The Epic Playgrand Adventures

Grand Prairie, Texas

Award of Merit

OWNER: City of Grand Prairie


GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Halff Associates Inc.

SUBCONTRACTORS: AALC; Cambridge Fence Services; Comet Signs; New Earthlok; ForeverLawn West Texas; GreyHawk Services; Johnston Products of Dallas; Kompan; Maverick Utility Construction; Dave Riddle Electric Co.; RPMx Construction; Site Source; Sizelove Construction Co.; Sunbelt Waterproofing and Restoration; Shade Structures; Whirlix Design

Located on eight acres, this colorful playground offers areas for climbing, swinging and spinning as well as spaces for more tranquil endeavors. 

The $6.6-million project includes a stone amphitheater, artificial turf, shade structures above the equipment, canopies, retaining walls, masonry walls and columns, and exterior site lighting.

Epic Playgrand

Photo by Wade Griffith

Establishing correct grades for the drainage system under the surfacing and artificial turf was a challenge. Another was sequencing playground equipment installation with the installer and concrete contractor. 

The Epic was completed in October 2020 and greeted with great community response. After being closed temporarily because of the pandemic, the facility has since reopened.