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J De La
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Username: Jidelaro

Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2011
Posted on Monday, February 06, 2012 - 08:53 pm:   

I live in Panther Creek Estates and Bob White park has no children's play area (i.e. swing set, slide, etc). There are several homes with childern surrounding the park and we all pay our dues for parks in our community. What would it take to have the city install a children's play area in the park? Does it require a petition? Even something small would be greatly appreciated.

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Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 95
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - 11:49 am:   

There are three parks in Panther Creek Estates that are neighborhood parks. Most areas of town only have one for an area this size and the amount of homes in Panther Creek. So as we planned the area, we purposely made the three parks different with different amenities. In all other areas of town, one neighborhood park serves the need for playgrounds. As we look at what items should be placed in what parks, we strive for equality among our parks. We do not want one area of town to have an abundance and another be in deficit. The Mourning Dove park does have children’s play equipment and is easily accessible to the residents.

The PID funds you speak of have been used to purchase PID property and the improvements on it as well as fund a portion of the neighborhood parks. The PID funds did not fund the full cost to develop Mourning Dove, Bob White, or Hummingbird Park. The PID funds that are assessed for maintenance are used to fund maintenance of items on PID property. The City of Frisco funds and maintains the three neighborhood parks.

You are welcome to attend a Parks and Recreation Board meeting and make you wishes known. They meet on the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 in the City Council Chambers. They appreciated public input and they make recommendations as to what projects are funded in future years.

I hope this answers your question.

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning Business Development Manager

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