Plano Park Projects & Plans
CURRENT PARK PLANNING PROJECTS
Below is more information on individual master plans for parks and trails currently under construction and/or renovation (view a location map here Opens a New Window. ):
Bruce Glasscock Park Site
Future park site is 7.11 acres purchased in 2017 located near Legacy Drive at Communications Dr. and Water St. Master planning for park improvements is underway.
Bluebonnet Trail - Alma to Blue Ridge Opens a New Window. Carpenter Park Renovation
Construction is underway on the north side of Carpenter Park. Major construction elements include; four artificial turf fields, re-grading the entire north side, two new restrooms, a playground, additional parking, new field lights, new irrigation, and a trail connection along Denham Way.
Chisholm Trail Erosion Control at San Simeon Place (Pleasant Valley Dr/Spring Creek Pkwy) Opens a New Window.
An existing erosion control wall within the creek has been undermined and will be reconstructed.
Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt, North Opens a New Window.
The Parks and Recreation Department will be adding trail from Los Rios Boulevard to Chaparral Road.
Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt, South Opens a New Window.
We are developing plans for enhancements to the parkland surrounding Cottonwood Creek. This project will ultimately connect the parkland to the existing Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt south of Park Boulevard.
Dog Park at Bob Woodruff Opens a New Window.
Construction is underway at the southeast corner of Park Boulevard and Shiloh Road.
Emergency Trail Marker System
Emergency Trail markers are being deployed on Chisholm Trail to improve trail safety and emergency access. Emergency response teams will now be able to determine exactly where on a trail they need to respond and how to best access that location. Once the pilot program is evaluated, the system will then be expanded to other Plano trails. (Read project FAQ's here.)
Enfield Service Center Opens a New Window.
A new athletics maintenance facility will be added at Enfield Park off of Legacy Drive. Completion is estimated by October 2019. The facility will have desks, storage lockers, work tables, air compressors, ice machine, etc. Relocation of crews and equipment from Jack Carter Park’s maintenance facility is anticipated to be complete by March 2020.
Erosion Control at Legacy, Russell Creek and Oak Point Trails
This project consists of erosion control/stabilization improvements at the Legacy Trail Pedestrian Bridge, Russell Creek Trail and Independence Parkway and Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve Pond. Improvements include the construction of gabion mattresses, concrete rip-rap and embankments, and a ledge stone wall. The project is expected to begin August 2019. There will be trail closings and detours for the erosion control projects.
Evans Park Opens a New Window.
Future improvements to Evans Park Playground are in the planning stage, and we invite residents to participate in the process.
High Point Park Tennis Center Opens a New Window.
Originally built in 1978, planning and design work is in progress for renovations to the center including a new pro-shop, additional parking and overall improvements to the facility and the grounds. Due to significant increases in the cost of construction material, staff are working with the architects to review several value engineering design options to bring the project within budget, without sacrificing the integrity of the project plan.
Hoblitzelle East Playground and Trail Renovations Opens a New Window.
Both the playground and trail were built in 1993, and will need to be brought to current standards for construction and accessibility. The playground is on the southeast corner of Alma Drive and Spicewood Drive. The portion of trail considered for this project is immediately adjacent to the park, and runs east to Vineyard Drive. Meetings are planned to involve residents in the process.
Legacy Trail North Opens a New Window.
Construction of Legacy Trail across McDermott road is expected to begin in 2019.
Legacy Trail south of Legacy Drive Opens a New Window.
Construction of Legacy Trail between Legacy Drive and north of Tennyson Parkway is ongoing and is anticipated to be complete by summer 2019.
Liberty Recreation Center Opens a New Window.
Renovation work is continuing; interior framing and major systems work is in progress.
Los Opens a New Window. Los Rios Park
This location is where the Los Rios Golf Course currently operates. The City purchased the land in 2014 with grant assistance from Collin County, and it will be reprogrammed to city park land in late 2019. A public process began in early 2018 to solicit input and create a master plan for the park.
Oak Point Recreation Center Outdoor Pool
Master planning is in progress for the existing outdoor pool at Oak Point Recreation Center as it is slated for a complete renovation.
Pecan Hollow Erosion Control Opens a New Window.
