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!
2018 Prosper Community Picnic
The Community Picnic is an annual Prosper tradition! The 2018 event is scheduled for Saturday, September 8, from 4-7pm at Frontier Park. Residents are invited to bring their families to the park to celebrate Prosper’s rich history of gathering after the fall harvest and also to celebrate small town spirit!
Come join your community for complementary food and fun attractions, including a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatable games, slides, obstacle course, toddler bounce and face painting.
The Community Picnic is also a day when Prosper’s non-profit organizations are spotlighted. Prosper-based, Prosper-focused non-profit organizations are invited to set up a table at the picnic as a way to introduce themselves! Booth space is limited, on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline for application is August 31.
Bethlehem Place will conduct its “Hunger is No Picnic” food drive, an annual school competition. The school that collects the most canned goods wins the travelling trophy! Folsom Elementary School took home the trophy in 2017.
Keeping in tradition, Town Council members will meet and greet residents; Lighthouse Christian Fellowship will provide and grill hot dogs; Prosper United Methodist Church will provide and serve drinks; and members of the Parks and Recreation Board will serve dessert.
For questions, please contact Patty at 972-569-1068 or email email@example.com.
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 most popular event of the year, featuring holiday festivities, food and fun for all! The 2018 event is scheduled for Saturday, December 1, from 2-6pm.
This 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.
Sponsors are the heart of the Prosper Christmas Festival, making the event possible. Sponsorships are currently being solicited. The application deadline is September 15, 2018, with payment due by October 15. Please complete and submit the following application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!
Crafter, Non-profit organizations and food vendor applications will be available by August 15.
Prosper Fishing Derby
The traditional Prosper Fishing Derby is held at the pond at Frontier Park early each year. This event is a favorite with Prosper families, featuring a morning of family fishing and loads of prizes for kids!
For 2018, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department granted the Town of Prosper an exemption to the fishing license and any stamp requirement for the duration of the Fishing Derby for those who fish or volunteer for the event. The pond was stocked in advance by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, with mostly rainbow trout. The Prosper Fishing Derby is a catch-and-keep event for trout only, with a limit of five per person. Derby officials encourage catch-and-release.
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.
IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge
Prosper earned victories in the IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for demonstrating a commitment to community health and fitness.
Prosper Police Department’s Community Safety Initiative
Prosper Police Department’s Community Safety Initiative (CSI) is a free annual community event to kick-off National Police Week. The event is a chance to celebrate with food, fun, education on Prosper PD and a chance to meet your local police officers. In 2018, Prosper partnered with Texas Health Prosper and Longo Toyota.