Grand Opening of New Fire Station No. 10
The City of Grand Prairie will celebrate the grand opening of the new Fire Station No. 10, 2645 S. Grand Peninsula, on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. The new station will serve neighborhoods in the Joe Pool Lake area. The 12,332-square-foot building features four drive-through apparatus bays, eight dorm rooms, officer’s quarters, offices, a day room, commercial kitchen and workshop. It also has a safe room designed to withstand a category 4/5 storm, which is a new feature for North Central Texas fire stations. Sustainable practices and energy conservation were considered in the building design. Reflecting the nearby marine setting of Joe Pool Lake, Fire Station No. 10 features a nautical motif, complete with a landmark working lighthouse feature, roof dormers, clapboard siding recalling a historic lighthouse on the eastern seaboard, and mooring rope chains. An anchor, obtained from the USS Fort Fisher, is installed as an art feature in the front lawn. The Fisher was the last ship in the anchorage-class of dock landing ships, was launched in 1972, and in February 1998, was the first ship decommissioned in her class. Fire Station No. 10 was designed by Komatsu Architecture and built by Pogue Construction.
Date & Time
August 3, 2016