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 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. This year, we are partnering with Texas Health Prosper and Longo Toyota. CSI will take place on Mahard Parkway (between 1970 an 2100 W. University Dr.) on May 12, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Prosper Community Picnic
The Community Picnic is an annual Prosper traditions. The 2018 event is scheduled for Saturday, September 8, from 4-7pm at Frontier Park. The picnic serves to celebrate the onset of fall and remember the early days of the fall harvest. Come join your community for complementary food and fun attractions for all ages!
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 throughout the picnic. The school that collects the most canned goods wins the travelling trophy! Folsom Elementary School took home the trophy in 2017. Cornerstone Assistance Network was also onsite to collect 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 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.
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.