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.
Reinvestment In Current Parks
The initial phase of work at Bi-Centennial Park included the construction of a spray ground that opened in the summer of 2009. The second phase of this project will include: additional parking at the spray ground, seating areas, pavilions, restrooms and landscaping. Construction is expected to be complete mid June.
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 will be located within the Shaddock Creek subdivision. Construction will begin in 2014.
Hackberry Knoll - this 9 acre park is located in the Grayhawk subdivision north of Panther Creek and West of Teel Parkway. Construction will begin in 2014.
Community Park Construction
Harold Bacchus Community Park Phase III
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.
Hope Park Playground at Frisco Commons Park - COMPLETE
This project includes the construction of a community built playground specially designed for children with special needs. The City of Frisco and its Community Development Corporation (CDC) are partners in the construction of Hope Park. Aside from park land, the City of Frisco has contributed in-kind city services. The CDC awarded $200,000 to Hope Park Frisco for the purchase of construction materials. The City of Frisco is also investing an additional $200,000 in the renovation of Friendship Park, a popular playground adjacent to future Hope Park. Picnic Alley, a new element featuring nine tables with benches, will bridge the two playgrounds.
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:
Preston Road - Hickory Street to Wade Boulevard
Coit Road - Lebanon to Highway 121
Hillcrest - Warren to Highway 121
Cottonwood Creek Hike & Bike Trail - Tollway to Legacy Dr along Cottonwood Creek (North side of Wakeland High School)