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FriscoJoe
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2006 - 09:51 am:   

Will the park plans that go before the city council on Oct 3 be available online?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 248
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2006 - 06:55 pm:   

Frisco Joe,

Thanks for your note. As you know, the following park master plans will be considered by the City Council during their October 3rd meeting for approval.

* Vivian Stark McCallum neighborhood park
* Tuscany Meadows neighborhood park
* Coyote Crossing neighborhood park; and
* Foncine Settlement neighborhood park

Should the City Council approve these master plans as submitted, staff will provide these plans online as soon as possible. Should there be any changes or revisions requested by the City Council, these master plans would be posted online as soon as these revisions were done.

Typically, park master plans can be found at the Parks and Recreation Department web page http://www.friscotexas.gov/departments/Parks_Recreation/index.aspx?id=1272

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to let me or our staff know.

Thanks again for your interest.

Sincerely,

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
972-335-5517
rwieland@friscotexas.gov
 

Kenneth J Collins
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Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Monday, October 02, 2006 - 10:36 am:   

Will Frisco have a dedicated dog park anytime soon?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 250
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, October 02, 2006 - 03:32 pm:   

Kenneth,

Thanks for your note regarding the possibility of developing a dog park facility within our parks and recreation system.

While the Parks and Recreation Board has discussed this on numerous occasions over the past several years, there currently is no funding identified for the acquisition of land and subsequent development or the development of existing property to be developed as a dog park facility.

While this will likely come up again during the next year, I do not anticipate the development of such a facility within the next 2-3 years.

One factor that would likely accelerate this project would be a possible public-private partnership to help defray the cost of such a facility. It is estimated that funding the amount of $500,000 to $600,000 would be necessary to develop a 5 acre site, not including possible land acquisition. We have had some interest in this, but nothing concrete at this point in time.

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

Thanks,

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
972-335-5517
rwieland@friscotexas.gov
 

FriscoJoe
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 11:15 am:   

Rick,
What was the result of the city council meeting on oct 3? Were the park plans approved? If so, when might we see the plans on the web site? I am specifically interested in Tuscany Meadows.

Thanks...
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 254
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 04:52 pm:   

FriscoJoe,

Thanks for your note regarding the master plans that the City Council considered during their October 3, 2006 meeting. On that date, all four of the parks master plans that were considered were all approved.

This included the master plans for the Tuscany Meadows, Vivian Stark McCallum, Coyote Crossing and Foncine Settlement neighborhood parks.

All of the consultants that helped to design the master plan concepts for these parks are currently in the process of completing electronic files for them so that we can post them accordingly on our web site.

I anticipate having these placed on our web site within the next couple of weeks.

If you should have any additional questions, please feel free to let me or our staff know.

Thanks,

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
972-335-5517
rwieland@friscotexas.gov
 

J Reddy
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 01:40 pm:   

Hello Rick,
Any update on when the Master Plan for the Tuscany Meadows park, will be uploaded on to the website?

Thanks.

(Message edited by admin on November 21, 2006)
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 260
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 09:03 am:   

J Reddy,

Thanks for the reminder about not only the Tuscany Meadows park master plan but also all of the recently approved master plans approved in October by the City Council.

We have received the master plan and our staff will be in a position to place these master plans on the web site this next week.

I apologize for the delay. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me or our staff.

Thanks,

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
972-335-5517
rwieland@friscotexas.gov
 

J Reddy
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 03:46 pm:   

Rick,
wanted to find out when the plan for the Tuscany meadows park would be uploaded and also if you have a start date for the park development.

Thanks
 

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

Post Number: 262
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 02:59 pm:   

J Reddy,

Thanks for your note regarding the Tuscany Meadows neighborhood park site. Since your note, our staff was able to have the master plan for the park posted onto the Parks and Recreation Department website.

The master plan can be found at the following location. http://www.friscotexas.gov/uploadedFiles/Departments/Parks_Recreation/Tuscany_Ma sterplan_BW.pdf

Development of the park is currently scheduled to take place in 2007, but we should be confirming that within the next couple of months.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
972-335-5517
rwieland@friscotexas.gov
 

jason hoxsey
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2006 - 10:41 am:   

Anything new on the park by Lone Star Ranch?
Thank You
 

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

Post Number: 265
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2006 - 05:53 pm:   

Jason,

Thanks for your note about the park near Lone Star Ranch. The construction bids for the B.F. Phillips Community Park that is located at the SW corner of 4th Army Memorial Drive and Timber Ridge Drive were submitted last week.

