Grand Prairie is a city in Dallas, Ellis, and Tarrant counties. According to the 2010 census it is the fifteenth most populous city in the state of Texas.
Most of Grand Prairie’s student population attends schools in the Grand Prairie Independent School District. The Mansfield Independent School District serves areas of Grand Prairie in Tarrant County. Other portions of Grand Prairie reside within the Arlington, Cedar Hill, Irving, and Midlothian school districts.
Points of interest include:
- Lone Star Park, a horse racing track in North Texas.
- GPX Skate Park, which hosted the 2001 and 2002 X Games trials.
- The state-of-the-art Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, previously NextStage and Nokia Theater. Numerous concerts and other events are held here throughout the year.
- Prairie Lights, a 2-mile-long seasonal display, features more than three million lights on more than 500 lighted displays.
- Traders Village. It describes itself as the largest flea market in Texas, open on weekends from 7 A.M. until dusk. Special events are held at Traders Village on certain weekends, including a chili cookoff, auto swap-meet, etc.
- The Grand Prairie AirHogs minor league baseball team and their stadium, QuikTrip Park, were established in Grand Prairie in May 2007 and started play in May 2008.
- The historic Uptown Theatre in downtown Grand Prairie, re-opened in 2008 after a year of renovations. It is now a playhouse and venue for concerts.
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