a view of Joe Pool Lake

Loyd Park
Grand Prairie, Texas

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Visiting Loyd Park


Loyd Park is located on the northwestern shore of Joe Pool Lake. The park offers visitors an opportunity to pursue a wide range of outdoor pursuits. These webpages about the park are designed to provide you with the information you need to plan your next visit. This page contains an overview of many of the park's amenities. There are also pages where you can find out about camping, rental cabins, the boat launch, or get driving directions to the park. Navigation links on the left side of the page provide links to these other pages and there are also links found throughout the text below.

 

 

 

 

entry sign for Loyd Park

Entering Loyd Park


There is a $10 per car entry fee ($15 on holidays and holiday weekends), with a maximum of 6 people per vehicle. There is a $10 fee for the use of boat launch. You can also purchase a yearly pass for $125. Loyd Park is open 24 hours a day.

 

the swimming beach at Loyd Park

Swimming at Loyd Park

The swimming beach is a grassy field that extends to the shoreline of Joe Pool Lake. This area also boasts a few picnic tables and a volleyball court. There is no lifeguard present, there are no glass bottles allowed, and you cannot bring any pets to this area. The park's main parking lot, a bathroom with a changing room, a concession stand, and a playground are all found adjacent to the swimming beach.

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a picnic table and barbeque grill

Loyd Park Picnics and Barbeques

There are many covered picnic tables in various areas of the park; at each campsite, around the beach and playground, and in a few other areas. Most of the tables are on a concrete pad and have a barbeque grill located just off one edge of the concrete.

Group picnic facilities

Loyd Park has two group pavilions. Pavilion "H" has seating for 80 people, a baseball field, parking for ~ 40 vehicles, and a restroom facility. Pavilion "I" also has seating for ~ a group picnic site in Loyd Park80 people. The beach, and its facilities (restroom, changing room, concession stand, playground, volleyball court, and its parking area), are also close at hand. The pavilions rent for $50.00 per day from Mon-Thu, $150.00 per day from Fri-Sun and $175 on holidays and holiday weekends. The $10.00 per vehicle entrance fee (up to 6 people per vehicle) still applies to everyone who enters the park to enjoy the use of a rented group pavilion. Reservations may be made through the City of Grand Prairie at Joe Pool Lake by phone 972-237-4120.

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a trailhead in Loyd Park

Loyd Park Trails

Loyd Park has six miles of multi-use trails. The main trail, Walnut Creek, can be used for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The trails are relatively easy. If you are in the park and want to go for a walk they're great. You can also check out the Joe Pool Lake Hiking page to learn more about other trails around the lakes. Cedar Hill State Park Trails, in particular, are quite nice. Dogs are allowed on the trails in Loyd park provided they are on a leash.

 

Loyd Park children's playground

Places to Play in Loyd Park

If you have children, there is a small playground at Loyd Park where you can take them to play. It is located near the main entrance of the park and is close to the swimming area. If you enjoy a game of volleyball there is a court at the beach. The group pavilion area "H" has its own ball field. It does not have a dirt infield but there is a backstop and some bleachers for the fans.

 

Loyd Park Contact Information

ranger station sign

This site is not affiliated with Loyd Park or the City of Grand Prairie. You can contact park management at 972-237-4120. They also have a website.

Loyd Park is located off of Ragland Road, east of SH 360, in Grand Prairie, Texas.

If you were looking for Lloyd Park you have probably found the right park. Many folks mistakenly assume the Loyd in the park name is spelled Lloyd .

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