Willam D. Tate's Lasting Legacy on the City of Grapevine, Texas
The Vine Arts & Entertainment Center (2021)

Coming in 2021. Grapevine's new arts and entertainment center, "The Vine" will have performing arts options for all ages. From stage to musical presentations, it will be an event venue like no other.

Grapevine Animal Services

Coming 2021. Approved by the residents of Grapevine in a 2017 Bond Package, Grapevine will soon have a state-of-the-art Animal Services facility to take care of our 4-legged friends.

Grapevine Main

Grapevine Main is Main Street's newest attraction. With the introduction of Texrail, Grapevine new it needed to stand out as a destination stop. Amenities include the Grapevine Main Terminal, the Hotel Vin, Harvest Hall, and fine dining options like Bacchus.

Premier Fire Stations

Grapevine is now home to 5 major and fully-rennovated fire stations. With more than 90 uniformed firefighters and top-line equipment, the safety of our residents was first in mind when advocating for these changes.

Oak Grove Softball Fields

Our girls and our adult softball leagues deserve to have the best fields available and once again Grapevine is a leader in North Texas with our sports facilities. Come watch a game today at our pristine fields!

Bark Park

The Bark Park at Bear Creek Park provides a safe and fun place to take our four-legged family members. With 4 paddocks for different sized dogs, there's something every pup (and owner) can enjoy!

Destination Dining

Grapevine is a premier destination for fine dining in North Texas. With many variety of food options, you're sure to find the perfect meal for your tastes. Try out some of our fine dining options like: Bob’s Steak and Chop House, Perry’s, Piaf, Stellini Tratoria, Bacchus, or Winewood

The REC of Grapevine

The REC of Grapevine is a crown jewel of the Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department, and it’s not hard to see why. World class fitness equipment and instructors. Programs for folks of all ages. Water park and water amenities. Classes and so much more!

Christmas Capital of Texas

Except for maybe the North Pole itself, there’s no place brimming with more Christmas cheer than Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas®. With 1,400 events in 40 days, the town should be at the top of the list for anyone looking to make lasting holiday memories.

Oak Grove Baseball Fields

Oak Grove Park sits on 40-acres of land along the southern shores of Lake Grapevine and has been the premier baseball fields in the state of Texas for more than a decade. With 4-turf fields and 9 fields total, it has been home to thousands of players, leagues, and tournaments over the years providing revenue streams and new business for our restaurants and store owners for more than ten years.

Hospitality Industry

Mayor Tate and the leadership in Grapevine saw an opportunity to make Grapevine the best place to live in Texas. It took vision, courage, and tenacity to move this community into the forefront as leaders in the hospitality industry nation wide. With hotels like The Gaylord Texan, Great Wolf Lodge, Embassy Suites, Hilton DFW Lakes, and the new Hotel Vin; Grapevine is set to continue in its role as hospitality-industry leaders.

Lake Parks

With 4 major lake parks, Grapevine Lake is a secret that most of North Texas is yet to discover! Boat ramps privide good places to stop along the lake, peddling trails for kayaking and paddle boarding, and hiking/biking trails are all there for your enjoyment.


GrapeFest wine festival, Main Street Fest, the Christmas Capital of Texas, and more! Grapevine is known as a festival destination place. City leadership made sure that there was no better place to visit than Grapevine and that our Main Street businesses would ultimatey benefit by these events!

Creation of Shopping District

Grapevine Mills opened on October 30, 1997, and is one of the largest malls owned by The Mills platform of Simon Property Group. The mall features over 20 anchors and over 200 specialty retailers, as well as a variety of theme restaurants, casual dining and cutting-edge entertainment venues. Mayor Tate was instrumental in leading our community as a shopping destination.

Revitalization of Main Street

You may not be aware but Main Street Grapevine wasn't always a destination. The City leadership, staff, and thousands of volunteers have revitilized our community and especially our downtown area based on concerted efforts. Organizations like the Grapevine Heritage foundation make sure we stay true to our roots and two major downtown festivals per year help to celebrate our rich history and promote our beautiful city.

Worked with DFW On Airport Creation

Mayor Tate worked hand-in-hand with the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth on the creation of the DFW Airport. He knew that the airport was important to Grapevine but he also knew that it had to benefit Grapevine as well. Seventeen thousand acres were purchased to build the airport at a cost of $68 million. Mayor Tate also worked tirelessly on behalf of the residents to make sure we didn't have planes flying directly over our Main Street and downtown areas.

Grapevine Lake Water Rights

Though the lake has been in existnce since 1952, Grapevine hasn't always had access to the water that it contained. William D. Tate worked on behalf of the citizens to claim our fair share of the body of water that fills our land. Without this vision, Grapevine would be stuck buying water from other regions and beholden to whatever changes and regulations would have been put on it.