Based on this, I anticipate that the contractor should start construction in January or early February of this coming year. Once begun, I anticipate that construction will take approximately 12-14 months to complete.

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

Thanks again for your question and interest.

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and CIP Superintendent
972-292-6500
draymond@friscotexas.gov
 

Ed Thompson
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2006 - 12:39 pm:   

What about Foncine, too? Thanks.
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 266
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 05:54 pm:   

Mr. Thompson,

I apologize for the delay in getting back to you about the posting of the Foncine Settlement neighborhood park.

In speaking to our Communications Department, it appears that the master plan should be posted by this next week.

We will follow up on this next week. Should you have any questions regarding this or other matters, please let me or our staff know.

Sincerely,

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

Ed Thompson
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 04:36 pm:   

Great. Thanks. I see that it has been posted.

When is construction slated to begin? Thanks again.
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
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Post Number: 352
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 03:56 pm:   

We are finalizing the construction documents this week. I would anticipate actual construction should begin by March, with construction completed by the end of the summer.

Thanks
Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and CIP Superintendent
 

Brian C
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Post Number: 91
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 09:51 am:   

What is planned in this budget for hikd / bike trails?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 269
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:18 am:   

Brian C,

Thanks for your note regarding what hike and bike trail projects are planned for this year.

Our staff has several different hike and bike trail projects that are either in the process of being planned or will be developed over the next year.

In addition to these projects, our staff works throughout the year on possible future connections and trail systems that can be implemented in the future. Many of these are in coordination with developers and land owners that are developing property or have tracts in areas identified in our hike and bike trail master plan.

We will also be revising our Hike and Bike Trail Master Plan in FY¡¦07. Work is expected to begin in late Spring 07 and will take approximately 7-9 months to complete.

Trail projects that are funded for FY¡¦07 include:

College Parkway Trail - expanding trail along College Parkway northward to and north of Shepherds Glen neighborhood park

Trail connections at Ohio near Preston Ridge Campus

Trail connection for Panther Creek and Dominion developments

Looking at means to provide a future trail connection in the northern section of city from Independence Parkway towards Custer Road

Obtaining easement necessary to provide trail connection from Custer Road to Ashley Elementary

Stewart Creek Trail - Design and initial construction of trail expansion from Beavers Bend Park to B.F. Phillips Community Park

Trails are also a part of park development projects that take place during the year. Two of the largest such parks will be Harold Bacchus Community Park and B.F. Phillips Community Park.

Bacchus Community Park is currently in the second phase of construction and includes concrete trails through the 79 acre park. Phillips Community Park should begin its first phase of development within the next month and it too will include concrete trails as a part of its development.

I hope that this helps describe some of the projects that are in process at this time. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to let me know.

Sincerely,

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

Victor Alvarez
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 07:12 pm:   

Hi Rick,

Do you know if they will be starting construction on the Vivian Stark Mccallum park next month?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 270
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 04:51 pm:   

Victor,

I believe that the design review for the plans on Vivian Stark McCallum neighborhood park are at approximately the 90% stage.

Once reviewed and revised as necessary, the consultant should provide final review of the project within the next month. The project should then be bid out during the end of February or early March. Once bids are recieved and approved by the City Council, I would anticipate that construction would begin about thirty (30) days after that time.

Based on that information, I would anticipate that construction would begin in late March or early April.

If you have any additional questions regarding this, please let me know.

Thanks,

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

libbie reed
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 11:03 pm:   

Are there any plans for a splash (water) park for children in any of the area parks? I heard the BF Phillips is supposed to have one, but I didn't see it in the plans.
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 275
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 11:08 am:   

Libbie,

Thanks for your note regarding water spray grounds in our parks system.

We currently have two water spray grounds in a couple of our neighborhood parks. These would be found at Shepherds Glen neighborhood park http://www.friscotexas.gov/uploadedFiles/Departments/Parks_Recreation/Shepherd_G len_Park_MP.pdf
near the Childrens Play area, and at JR Newman Neighborhood Park http://www.friscotexas.gov/uploadedFiles/Departments/Parks_Recreation/JR_Newman_ MP.pdf

In regard to B.F. Phillips Community Park, we actually do have a spray ground park identified in the master plan, but it is located in an area that is currently not highlighted in the following plan: http://www.friscotexas.gov/uploadedFiles/Departments/Parks_Recreation/Southwest_ MP.pdf

The spray ground is located just South and west of of the tennis courts, parking and concession facility found in the mid section of the park. This facility would likely be developed in a future phase of development that has not yet been defined.

