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Swapnil Sawant
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Registered: 06-2013
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 03:28 am:   

The City of Frisco owns a vast patch of land behind the newly built Newman Elementary School. Is the city planning to build a park here and if yes, when will it be built? If not, what does the city plan to do with this patch of land?
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Post Number: 564
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 02:33 pm:   

Are you are referring to the property at the intersection of Newman Boulevard and Briar Ridge Road? If so, that tract of land will be developed as a neighborhood park. The park will have a playground, pavilion, walking trails, landscaping, security lighting, and big open areas for open play. The master plan of the park is located on the Friscofun.org web site. It is anticipated that the project will go under construction in the spring and be completed by fall of 2014.

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Business Development Manager
 

Rick Rogers
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Registered: 02-2014
Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 01:16 pm:   

Who has been contracted to complete Boulder Draw Park and is the work that started this week on the drainage ditch the first steps for the park construction?
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Post Number: 587
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 06:56 pm:   

No contractor or work has begun yet. The construction is likely in coordinate with a gas line needed for the FISD school. Boulder Draw is being advertised for public bid beginning Friday Feb 21. The contractor will be taken before the April City Council for approval, with construction to begin shortly after.
 

Rick Rogers
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Registered: 02-2014
Posted on Monday, May 05, 2014 - 10:11 am:   

It is my understanding that the initial bids came in higher than expected for the park build. What is the plan for re-bidding and is there a revised expected start date for construction? I know there is concern in the Knolls and Newman Village neighborhoods regarding the Newman Elementary opening this Fall without the park being finished. The concerns that I'm hearing revolve around the lack of sidewalks leading from these neighborhoods to the school. Is there anyway that the city could install sidewalks in the park area if there is no plan to build the park prior to the school opening this fall?
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Post Number: 658
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 01:42 pm:   

There are plans in place to construct the perimeter walks around the park area as well as a walk that cuts through the park. All indications are that it will be in place prior to school opening.

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Business Development
 

Rick Rogers
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Registered: 02-2014
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 12:58 pm:   

Has the City decided what the updated plan is for Boulder Draw Park?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 492
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2014 - 05:35 pm:   

Mr. Rogers,

Thanks for your note regarding the latest update regarding the Boulder Draw Park site.

Staff actually discussed this item with the Parks and Recreation Board during their August 14, 2014 board meeting.

At that time, we let the Board know that Staff will be bidding the development project within the next 30-45 days.

If that timing holds, we would open bids, analyze the bids submitted and then ask the City Council to consider awarding the project.

Based on that scenario, construction would likely begin in late fall and take approximately 6-9 months to complete. This would give us a chance to take advantage of spring rains to help establish turf at the park.

I hope that this helps. You are more than welcome to contact our office regarding the status of this and we will let you know.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Thanks again for your question,

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
972-292-6510
rwieland@friscotexas.gov

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