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.
A Look At What's New!
Phase III of B.F. Phillips Community park is complete which includes the addition of a dog park in the southeast section of the park. The Grand Opening of Ruff Range Dog Park took place in October. An 18 hole disk golf course was also added along the soutwest end of B.F. Phillips Community Park. The disk golf course is expected to open in April.
With the focus being the development of smaller "sections" of existing Hike & Bike trails and trail connection, an additional 2.63 miles of trails were developed along various streets throughout the city in 2011. Our current Hike and Bike trails system currently consists of approximately 60 miles of trails.
Projects under construction in 2012
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, possible pavilions and landscaping.
The playground system at Oak Brook Park has been replaced and construction has begun on the additional renovations to take place including: a new sign, retaining wall repair, trail connection and new park benches and tables.
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:
Main Street from North Dallas Tollway to FM 423
Preston Road - Hickory Street to Wade Boulevard
Coit Road - Lebanon to Highway 121
Hillcrest - Warren to Highway 121
Cottonwood Creek Hike & Bike Trail - connecting North County Rd to Frisco St.
Latera Trail - Through Latera Development - Preston Rd