Programs & Events

Throughout the year, the Natural Resources Division provides many programs and events for Frisco residents. These programs and events are designed so that you, as a resident, will have a better understanding of how to protect, preserve, and conserve our natural resources.

Third Saturday Trail Walk Series

July 17, 2021: iNaturalist Hike 

9 - 10:30 a.m. at Limestone Quarry Park

Join us for an introduction to birding! You will learn basic binocular and bird ID tips, followed by a hike where we'll play a game to practice your new skills. Limited binoculars and ID guides are available to borrow, or bring your own.  Space is limited and registration is required. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/161633900347

Natural Resources Workshops

Friday, July 16, 2021: Irrigation Station

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at The Grove at Frisco Commons

Learn how to master your irrigation system from Frisco's own Licensed Irrigators! Participants rotate through five different stations to learn about valves, heads & nozzles, leaks, controllers, and conservation. Each resident is provided with an informational booklet to accompany the workshop.  Register for the class here. 

Saturday, July 24, 2021: Landscape Design Basics

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at The Grove at Frisco Commons

Transform your space into a landscape you can enjoy and be proud of! Learn basic design principles, plant placement and get a sneak peek of the newest trends so you can “do it yourself” and save big! Plus, learn pro tips and resources to help pick the right plant for the right spot and design for reduced maintenance needs and water use!  Register for the class here. 

Saturday, August 14, 2021: Catch the Rain: DIY Rain Barrel Class

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at The Grove at Frisco Commons

This class is sure to be a barrel of fun! Experts agree rainwater is the best water for your lawn, landscape or vegetable garden. Join us to learn simple techniques on how to divert, store and use one of nature’s best resources for the garden. We’ll also pour through the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and how it can reduce the effect your stormwater has on the environment. This class is hands on “DIY” where each participant will build and take home a 55-gallon rain barrel at $55 dollars each. Rain barrels are recycled food-grade containers and are roughly 24” wide by 36” tall.  Register for the class here.  

Thursday, September 30, 2021: Catch the Rain: DIY Rain Barrel Class

6-8 p.m. at The Grove at Frisco Commons

This class is sure to be a barrel of fun! Experts agree rainwater is the best water for your lawn, landscape or vegetable garden. Join us to learn simple techniques on how to divert, store and use one of nature’s best resources for the garden. We’ll also pour through the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and how it can reduce the effect your stormwater has on the environment. This class is hands on “DIY” where each participant will build and take home a 55-gallon rain barrel at $55 dollars each. Rain barrels are recycled food-grade containers and are roughly 24” wide by 36” tall. Register for the class here.  *Registration open August 30, 2021. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021: Gardens That Give Back: Wildlife Friendly Landscapes

6-8 p.m. at The Grove at Frisco Commons

Native and adapted plants are not only beautiful, low maintenance additions to the garden; they can be useful tools to attract wildlife as well! Learn ways to attract and provide habitat for butterflies, songbirds, hummingbirds, bees, and other beneficial animals that bring your landscape to life with activity! If you’d like to keep your landscape well-manicured, or if you take a more naturalistic approach, we have tips to meet your needs, suit your taste and capture your imagination!  Register for the class here.  **Registration opens September 12, 2021. 

"Nature in Your Neighborhood" Virtual Program Series

Our brand-new "Nature in Your Neighborhood" virtual program series gives you the tools you need to explore Frisco's natural areas! Each episode, we'll bring you a new topic and we'll provide a companion Explorer Guide, which you can download below. We hope you'll take some time this week to Play Naturally!

Episode 1: Walk On the Wild Side 

In this episode,  join Ranger Kelsey as she looks for animal tracks at the Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt. Have your own adventure by downloading the Explorer Guide.

Episode 2: The Brrrrr in Birding

In this episode, join Ranger Kelsey as she explores winter birding at Frisco Commons. Enjoy your own birding experience by downloading the Explorer Guide.

Episode 3: Reel Fun in Frisco

In this episode, join Ranger Kelsey as she explains the basics of freshwater fishing at Boyd Park. Get more out of your fishing adventure by downloading the Explorer Guide.

Episode 4: Observing the Outdoors

In this episode, join Ranger Kelsey as she explores nature journaling at Beaver's Bend Park! Follow along with the journaling activities by downloading the Explorer Guide.

Episode 5: Natural Sense-ations

In this episode,  join Ranger Kelsey as she explore the outdoors using her five senses at Iron Horse Trail. Have your own sensory adventure by downloading the Explorer Guide.

Episode 6: Frisco Frog Chorus

In this episode, join Ranger Kelsey to learn about frog calls heard in Frisco! Discover more North Texas amphibians by downloading the Explorer Guide. 

Episode 7: Wild About Wildflowers

In this episode,  join Ranger Kelsey as she explores her favorite wildflowers in Frisco's natural areas. Have your own wildflower adventure by downloading the Explorer Guide.