FRISCO TEXAS PARKS

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Real Estate Agent with Ebby Halliday Realtors

FRISCO TEXAS PARKS

 

Frisco Parks and recrecreation Department is the gold standard in our Lone Star State and we've got the medal to prove it.  In 2006 Frisco Parks and Recreation received the TexasRecreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) Gold Medal Award for excellence in management.

Frisco, Tx has 27 park sites that will suit whatever your interest - sports, nature,  or having fun at the park with your kids - Frisco has something for you and your family.

The City of Frisco's park system is growing by four parks and 137 acres bringing the total number of acres of developed and undeveloped parkland to 1,350. Frisco's financial investment in the four parks totals more than $10.2 million.  City leaders say the investment is worth it.   
 Vivian Stark McCallum Park, has just been completed.  It is located at 9700 Snowberry Rd. in the Queens Gate development.  The park covers 4.25 acres and is named for a Frisco native, who helped establish the Frisco Public Library and has long been a supporter of the Heritage Association of Frisco and the Frisco Garden Club.    

The Vivian Stark McCallum Park features two separate play structures, open space for recreational activities, a basketball court and a covered pavilion with picnic tables and barbeque grill.  Vivian Stark McCallum Park is also home to The Sky's the Limit, which is a wind-activated, kinetic sculpture using the symbolic form of a diamond kite as a metaphor for dreaming about possibilities and extending the imagination. 

B.F. Phillips Community Parkis a117 acre community park located at 3335 4th Army Memorial and is named for one of the most prominent ranchers and horse breeders in the Frisco area during the early twentieth century. With an overall ranch and horse theme, Phase I of this park includes a five-field baseball and softball complex, a playground system, as well as concession and restroom facilities.  There is a large, open space for athletic practices or other recreation activities and a paved parking lot.  The park also features an impressive entrance with a large horse shoe and nail sculpture, which are part of the city's public art collection.  The Frisco Community Development Corporation will spend $3 million to fund Phase II of this park's development, which is scheduled to take place in 2009.

One of the most outstanding features of J.C. Grant Park is the large stone horse pulling a covered wagon.  The artwork, titled Spirited and Faithful, is part of the city's public art collection.  This nine-acre park is named after a three term mayor and two term school board member.  J.C. Grant was mayor between 1960 and 1966 and was on the Frisco Independent School District Board of Trustees during the 1940s.

This nine-acre park features a walking trail, a covered pavilion with picnic tables and barbeque grill, a play structure and open space for recreation activities.  The Dedication Ceremony for this park will take place on Wednesday,September 17 at 6:30 p.m.  J.C. Park is located at 9611 Wade Blvd., adjacent to Spears Elementary School.

Located at 15350 Appaloosa Drive, is Foncine Settlement Park  The inspiration for the naming this park was a ridge considered to be the highest point in Collin County, and became known as ‘Foncine' in the late 1800s.  Eventually, ‘Foncine' evolved into one of the county's first communities during the early 1900s.

The Foncine Settlement Park is a seven-acre park featuring open space for athletic practices and other recreation activities, a walking trail, a play structure, a picnic pavilion with tables, and a barbeque grill.  Foncine Settlement Park is also home to The Harvest Game, which is a sculpture of a group of squirrels gathered around a variety of sports balls reflecting the cross section of fields at Foncine and the games which can be played including basketball, football, soccer and volleyball.   

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