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Published on May 24, 2024
Grand Prairie Partially Reopens Lynn Creek Marina and Loyd Park Post-Flooding While Other Areas Remain ClosedSource: Google Street View

Boating and camping enthusiasts can once again set sail and pitch tents at select spots in the Grand Prairie park system, as Lynn Creek Marina along with the Loyd Park boat ramp and campgrounds have reopened to the public. Patrons of these recreational areas have been kept ashore and out of the great outdoors due to safety precautions following recent flooding.

However, the city has issued a warning that some areas remain off-limits, with high water levels forcing closures at favorite hotspots including Loyd Park, where day-use areas and the swim beach remain shuttered, and Lynn Creek Park which along with Britton Park is closed until further notice, this according to the City of Grand Prairie, Texas. "Keeping our community safe is our utmost priority and we thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time," reads the statement signaling that while progress in reopening is underway, caution remains a paramount concern.

The affected parks, popular among locals for their lush scenery and ample amenities, have been under close observation by city officials, eager to ensure safety standards are met before welcoming back nature enthusiasts in full. With summer season fast approaching, the timely reopening of some facilities brings a sigh of relief to those itching to indulge in water activities and campfire stories.

Citizens are encouraged to keep abreast of updates as they roll out; while Lynn Creek Marina and the Loyd Park boat ramp and campgrounds beckon with open gates patience is advised for those awaiting the all-clear on the remaining facilities, the city has not provided a specific timeline on when operations will resume to normal, but firmly reinforces that public safety is the driving force behind all decisions.