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!
IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge
Prosper earned victories in the IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for showing a commitment to health and fitness.
Prosper Fishing Derby
We regret that, due to the rainy, cold weather, the Prosper Fishing Derby has been canceled. Due to construction in and around Frontier Park, and the start up of recreational sports occupying the facility, it is not possible to reschedule the event this year. The pond will still be stocked tomorrow with trout! Come to the pond on a nice day and cast away!
Prosper Annual Spring Clean-Up
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.
This annual event celebrates the onset of fall and Prosper’s small-town traditions! Families gather at Frontier Park the first Saturday in September to enjoy complementary food and fun attractions! In 2017, the picnic featured pony rides, petting zoo, DJ, laser tag, carnival rides, joust, basketball, football, game truck and several inflatables. More than 600 people enjoyed the day meeting and greeting neighbors, the Town Council and Prosper-based non-profit organizations.
Hot dogs were provided by Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church and served by members of the Town Council; and drinks were provided by Prosper United Methodist Church.
Keeping in tradition, Bethlehem Place conducted its “Hunger is No Picnic” food drive at the picnic. Residents and guests brought canned goods to place in collection bins for their favorite school, helping that school win the travelling trophy. Folsom Elementary School had the most donations. Cornerstone Assistance Network also collected new socks which will be donated to local children during their Christmas campaign.
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 Prosper Christmas Festival is the Town’s annual Christmas celebration! Typically held the second Saturday in December, the family-friendly event features numerous attractions, including shopping, food trucks, rides and entertainment. The 2017 event included a petting zoo, trackless train, inflatables, toddler rides, balloon artist, mechanical rides, rock wall, gaming truck, Santa’s Workshop and a spectacular fireworks display. The Community Stage was alive with performances by local school children, organizations and musicians. Make plans to come and enjoy this day of community fun!
The prelude to the festival is the Prosper Rotary Club and Lions Club Christmas parade. Entry fees benefit Cops for a Claus, an effort of the Prosper Police Department to help local families in need during the holiday season. For parade information, please contact The Prosper Rotary Club.