The city of Frisco’s efforts to expand its parks and trails are showing further signs of life as three projects totaling $14 million enter the design phase. The city expects to finish the design phase for each project during the first quarter of 2025. Construction will immediately follow.
Plans call for spending $7.5 million to develop the Iron Horse Trail along the city’s greenbelt. The city will build six prefabricated steel through-truss superstructure pedestrian bridges. The city will also build boardwalks and install 10-foot-high retaining walls along the trail, according to city documents. The trail will extend along Stewart Creek from the future Grand Park site to B.F. Phillips Community Park, extending westward to Lake Lewisville.
The city will also use $4 million to build the Forest Bark Dog Park. Developers will build the park within the city’s Harold Bacchus Community Park to serve neighborhoods in East Frisco. Plans for the 3-acre fenced dog park call for new sidewalks and trails, an observation deck overlooking Panther Creek and an interactive dog splash pad. The city will also update lighting, improve irrigation and install park signage.
The city will invest $2.5 million to develop the 7.6-acre Buffalo Ridge neighborhood park. The project calls for a pair of separate playgrounds, a creative nature playscape and a basketball court. The city will also build a main looping trail, secondary walking trails, a small footbridge crossing and shade structures.
Other amenities include a water fountain, grills, benches, lighting, landscaping, irrigation and a multi-use lawn. The city will also include a gathering pavilion, picnic seating area, play lawn, 12 parallel parking spots and additional trees.
Frisco is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
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