The Pecan Hollow Erosion Control Project addresses continuing erosion issues on the Pecan Hollow Golf Course. Currently erosion along a bend in Cottonwood Creek north of its confluence with Rowlett Creek threatens the green and cart path of hole number 17. A project to build +/- 500 linear feet of retaining wall along the golf course side of Cottonwood Creek has recently kicked off and will begin construction activities in the near future.
Urban Forestry Opens a New Window.
We are replacing trees in medians across Plano over the next several months due to the serious decline in health and safety to the trees in the medians and to provide a healthy urban forest for Plano residents. The three locations are:
•Park Boulevard from Avenue P to Avenue R and Peachtree Lane to Shiloh Road
•Coit Road from Plano Parkway to President George Bush Turnpike
•Parker Road between Coit Road and Mission Ridge Road and Independence Parkway to Deep Valley Trail
Approximately 160 new trees will be planted in their place as well as irrigation, turf and a new median design. The new design will include concrete edging to separate the turf and trees. Woodchips will also be laid around the base of the trees to keep the roots cool and help them retain moisture. Currently, the stumps are being removed from the sites, starting with Park Boulevard and moving west to Coit Road and Parker Road. You can expect some lane closures while the crews are working in the medians.
Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve Improvements Opens a New Window.
Opens a New Window. The project includes a new concrete recreational trail, large concrete parking lot, all-weather restroom, bike repair stand and benches, reservable pavilion, lawn activities area and playground. Construction is expected to be complete in late 2019, weather permitting.
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Park Pond Restoration
The project includes mobilization, erosion control, site fencing, trail and roadway traffic control, trail and curb removal and replacement where needed, fish and aquatic wildlife relocation, re-sodding disturbed areas, and removal of pond silt and off-site disposal. This project is for the removal of silt from the small pond at White Rock Trail Park and the ponds at Prairie Meadow and Hoblitzelle parks.
Plano Transit Village Veloweb Opens a New Window.
Construction of a new trail along the DART red line property between President George Bush Turnpike and 12th Place will begin in 2018.
Russell Creek Park Playground Opens a New Window.
Plans are underway for renovations to the playground at Russell Creek Park.
Shawnee Park and Haggard Park Pond Restoration
This project consists of the restoration of ponds at Shawnee Park and Haggard Park. Improvements will include hydraulic excavation of sediment to restore ponds to previous storage volumes. The benefit of this project includes improving storm water management, reducing maintenance activities associated with aquatic plants and algae while improving wildlife habitat in these ponds. Construction activity in Haggard Park, including final cleanup, is scheduled between July 28 - October 10, 2019.
Stoney Hollow Park Opens a New Window.
Improvements to Stoney Hollow Park are in the planning stage, and a consultant has been selected to provide a proposal to prepare documents for bidding and the construction of additional elements within the existing park.
White Rock Trail Park Opens a New Window.
The trail within this park is over 30 years old and in need of complete replacement. Construction is set to begin in late 2018 (weather permitting) for the removal and replacement of trail throughout the park in generally the same alignment. During the same time frame, there will also be a project to remove silt from the small pond by the road. The trail project and the silt removal project will be implemented by two different contractors who are coordinating their work.
Windhaven Meadows Park Opens a New Window.
Improvements at the park include parking, restrooms, a large pavilion, a dog park, a playground, trails and associated improvements.
CURRENT PARK MAINTENANCE PROJECTS
McDermott Living Screen
Living screen improvements and replacement on McDermott Drive between Independence Boulevard and Clear Sky Drive. Improvements include replacement of the living screen and irrigation system on McDermott Drive between Independence Boulevard and Clear Sky Drive. Construction plans are complete; actual work should begin begin in Summer 2019. View project map here.
Lt. Russell Steindam Park
This park renovation project will address drainage issues, provide new irrigation, and tree planting.
Haggard Library Landscape
This landscape renovation project includes replacement of the landscaping and irrigation. Landscape renovations are in the design phase and will replace existing irrigation and update existing landscape plantings.
Fire Station 12/Emergency Operations Center
This landscape renovation project includes replacement of the landscaping and irrigation. Landscape renovations are in the design phase and will replace existing irrigation and and update existing landscape plantings.
South Central Park Site
58.91 acres acquired in 2013. Future site of a community park.
Moore Park Site
119 acres acquired in 1984. Future site of numerous Lighted Athletic Fields. Fields will be subject to use 7 days and 7 nights per week year-round.
Forms, Manuals & Details Opens a New Window.