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Randall Warren
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Username: Swtiques

Post Number: 20
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 11:23 am:   

I understand from Rick Wieland in a prior post, that Southwest Community Park will begin construction this month or next & will take 12-14 months to complete. Any updates on when 4th Army Road will begin construction?
 

Geoffrey Davis
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Username: Geoffrey_davis

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 09:39 am:   

I also wonder, will they keep and expand that mt bike loop they have there?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 273
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 10:53 am:   

Geoffrey,

Thanks for the note regarding the mountain bike loop that we have at B.F. Phillips Community Park and what its future status will be.

When we entered into an agreement with the Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association (DORBA), we were hopeful that the trail would be popular with residents and maintained on a regular basis by DORBA. To this date in time, we have been disappointed by the maintenance of the trail and have not determined how long the trail will be left in place. We have also been challenged by motorcyclists and others who have driven into the park and traveled towards the lake causing damage and erosion to the southern portion of the park and towards private property.

As Phillips Community Park continues to develop, we will assess this more closely and see whether or not this particular trail will be left in place or relocated to a more suitable location.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any additional questions about this and we will be more than happy to update you with our latest information.

Sincerely,

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
972-292-6500
rwieland@friscotexas.gov
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 274
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 08:13 am:   

Randall,

In regard to your note about the construction of 4th Army Memorial, I can tell you that a small section of the road will be paved as a part of the first phase construction of B.F. Phillips Community Park.

Timing for full construction of the roadway is a little bit out of our expertise and would likely be better addressed by our Engineering Department.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any additional questions.

Thanks again for your interest.

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
972-292-6500
rwieland@friscotexas.gov
 

Matt Richardson, EIT
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Username: Matt_richardson

Post Number: 21
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 08:43 am:   

Randall,

4th Army Memorial Road is planned to be a minor thoroughfare (4-lanes divided) according to the City's Thoroughfare Plan. As of this time, no funds have been allocated as part of the Roadway Capital Improvement Program for this project. We anticipate the construction will occur as development occurs along the roadway.

The road will be reconstructed to two lanes of concrete pavement from Timber Ridge Drive south to the main park entrance as part of the park project. The remainder of the road between Lebanon and Stonebrook will be resurfaced with asphalt pavement as part of this project to improve access to the park.

Thanks,

Matt Richardson, EIT
Engineering Services Department
 

Chuck Brown
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Username: Csb001

Post Number: 11
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 10:40 am:   

Ever since moving to Frisco and hearing about 4th Army Memorial Road, I've wondered about it's origin. Can you shed any light on how it was named?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 381
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 04:48 pm:   

Chuck,

With special thanks to former Mayor Bob Warren, as well as long time resident and former FISD Board of Trustee member Charlie Pearson, here is some of the information that they could pass on regarding the road's history.

Evidently Fourth Army Memorial Road was named decades ago, probably just prior to World War II by a Collin County Sherriff given the responsibility of naming County roads at the time.

While not directly associated with Frisco, the the Fourth Army [the 'A-Plus' Army"] was activated in 1932 and was very active throughout World War II in the Pacific Theater.

With its history preserved, the Fourth Army was actually consolidated with the Fifth Army in 1971 to form the Fifth Army in Fort Sam Houston Texas.

I hope that this has helped to provide some insight to your question.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to let me know.

Thanks again for your question and interest.

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
972-292-6500
rwieland@friscotexas.gov
 

David Daniel
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Username: Daved9313

Post Number: 5
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 11:43 am:   

Can you tell me exactly where the access point is for the mountain bike loop at B.F. Phillips Community Park? I would like to check it out as I often go to Erwin Park this might be a good change up.
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 383
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 02:36 pm:   

David,

Thanks for sending your note regarding the former Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association (DORBA)trail that was located at B.F. Phillips Community Park.

DORBA opted not to renew commitment for the off-road trail that was located in the BF Phillips Park. The trail has reverted back to its natural state and is no longer available.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to let me know.

Thank you

Dudley Raymond
Parks CIP and Business Development Superintendent
972-292-6502
draymond@friscotexas.gov

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