Depending on drought conditions, these facilities would typically be open from morning to early evening late May through September. Water jets are activated by sensors found at the spray ground locations and typically run for about 4 to 5 minutes before requiring reactivation.

I hope that this has been helpful for you. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to let me or our staff know.

Thanks again for your note and interest.

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

FriscoJoe
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 09:55 pm:   

Is there a schedule set for the construction of the Tuscany Meadows park?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 277
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 04:45 pm:   

Dear Frisco Joe,

Thanks for your note regarding the construction schedule for the Tuscany Meadows neighborhood park site.

Construction plans for this neighborhood park have been completed and bidding of the project is expected to take place during the month of March. Once bids are open, staff will review these and if acceptable, will take this to the City Council for their consideration. This will likely occur during the month of April, with construction likely to begin about 30-45 days after Council's acceptance.

Based on this, I would anticipate that construction will begin in late May and continue for a period of between 7-9 months, once begun.

I hope that this helps to clarify some of the details about the Tuscany Meadows park site. If you should have any additional questions regarding this, please let us know.

Sincerely,

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

Ed Thompson
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Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 11:08 pm:   

Is the Foncine park on schedule as in Curt's comments from 1-3-07? Thanks.
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 278
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 04:56 pm:   

Ed,

I believe that the time frame in which staff thought that the Foncine Settlement park would be constructed is pretty close to the estimated time mentioned in January.

The public bidding of this park appears prepared to be done during the month of March. If the bids are acceptable, staff would then come before the City Council for their approval in April.

This would allow for initial construction to commence in the spring of 2007 and be completed by the fall of 2007.

Please feel free to let me or our staff know if you have any further questions.

Thanks again for your note and interest.

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

Kendall Meade
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Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 01:28 pm:   

When will Grand Park construction begin?
 

Hunters Creek resident
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Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 12:30 pm:   

When Limestone Quarry Park was being planned it was agreed that there was to be open spaces/fields where families could play catch or throw a ball around. However, that is not what was constructed. The "open spaces" are not flat. They are undulating fields where no one can play ball or fly a kite.

Additionally, there was supposed to be an area for soccer fields (per the Frisco Soccer association website). Where is that going to be?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 288
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 03:54 pm:   

Hunters Creek Resident,

Thanks for your note. In regard to your question about flat areas of the park, I would tell you that there are several “flat” areas in the park.

The first being an area on the other side of the parking lot. It is not completely level but more than suitable for a number of activities. Another area within the park can be found below the playground.

I can also say that during the construction of the park there was significantly more rock than would have been reasonably anticipated.

Due to this a berm was constructed on the north side of the park.

In regard to your question about possible soccer fields at the park, I believe that the master plan approved for the park does not show any field deliniations http://www.friscotexas.gov/uploadedFiles/Departments/Parks_Recreation/Limestone_ Quarry_MP.pdf
Even though that is the case, there are areas within the park that can accomodate practice activities at Limestone Quarry.

If you have an interest, I would be more than willing to sit down and help explain this process to you in more detail.

Please feel free to contact me at any time.


Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and CIP Superintendent
972-292-6500
draymond@friscotexas.gov
 

William Yiu
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 11:57 pm:   

Any updates regarding Foncine Settlement Park? When will the bids go before city council for approval?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 292
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 04:28 pm:   

William,

Thank you for your note regarding the latest status of the Foncine Settlement neighborhood park.

As mentioned in an earlier posting, we bid out the development of the Foncine Settlement neighborhood park last month. In reviewing the lone bid that was submitted, the proposed bid on the park exceeded our construction budget by a significant amount.

Due to that fact, staff made a conscious decision to re-bid this project in hope that more contractors would submit a bid and fall within our budget for the project.

That re-bid is currently underway and should be ready for public opening later this month. Once that has occured, our staff will review this material and see if lies within the proposed budget for the park or if any value engineering is required.

If the park is bid in a manner that is within our fiscal constraints, then we would take this to the City Council for their consideration and approval, hopefully at some point in June.

Should you have any additional questions on this, please feel free to let me know.

Thanks,

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

Ed Thompson
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Post Number: 12
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Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 09:58 pm:   

Did the other parks up for bid fall within the scope of the budget?

Exactly how much over budget was the bid?

Are the other parks proceeding that were in the same time frame as Foncine?

