For a number of years, Grand Prairie, TX, has been putting on a fantastic fireworks display from July 4 at Joe Pool Lake. The tradition is enjoyed by many people, judged by the amount it attracts year after year. There are a number of things you can plan to do to make the experience of watching the fireworks a memorable and relaxing experience.
Lynn Creek Park is the designated park to view the fireworks show. The pyrotechnics are shot by the park's shoreline. The best option for finding a nice place is to arrive early. Bring a picnic and some chairs and / or a blanket. When you arrive, you may require a picnic table, but if not stick out somewhere to put your chairs. Since it's a special event, Grand Prairie charges a little more for entry to enter the park that day. That's $ 15 per vehicle. This can include 6 people. If there are more, each additional person costs $ 2 more.
Camping at other parks
There is no camping in Lynn Creek Park, but it is in Cedar Hill State Park and Loyd Park. You can camp and watch the fireworks from these other places. The crowds won't be as big and you don't have to go any way when they're over. You don't quite get the great view you will get from Lynn Creek Park. But if you do not want to sit in traffic when the fireworks are over, this may be a good option for you. Just make sure you make camping bookings well in advance of the fourth.
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Cedar Hill State Park is generally hosting an Independence celebration in the park. The events they have may include music, readings and storytelling. Their July 4th celebration aims to be a family-friendly event, so it's a great place to bring the kids.
All three of the Joe Pool Lake parks have many great amenities and things to do. You can walk, cycle, swim, fish and enjoy water sports (boating, jet skiing and kayaking). There are also many natural or semi-natural areas that host a large variety of plants and animals. The lake parks are visited by many bird watchers since there are very few of the special shoreline habitats you can find here.
One need not be aware of it. Alcohol is not allowed in the state park, and Lynn Creek Park does not allow glass containers. Be careful, be considerate, and make sure you have a designated driver if you plan to have a few drinks as part of your Fourth of July celebration. Enjoy Joe Pool Lake!