Special Events and Activities

The Town of Prosper is special! We host numerous community events for residents, free of charge, throughout the year.

Windmill Playground Homecoming – May 20, 2022. 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Friends – Fun – Games – Cake – Coffee – Photos!

In gratitude and recognition for all who were involved in the Community Build of the playground at Frontier Park, Parks and Recreation will host a Homecoming celebration at the pavilion on May 20. The community is invited. Please join us from 9:00 am to 11:00 am to mix and mingle and share playground stories!

If you were part of the Community Build Team, plan to arrive by 9:30 a.m. for remarks from Dan Baker, Director of Parks and Recreation, and Hulon Webb, Windmill Playground Steering Committee General Coordinator and Director of Engineering Services.

The group photo will be taken after hearing from the speakers.

Windmill Playground at Frontier Park stands as a glowing symbol of Prosper’s small town spirit and community fortitude! We salute you, Community Builders:  959 volunteers, 25 Town employees, and 17 Firefighters!
For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 972-569-1160.

Boots on Broadway – June 11, 2022

Plan to kick it country in downtown Prosper at “Boots on Broadway” with award-winning Texas icon Gary P. Nunn, live in concert!

Presented in partnership by Parks and Recreation and the Prosper EDC, the event is part of the Discover Downtown Series of events planned throughout the year, including Fun in the Sun for kids on July 16; Moonlight Movie on August 13; and Paws on Broadway September 10.

If you have questions, please contact Parks and Recreation at 972-569-1160.

Celebrate Prosper in the Park – October 8, 2022

An event to enjoy music under the stars!

The beautiful Frontier Park is the perfect venue for this outdoor September event featuring blues and jazz bands. Residents are encouraged to bring a picnic and blanket for a relaxing evening of music under the stars. In 2021, the crowd enjoyed the sounds of The HalftonesFingerprints; and Little Elmo & The Mambo Kings! Lawn seating was open throughout the evening.

At Celebrate Prosper,  residents mingle with the Town Council, neighbors and friends to celebrate the the awesome community spirit in Prosper!

The event is hosted free of charge due to the support and contributions of Sponsors and Community Partners.

If you have questions, please contact Parks and Recreation at (972) 569-1160.

Champion Tree Contest

The annual Champion Tree Contest is a fun contest held each fall to support urban forestry within the Town.  Prosper residents are challenged to search their properties and Prosper parks to find the largest tree (species changes each year) in town and send in a photo. The winner of the contest is announced at the Prosper Arbor Day Celebration and a commemorative plaque is placed near the tree.

If you have questions, please contact Parks and Recreation at (972) 569-1160.

Prosper Arbor Day Celebration

The Prosper Arbor Day Celebration is a fun morning that typically includes a proclamation by the Mayor and tree plantings by Parks and Recreation staff, with assistance from Prosper Scouts. In 2021, scouts included Girl Scout Troop 8415, Girls Scout Troop 1325, and Boy Scout Troop 365. Staff also provides  instruction and guidance on proper tree planting techniques to the group.

The annual Prosper Arbor Day Celebration brings focus to Prosper’s dedication to community forestry.  The Town recognizes that trees enhance the quality of life in Prosper and staff is dedicated to the proper care and management of  these precious resources.

If you have questions, please contact Parks and Recreation at (972) 569-1160.

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual event that takes place throughout the community. It is a community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work.  National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It provides a great opportunity for police and neighbors to be together under positive circumstances. Learn more about how we celebrate National Night Out in Prosper here.

Prosper Christmas Festival – December 3, 2022, 3-7pm at Prosper Town Hall

The Prosper Christmas Festival is the Town’s signature event! Typically held the  first Saturday in December, the event is a Prosper tradition of  holiday and  community spirit! Enjoyed by thousands of families each year, the event is free of charge and hosted on the grounds of Prosper Town Hall.  A true community affair, the festival engages families, businesses, nonprofit groups, artisans, community partners and sponsors at various levels.

The festival typically features Santa’s Workshop; Kids’ Christmas Shoppe, with proceeds benefitting the Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund; Community Stage performances with local talent; Kid Zone with rides and games; horse drawn carriage rides; shopping; unique food items for sale; talented artisans; and demonstrations from local artists and performers.

The annual Community Tree Lighting, featuring a countdown to the lighting, and fireworks cap off the festival each year.

The event is held, free of charge to the public, each year due to the generosity of sponsors at various levels.

The prelude to the festival is the Prosper Rotary Club Christmas parade. For parade information, please contact The Prosper Rotary Club.

If you have questions about the event, please contact Parks and Recreation at (972) 569-1160.

Light the Night!

Christmas Lights and Decorating Contest for Homes and Businesses

Winners in the categories below received a yard sign, gift card, and social media recognition in 2021. Thank you, Title Sponsor, CoServ. The display contest is held each Christmas season in Prosper.

  • Best Commercial/Business Display
  • Best Norman Rockwell Display (best traditional)
  • Best “Reason for the Season”
  • Best Use of Animation (choreographed lights and music that bring the display to life)
  • The Clark Griswold Award (excessive use of outdoor lighting and decoration)
  • Spirit of Prosper Award

If you have questions, please contact Parks and Recreation at (972) 569-1160.

Prosper Fishing Derby at the pond at Frontier Park

The annual Prosper Fishing Derby is free of charge and offers fishing fun for the whole family! Prizes are awarded in age categories for those age 14 and under.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) has 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 is stocked in advance by the TPWD, 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.

Presented by Parks and Recreation, the Prosper Fishing Derby is free of charge. Registration is not required.

Thank you PondMedics, 2021 event Title Sponsor.

If you have questions, please contact Parks and Recreation at (972) 569-1160.

Prosper Annual Spring Clean Up

The annual spring clean-up event, hosted by the Town and Community Waste Disposal. The event 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. Details on the annual Spring Clean Up are made available on the Town of Prosper Utility Billing website here.

Mayor’s Coffee for Active Adults 55+

Parks and Recreation hosts the Mayor’s Coffee free of charge each year for Active Adults 55+ in Prosper. The Mayor provides updates on what’s happening in and around Prosper and breakfast is served.

For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at (972) 569-1160.