure Park

Bolder Indoor Adventure Park: indoor family entertainment facility which will provide adventure-based attractions in a 66,000-square-foot pneumatic dome structure with ceiling heights of approximately 75 feet. Guests will be offered a truly unique opportunity to experience rock climbing, zip lines, via ferrata, ropes courses, tubing slides, synthetic ice skating, adventure nets and more.

Bolder Adventure Park

Chicken N Pickle

Chicken N Pickle is a unique, indoor/outdoor entertainment complex including a casual, chef-driven restaurant and sports bar that boasts pickleball courts and indoor/outdoor games for all ages. Its mission is to provide an atmosphere that fosters fun, friendship, and community. A key tenet of Chicken N Pickle is demonstrated through the Our Hearts Are Local program, which focuses on creating philanthropic partnerships to strengthen our neighborhoods and beyond. Hundreds of charitable events are held annually and proceeds are donated back to the communities we serve. Good Food. Good Friends. Great Fun.

Several people outside at Chicken n Pickle. Some are playing, while some are sitting and talking

PlayGrand Adventures

PlayGrand Adventures, provides a safe and fun playground experience of ‘EPIC’ proportions for all ages and abilities. The playground includes adventure areas which are designed to stimulate, challenge, and encourage development of several skill sets while providing social interaction, sense of discovery, creativity, and exercise.

The playground is part of a much larger overall park project which includes The Epic, a state-of-the-art recreation center, Epic Waters indoor/outdoor water park, trail systems, The Summit 50+ Club, and amphitheater at EpicCentral in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Two kids are playing at PlayGrand Adventures

Vegas-style Water & Light Show Illuvia



The first show of its kind in North America, Illuvia will delight your senses. Come feel the cool mist touch your face as phantasmagorical fountains leap 60 feet in the air. Witness shimmering images appearing like magic across sheets of illuminated rain. Bop your head to the synchronized beat underscoring the whole playful, fluid affair. Illuvia is so mesmerizing you’ll want to pinch yourself. No, you’re not dreaming. You’re just having the time of your life here in Grand Prairie.


Viewed nightly, with each performance approximately 15 minutes long.

The full water, lights, music, and video projection experience runs at 8:30 PM, 9:30 PM, and 10:30 PM. 

Daytime fountains run between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM and return at 5:00 PM.



Free parking is located at multiple points throughout EpicCentral:

The elevated parking garage and main lots for Illuvia and the waterfront restaurants are located at 2961 S. Hwy 161.

Additional/overflow parking is available at The Epic and Epic Waters main parking lots at 2960 Epic Place.

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The Summit

The Summit, a 60,000-square-foot facility specifically for active adults ages 50 and older, features state-of-the-art fitness areas, gym, indoor infinity edge pool with lap lanes and exercise vortex, theater, locker rooms with sauna and more.

Outside view of the Summit from across the water

EpicCentral Hotels & Grand Prairie Events & Convention Center

Hilton Garden Inn

Featuring 129 luxury rooms, executive lounge, restaurant, outdoor pool, fitness room, and business services. Known for offering glowing service and unexpected amenities that bring out the best in you.

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Homewood Suites 

Featuring 147 studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom suites with full kitchens. The array of complimentary amenities, including free hot breakfast, will inspire you to make the most of each day.

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Grand Prairie Events & Convention Center - 15,000 sq/ft
This events & convention center spans over 10,000 square feet of premier venue space, creating the perfect blank canvas for your next show-stopping event. Set the scene for your next conference, trade show, exposition, or social gathering in a state-of-the-art space situated in Grand Prairie’s most epic entertainment hub.



Concept design of Epic Central dual brand hotel

EpicCentral Restaurants


Loop 9 BBQ 
Loop 9 tempts guests with truly great barbecue brisket that melts in your mouth along with traditional Texas barbecue offerings.

The Finch 
The Finch will be an approachable neighborhood restaurant and bar, suitable for all of life’s gatherings. Its artisanal menu offers a variety of unique delicacies for all palates.

Vidorra offers bold and exciting Mexican flavors, along with a large tequila selection, unique cocktail program, and lively social experience.

Opening Soon

The Dippy Egg – Summer 2024
The Dippy Egg is a brunch style concept that will be open everyday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Serious Eats – Spring 2024
Food Hall will offer guests three unique dining experiences: Serious Pizza, Serious Sliders, and Serious Shakes. It will also feature an outdoor stage for various performances.


Aerial view of the entrance and beyond at Chicken n Pickle



EpicCentral Development Map


Current Attractions

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2961 State Hwy 161, Grand Prairie 75052  View Map

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