Future Parks & Reinvestment Projects
Cultivating Community, Inspiring Play
The Parks and Recreation Department provides the city’s growing population with quality parks, open spaces, and facilities, and is committed to providing a park system to complement the livability of the city.
Northwest Community Park and Frisco on the Green Park Projects
The City of Frisco and Design Workshop, Inc. is hosting the first of several public meetings to help shape the future of Northwest Community Park, currently serving the mountain biking community (55 acres), and the nearby, undeveloped Frisco on the Green Park (27 acres). This public meeting will provide an overview of the existing sites and allow for discussion of the potential amenities and design of the two park sites. Conceptual plans will be presented at another meeting for additional public input in the spring of 2021.
Northwest Community Park and Frisco on the Green Park are both located north of Panther Creek Parkway along Teel Parkway near the PGA of America headquarters and golf courses. These sites are part of the City of Frisco Parks and Recreation Open Space Master Plan and will serve as an important link to existing trails as shown on the recently revised Hike and Bike Trail Master Plan. The city aims to include certain elements of these plans into a new vision for the parks. These elements include:
- active and passive play elements
- hike/bike trails and mountain bike trails
- 55-acres of existing mountain bike trails retrofitted into a state-of-the-art bike course (Northwest Community Park)
- a focus on preserving existing views and sightlines
- nature and natural resources education
More Future Parks
Jimmy and Clara Jones Park
A new urban park is on the horizon for the community around Frisco Square. A design concept was recently chosen through public input for the 2.8-acre site behind city hall south of Page Street between Jacob and Burlington streets. The design concept is multi-functional due to its location near not only apartments and homes, but businesses, the public library and city hall as well. Possible amenities include an amphitheater, meandering paths, and electrical outlets and Wi-Fi to keep the urban community connected. Proposed landscaping will be inspired by our North Texas Blackland Prairie ecoregion. The park is estimated to be complete in early fall of 2021.
See map for location of this future park (PDF)
See design concept (PDF)
Pearson Acres Park
The concept for this neighborhood park on the southeast corner of Teel Parkway and Wynngate Drive pays homage to the legacy of long time Frisco resident and dairy farmer, Charles Pearson and his family. A pavilion and playground sit where the Pearson home once stood, and iron gates from the dairy farm have been incorporated into the design. Public art depicting a milking cow captures the essence of the small dairy farm’s past. Pearson Acres Park is currently under construction.
Monarch View Park (1900 Koehn Drive)
Construction is underway on this 13-acre neighborhood park near the intersection of Teel Parkway and Panther Creek Drive close to Stafford Middle School. The park design mimics the migration patterns of the monarch butterfly and the landscape will include a native wildflower prairie to attract and create an environment for migrating monarch butterflies and Texas native birds. Other amenities include public art, children’s playground, multi-use court and walking trails. The park is estimated to be complete in early 2021.
Grand Park - Phase I
Located generally along and west of the Dallas North Tollway, east of Legacy Parkway and north of Stonebrook Parkway, this 275-acre regional park will be is the first of its kind in Frisco.
Active Hike and Bike Trails Projects:
Frisco has more than 47 miles of hike and bike trails developed throughout the city. The vision of Frisco’s trail system is outlined in the Hike and Bike Master Plan.
This project develops approximately 1.4 miles of trail located within the Dominion at Panther Creek development. The trail will connect westward into the Latera subdivision, providing a connection between Panther Creek from Hillcrest and Preston Roads.
Six Cities Trail Connector
(Collin County Regional Trails Master Plan)
Frisco’s hike and bike trail system will soon to connect to Plano through the Six Cities Trail Plan, part of the larger Collin County Regional Trail Master Plan which connects the cities of Frisco, Plano, Allen, Richardson, McKinney and Garland. This project extends Taychas Trail at Limestone Quarry Park south along Rowlett Creek to Plano going under the Sam Rayburn Tollway at Custer Road. The trail connection is expected to be complete late summer 2020.
Cannaday Recreation Area
This 4-acre park is located between Adelle R. Clark Middle School and Noel A. Smith Elementary School, near the intersection of Lebanon Road and Borchardt Drive and has been identified for reinvestment. This project is currently in the design concept phase. Park staff met with Frisco ISD to present ideas and receive design feedback. The design phase is expected to last 3-6 months, with a construction timeline of 9-12 months. (Updated Sept. 22, 2020)
Jack Hamilton Park
The 1.6 acre Jack Hamilton Park (formerly know as First Street Park) is located at the intersection of First Street and Ash Street in downtown Frisco. The 2017 Park Reinvestment Report identified First Street Park needs improvements. Reinvestment opportunities were discussed with community members in January 2018. Ideas under consideration for the master plan include a loop concrete trail, lighting, and a shade structure.