Park & Trail Improvements
Pink Evening Primrose Trail
Segment 1 of the Pink Evening Primrose Trail was completed fall of 2019. The 8' wide concrete trail connects the below grade crossing at Morriss Road that connects to the Riverwalk development. It meanders through the open field and runs behind the daycare facility to Timber Creek Road. It proceeds north along the west side of Timber Creek Road to College and then on up to connect to the existing 8' trail behind Lamar Middle School.
Cortadera Park Improvements
The project includes a new interior loop trail that includes benches overlooking the pond, new basketball striping with courtside benches, ADA compliance improvements, and irrigation for the practice field. Additional improvements include a section of wrought iron fencing at the pond and new trees with irrigation. Irrigation installation is complete, and final punch list items are in progress. These improvements were completed in fall of 2019.
Rheudasil Park Design
The project is for the design of the approved Master Plan for Rheudasil Park (approved December 2014). Design of the project was delayed until completion of the dredging and bank stabilization project. The professional services agreement, with Studio Outside Landscape Architecture, LLC., in the amount of $136,700, was awarded at the October 1, 2018 council meeting. Due to the length of time since the master plan approval, the master plan was “re-presented” at the December 6, 2018 Parks Board meeting. A design kick-off meeting was held on December 9. The project should be in construction in summer of 2020.
Canyon Falls Park Design
This project is for the design of the approved master plan for Canyon Falls Park. The consultant is currently conducting the site assessment of the park which includes a site survey, including the location of existing trees and topography, soil analysis, and a drainage study. The site assessment will aid in the proper location of the amenities. The professional services agreement, with Mesa Design Associates in the amount of $149,500, was awarded at the October 1, 2018, Council meeting. The project should be in construction in late summer or early fall of 2020.
Stone Creek Park Playground, located at 1400 Fuqua Drive, was recently updated with a treehouse theme and includes a 2-5 year old play structure, a 5-12 year old play structure, swings (with a Generation Swing Seat), a see-saw, and music panels. It also has lots of shade and upgraded synthetic turf surfacing.
Thrush Park (west near the gazebo), located at 950 Sun Ridge Drive, was recently updated with a dinosaur theme. It contains a 2-5 year old play structure, a 5-12 year old play structure, swings (with a “Swing Along” Swing Seat), independent play pieces and lots of shade.
Gerault Park Playground, located at 1200 Gerault Road, has recently been upgraded with a baseball theme. The play structure is designed for children ages 2-12 years old and includes multiple custom panels and a variety of music panels to accommodate children of all abilities. The surfacing is poured-in-place rubber with a baseball diamond design. This playground is fully covered with a fabric shade canopy to block out the sun’s harmful rays.
Lakewood Park Playground is now complete. This playground is an aeronautical theme due to its close proximity to DFW Airport. It has separate areas for 2-5 year olds and 5-12 year olds complete with mini airplane play structures, a control tower, swings, spinners, and lots of integrated shade. The surfacing is poured-in-place rubber with an airport runway design. Lakewood Park also received a large picnic pavilion with four picnic tables.