Continuing traditions make the Town of Prosper a special community! Several community initiatives and events are hosted in Prosper throughout the year. Check back periodically to see what’s new!
Since the days of neighbor helping neighbor with the harvest, Prosper families have gathered in September for the Community Picnic. The picnic continues today as a time for all generations to remember Prosper’s roots and enjoy the ‘small town’ feel for which Prosper is known.
In 2016, the Community Picnic featured food and fun for all ages! Activities included jousting, rock wall, inflatables, DJ, Kona Ice, laser tag, and cannonball blaster.
A special component of the picnic is service from the members of the Town Council. A fun way to get to know new residents and greet friends, Council members serve hot dogs provided by Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church; drinks provided by Prosper United Methodist Church; and pie, courtesy of the Prosper Ladies Association.
The Community Picnic typically sets the stage for one or more charity initiatives. Most recently, Bethlehem Place (the community’s only food pantry) conducted its “Hunger is No Picnic” school competition and Cornerstone Assistance Network held a Christmas Drive during the event.
For “Hunger is No Picnic,” Prosper ISD children and parents typically compete to become the school bringing in the most donations for the food pantry. At the close of the 2016 picnic, 342 pounds of food had been collected! Folsom won the competition, bringing in 190 pounds of food items, to earn the school the traveling trophy. Cockrell, Rucker, Baker, Hughes, Rogers, Reynolds, Windsong and Light Farms also participated.
Cornerstone collected 55 pair of socks as donations toward their 2016 Christmas Drive.
Frontier Park is beautiful and spacious. Residents are always encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets and come out and enjoy this very special, traditional Prosper event.
National Night Out
Along with traditional displays of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, Town of Prosper neighborhoods have participated in a variety of events over the years that have included block parties, cook outs, visits from local police, fire department and Town officials, contests, and youth programs. Participating in National Night Out is an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program that promotes neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our efforts to maintain a safe community.
Prosper Christmas Festival
The 2017 Prosper Christmas Festival in the Park is scheduled for Saturday, December 2, from 3-6pm at Frontier Park. Vendor registration will open with a Christmas in July campaign. Check www.ProsperParksandRec.org, and the Town of Prosper Parks and Recreation Facebook page details.
Prosper Community Health & Wellness Fair
In January 2017, the Town of Prosper partnered with PISD to host a one-day Health & Wellness Fair at Prosper High School for the entire Prosper community. More than 60 vendors were on hand to provide information and answer questions about health and wellness. This was a sanctioned event of the IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge.
Prosper’s annual Fishing Derby is held in February at the pond at Frontier Park. Prizes in numerous categories are awarded to boys and girls at the culmination of the event.
Fish are provided by the Town of Prosper and the pond is stocked in advance by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, with mostly rainbow trout. The Derby is a catch-and-keep event for trout only, with a limit of 10 fish per person. Officials encourage catch-and-release for other species.
The Fishing Derby is a wonderful family event for the entire community. Plan to come to Frontier Park and join the fun!
Prosper Annual Spring Clean Day
The annual spring clean-up event, hosted by the Town and Progressive Waste Solutions, Inc., is an opportunity for residents bring in items for disposal and recycling, such as e-waste (electronics, TVs, computers, monitors, etc), cardboard, paper to shred, metal, tree and yard waste, and miscellaneous bulk items. Free of charge to all residents.