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Have you called to reserve your campsites yet for the Family Gathering 2009?

The dates are October 1-3, 2009
and we will be back at Loyd Park in Grand Prairie.

You've been waiting long enough. Here are a few of the great artists that you'll see and hear this year: Deryl Dodd, Matt Martindale; Johnny Bush; Tejas Brothers, BlacktopGypsy, Randy Brown, Morriss McCann, Terry Rasor, Steve Helms, and Manny Moore (I think he's been on the list almost each year).

Camping reservations are again be handled by the folks at the park and they started taking reservations this Monday, March 2. You will not be guaranteed having the same campsite as you did this year. They will also limit the number of campsites you may reserve at one time to 4.

To better accommodate everyone, we've moved the stage to a more central location near the center of the park.The stage will be in the area where the softball field is. Here's a map of the park.

You can also check the park website to see their map.

We listened to all of your comments about last year and are working hard to make this year even better for everyone. I think you'll be pleased with the rest of the changes we have in store.

LaQuinta in Mansfield is giving us a block rate of $89 for the weekend of Oct 1-3

Family Gathering Camping Information

Here is some detail information about the City of Grand Prairie's Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake that we hope will be helpful and create an enjoyable experience.

There are 3 different levels of camping:

RV sites include water and electricity, a picnic table under a shelter, charcoal grill and campfire ring, this is the only place individual campfires are allowed. These sites rent for $33.00 per night with a 3 night minimum.

Primitive Sites with Shelter have no utilities but include a picnic table under a shelter. These sites are in the day use area and rent for $28.00 per night with a 3 night minimum.

Primitive Sites without shelter have no utilities and no shelter is provided. These sites rent for $23.00 per night with a 3 night minimum.

Each RV site includes one vehicle in the price. If you have a second vehicle there will be a charge of $10.00 per vehicle, per night for the extra vehicle but not more than 2 vehicles will be allowed at each site.

Each Primitive Site includes one vehicle in the price, second vehicles will be parked in overflow parking. Parking in overflow will be $10.00 per vehicle, per night. Each camping area that has primitive camping will be allowed a community fire, there will be a fire ring provided for each group of sites but individual fires at each camp site will not be allowed. Please enjoy the camaraderie of the group fires.

Anyone entering the park just for the day to enjoy the concert will park at the overflow parking lot and the fee will be $10.00 per vehicle.

A shuttle will be provided to get you from the overflow parking to the concert area. If you wish to visit someone camping in the park you are welcome to take the shuttle to their campsite. Please plan ahead and know where your party is going to be, it is a big park and you will save yourself a lot of time just by making plans ahead and knowing where you are going. A map of the park camping and concert area is available at the front gate

A shuttle will be provided to help you get from the camping loops to the concert area, the shuttle will pick up at the beginning of each loop on the main road at approximately 20 minute intervals. Since there is no parking at the concert site we encourage you to use this service as much as you need.

The park provides 3 restrooms without showers and 8 restrooms with showers. These are scattered throughout the park and are designated on the map as #1 and #2.

Boat launching will not be allowed from Loyd Park for this particular weekend.

Annual Passes will not be honored at Loyd Park for this weekend as it is considered a "special event".

The front gate at Loyd Park is manned 24 hours a day and the phone is answered there at all times. If you have any problems or wish to report any problems please call the front gate at (817) 467-2104.

We sincerely want you to have a great weekend and enjoy the concert, if you see anything that needs our attention that we might have overlooked or just haven't gotten to yet, please let us know.


Golf Tournament

Wednesday, Sept. 30th.

Prairie Lakes in Grand Prairie, Texas

1:00 pm shotgun start with food and music afterwards.

This years tournament is going to be bigger and better than ever. It's only $75.00 per player, which includes your round of golf, cart, practice balls, prizes, dinner and concert. This years after golf concert includes Tommy Alverson, Randy Brown, and many surprise acts that we will announce soon. Sponsors can set up a booth on their hole to advertise or giveaways. We will be having longest drive contest, putting contest and closest to the hole.
If you're interested in playing or being a sponsor, please call James Brock at 817-243-4461.