The Parks & Recreation Department is continually striving to provide the city's growing population with quality parks, open spaces and facilities. The department is committed to to having a great park system that compliments the overall image and livability of the city.
Neighborhood Park Development
Boulder Draw - this 8.5 acre neighborhood park will be located east of Teel Parkway and north of Panther Creek Parkway between the subdivisions of Newman Village and The Knolls. The Master Plan has been approved and construction will begin in 2014.
Cottonwood Creek - this 83-acre park is located within the Shaddock Creek subdivision. Construction began in 2014.
Community Park Construction
Harold Bacchus Community Park Phase III - this phase of construction will include the addition of five new baseball fields, a concession area, a playground, additional parking and other infrastructure. It is anticipated for the project to take 14 months to complete and construction should begin in May 2014.
Warren Sports Complex Tennis Court Expansion - this project will include the construction of two additional tennis courts. Construction will begin in 2014. The area where the existing courts are located will also be master planned for the addition of more courts in the future.
Northeast Community Park - this 75 acre community park is currently in the master planning process. A focal point of this park will be a highly anticipated skate park, which is also currently being master planned with citizen input.
Veterans Memorial Expansion - Funded by contributions from the Community Development Corporation, this project will begin construction sometime after Memorial Day 2014. The expansion will include a walk of honor around the perimeter of the existing structure, as well as, landscaping, memorial columns and additional donation bricks.
Wetlands Restoration Project - this is a joint venture between the City of Frisco and the US Army Corps of Engineers to rehabilitate the floodplans south of Lonestar Ranch subdivision. The project will include the planting of native grasses, plants and trees as well as the reconstruction of areas to create better water flow. This is the largest wetland restoration project the Corps of Engineers has untaken. Once complete, this area will give residents the opportunity to enjoy the land in its natural state while cleaning up a neglected area of floodplain.
Special Purpose Parks
Grand Park - Phase I
Located generally along and west of the North Dallas Tollway; along and east of Legacy Parkway and generally north of Stonebrook Parkway, this 275 acre regional park is the first of its kind in Frisco. Initial master planning for the park took place in 2006 and the planning for the Phase I development of the park is currently underway.
Hike & Bike Trails
Although we currently have approximately 60 miles of Hike and Bike Trails developed throughout the City, this year we will continue to focus on the connection of many of these trails. The overall vision of the City's Hike and Bike Trails is outlined in the Hike and Bike Master Plan which will be implemented over the next five years. Here is a look at the trail extensions we will be working on this year:
Taychas Trail Phase II - this trail extension will complete the trail from Rolater Road to Harold Bacchus Community Park adding an additional 1.2 miles to the trail. The trail should be complete Spring 2014. Master Plan
Preston Road - Hickory Street to Wade Boulevard, along the west side of Preston Road
Independence Road connection to 121
Hillcrest Road connection to 121 on the East side
Cottonwood Creek Hike & Bike Trail - Connecting Cottonwood Creek Park to Dallas North Tollway along the creek North of Wakeland High School.