a view of Joe Pool Lake

Loyd Park
Grand Prairie, Texas

Joe Pool Lake › Loyd Park

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 per car entry fee, with a maximum of 6 people per vehicle. Fees vary according to the date (weekday versus weekend, if it a holiday or special event, etc.) and if you are a resident of Grand Prairie. Annual park passes are also available for purchase. If you want to use the boat launch, there is an additional fee that you pay in addition to the entry fee required to enter the park. Please see the Grand Prairie Loyd Park website for the fee schedule. 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 has 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. You must reserve and pay a fee to use these park facilities, and you must still pay the the per vehicle entrance fee to enter the park for everyone who is using a rented group pavilion.

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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 [Please note: the horseback riding trails are currently closed due to flooding.] . The trails are relatively easy. If you are in the park and want to go for a walk their 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.


Loyd Park Contact Information

ranger station sign

This website is not affiliated with Loyd Park, park management or the City of Grand Prairie. You can find more details about fees, reservations and other information at the Grand Prairie Loyd Park 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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