Update on Events & Attractions
Regarding closures and cancellations due to COVID-19.
A Message from Visit Grand Prairie
Message on COVID-19 Impact and Preparedness
On March 13, 2020 Mayor Ron Jensen issued a proclamation declaring a local state of disaster and, operating under the Order of Dallas County regarding COVID-19. As of today; April 8, the following venues will close or have postponed events.
These venues are closed until further notice:
· Epic Waters, no pre-sale tickets
· PlayGrand Adventures
· Texas Airhogs
· The Epic
· The Uptown Theater
· Ruthe Jackson Center
· Action Park – Alliance Skate Park
· Lynn Creek Park
· Loyd Park is only open for reserved camping, no day use.
· Lone Star Park
· Theatre at Grand Prairie
· All Park events are cancelled
· Ripley’s Entertainment
· Traders Village
· Grand Prairie Historic Organization
· Grand Prairie Premium Outlets
· IKEA is closing all stores in the USA, a reopen date has not been determined.
· Living Spaces is also closed as of March 26, a reopen date has not been determined
Tangle Ridge and Prairie Lakes Golf Courses are open, but are operating under strict guidelines per county orders.
The City of Grand Prairie, Office of Emergency Management and Environmental Quality have been continuously working with County, State, and Federal entities over the last few weeks to monitor any potential cases within our City limits, as well as work with our community partners to ensure collaboration and adherence to best practices toward mitigation. We will keep everyone regularly informed as this virus has created a rapidly changing environment for us all. We want to reassure you that our City is taking the necessary precautions to mitigate against and prepare for the threat of the Coronavirus. Our city is taking a very proactive stance with planning for and responding to this pandemic and are following all protocols established by the CDC. In addition, our Police and Fire Chiefs are providing additional direction and protocol for our first responders.
The Tourist Information Center is also closed until further notice.
Please also refer to www.visitgrandprairietx.com for updates in regards to the Coronavirus as well as event information. Let’s continue to support our small businesses and restaurants during this time. Please consider ordering take-out from your favorite Grand Prairie eateries. Check out the EATS page on our website for a listing of GP Restaurants. We’ll get through this together!
Visit Grand Prairie
A Message from The City of Grand Prairie
As we continue to work with county, state and federal officials to slow the spread of COVID-19, the city of Grand Prairie adopted a local emergency ordinance March 19 effective immediately that mandates indefinitely:
• Limit size of gatherings to no more than 10 people
• Cancellation of gatherings of more than 10 people
• Restaurants may provide take out, drive through, delivery, curbside only
• No visitors to nursing homes, retirement homes, long-term care facilities, unless to provide critical assistance
• Reduction to 50% occupancy or 125, whichever is less, at retail stores (includes banks), convenience stores (includes gas stations), places of worship, malls
• Close gyms, amusement/entertainment, arcades, bowling alleys, banquet halls, skating rinks, indoor recreation, indoor theaters, hotel meeting space, ballrooms, conference centers, large cafeterias, theaters, auditoriums, stadiums, bingo, fraternal organizations, massage parlors, nightclubs, bars, event centers
• Exclusions: government buildings, critical infrastructure, residential buildings, hotels, daycares, grocery stores, manufacturing, nonprofits, medical facilities, pharmacies, big box stores, warehouse stores, office buildings, people in separate spaces in single building
• Violations shall be a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with Section 1-8 of the code of Ordinances of the City of Grand Prairie
• Visit gptx.org/covid-19 for details and complete information
These orders were not made lightly. City officials have been working diligently and daily with other city, county and state officials and have had to make difficult decisions to help mitigate the spread of this virus to protect community health and save lives.
We realize the disruption to your business and personal lives will be extremely impactful, as it is to our community, the state and the nation. We appreciate your patience as this is a rapidly evolving national health disaster. If left unchecked, the virus would quickly overtake our healthcare system, creating chaos and no chance of survival for many. COVID-19 has created an immediate threat, poses a high risk of death to a large number of people, creates a substantial risk of public exposure because it is easy to infect others and rapidly spreads, and there is community spread in Texas. It will take all of us fighting together to the greater good. If we succeed in limiting the number of new cases, then we can dedicate more resources to the most vulnerable and save lives; and get back to our new normal faster.
Grand Prairie has always been the most amazing community during a crisis. We pull together, not apart. We find ways to help each other, not fight each other. Please take care of yourselves, your families and your neighbors.
The ordinance and updates are posted at gptx.org/covid-19. Check back often for details.