About Play Frisco - Parks & Recreation

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Have You Played Today?

Play Frisco provides fun activities for people of all ages and abilities so they can enjoy a happier, healthier life. As the Parks and Recreation department for Frisco, Texas, we help residents and visitors find well-being through play by offering quality parks, recreation, and cultural experiences.

We look forward to seeing you play at our parks and trails, special events, the Frisco Athletic Center, the Grove at Frisco Commons, the Frisco Discovery Center, the Frisco Heritage Center, and to explore Frisco through our Public Art Program.

Please sign up for our monthly email where we share information about all the above. We think you’ll find some gems you didn’t know about!

Thank you!

Shannon Coates
Frisco Parks & Recreation Director

Our Mission

Creating a sense of well-being through play.

Our Vision

Play will become essential regardless of age or ability.

Awards & Honors

One of only 171 cities nationwide to be accredited by the National Recreation & Park Association

Three-time winner of the Texas Recreation and Parks Society Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management


League of American Bicyclists

Bike-Friendly Community 2020-2024

Star Local Media Readers' Choice 

Best of Frisco - Gym/Fitness Center, Frisco Athletic Center, 2023

TRAPS State Awards

Texas Gold Medal AwardClass III (2007), Class II (2010), Class II (2018).

Arts & Humanities Programming Achievement Award - Class I, Fleeing to Frisco exhibit at the Frisco Heritage Museum, 2022

Arts and Humanities Programming Achievement Award - Class IIWoven Together exhibit at the Frisco Heritage Museum, 2024 

Leisure and Aging Services Award for Cool Idea of the YearThe Golden Givers at The Grove, 2018

Lone Star Programming AwardClass III, 2007

Park Design Excellence Award, Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt2018

Recreation Facility Design Excellence Award, The Grove at Frisco Commons, 2021

TRAPS Regional Awards

Communications Award, Social Media Marketing, 2019
Communications Award, The Grove Facebook Group, 2020
Communications Award, Trees of Taychas Marketing Campaign, 2022
Communications AwardBig Bluestem Trail Opening campaign2023

Excellence in Programming Award – Senior CenterCreate and Paint Program, 2022
Excellence in Programming Award – Special Events, Frisco Festival of Colors, 2022
Excellence in Programming Award - Recreation/Aquatics, 2023

Lone Star Programming AwardRanger Station Thursdays2022

Park Design Excellence Award, Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt, 2017
Park Design Excellence Award, Northeast Community Park and Skate Park, 2018

Promotional AwardBike Month & Frisco Tour de Four2022

Recreation Facility Design Excellence Award – The Grove at Frisco Commons, 2021

Recreation Professional of the Year Award2022

DFW Directors Association

Arts & Entertainment Award, Art in the Atrium, 2017

North Texas Performing Arts

AMP Award: Arts Advocate of the Year for the arts support provided by the Frisco Discovery Center staff (Alex Diaz, Paige Points, Bret Gaither)2018

World Waterpark Association

Wave Review Award, Best Poster, Frisco Water Park, 2021 and 2022
Wave Review Award, Best Direct Mail, Frisco Water Park2022