Thanks.
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 296
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 01:38 pm:   

Ed,

Thanks for your note.

Specifically to your question, the other projects we put out to bid have all came in under budget.

This project came in about 13 percent over budget. That coupled with the fact that we only received one bid, I was not prepared to recommend to City Council that the City was getting the best value possible. I have talked to several companies that are looking at bidding the project this time around.

You are never able to tell exactly what will happen until the bids are received but I would anticipate the prices to come down. The other projects with the exception of Tuscany are moving forward. We have combined Tuscany and Foncine as one project.

Should you have any additional questions regarding this, please feel free to let me know.

Thanks again for your note and interest.

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and CIP Superintendent
972-292-6500
draymond@friscotexas.gov
 

frisco lablover
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Posted on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 10:50 am:   

Mr. Weiland,

I see that Foncine Settlement Park is going infront of council for approvement... has it been approved yet and when will they start building it? Thank you!
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 315
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Posted on Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 12:28 pm:   

Frisco Lablover,

Thanks for your note regarding the development schedule for the Foncine Settlement Park site. The City Council did approve and award the bid for the park during their May 15, 2007 Council meeting.

Over the next 30-45 days, the contractor will obtain necessary bonds for the project and execute their contract prior to mobilizing their crews for work to begin.

Based on this, I would anticipate that construction would begin within in June and be completed in late fall.

Should you have any additional questions, please let me know.

Thanks again for your note and questions.

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

Simon Martin
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 03:04 pm:   

I live in the Dominion at Panther Creek, and was wondering about the new park that is being built in this community. It looks like mainly the school portion and the lots for new homes are being constructed. Do you have an updated timeline as to when the construction on the actual park will begin?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 06:14 pm:   

Simon,

Thanks for your question regarding the construction status for the neighborhood park located in the Dominion development.

The actual name for the park is Coyote Crossing and the City Council approved the bid for the park's construction in May. Since that time, the contractor has been finalizing their contract with the City and are preparing to mobilize their workforce for the development of the park.

Work on the park should begin within the next 2-3 weeks and will continue for 6-8 months once commenced. The work you are currently observing is from work on the elementary school and the adjacent homes.

Should you have any additional questions about the park, please feel free to let me or any of our staff know.

Thanks again for your note and interest.

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

FriscoJoe
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Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 07:56 am:   

You mentioned that the Tuscany Meadows park has been combined with the Foncine park project. Does that mean that it will also begin construction in June?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 317
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 01:03 pm:   

Frisco Joe,

Thanks for your note regarding the status of the Tuscany Village neighborhood Park.

As mentioned in some previous reports, bids were resubmitted and opened in early May and the bid award was submitted to the City Council for their consideration on May 15, 2007. With the item being approved at that meeting, the contractor is in the process of finalizing bonds, executing their contract and mobilizing their work crews.

Based on this, I would anticipate that construction of the park would commence in late June and continue for a 6-8 month process. This would provide for a completion date in the winter of 2008.

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to let me or our staff know.

Thanks again for your note and interest.

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

Chuck Brown
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Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 01:20 pm:   

I can see construction currently underway at the B.F. Phillips Community Park location.

On the Frisco Parks website, there are two B.F. Phillips plans on display.

http://www.ci.frisco.tx.us/departments/Parks_Recreation/index.aspx?id=1272

“Phase I” which includes only the Baseball / Softball Complex
“Overall” which includes the Field Area A & B

Also, on the “Overall” plan, it shows Sports Courts, Nature Trails, and a Spray Ground. But, these areas are “grayed-out”.

Can you detail exactly what is currently under construction? The baseball/softball complex? The field areas? Or, both?

Also, are you able to provide a timeline when construction of the “grayed-out” area will begin?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 327
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Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 01:14 pm:   

Chuck,

Thank you for your note regarding B.F. Phillips Community Park.

In regard to your questions, the plan that is labeled as Phase 1 is what is currently under construction. It includes the ball fields, the infrastructure, parking, and plaza improvements etc.

Due to the rain we experienced during most of this past spring, the schedule has been pushed back significantly. The other plan shows the remainder of the elements within the park.

Frisco had the parks consultant, Carter and Burgess revise a portion of the original master plan several years ago. They chose to designate what they revised versus the previous consultant by showing the previous work in the grey tone.

The Frisco Community Development Corporation (FCDC) has discussed funding a future phase of the project but they have not allocated funds for it as of yet. The amount of funds allocated for the next phase will dictate what can be constructed in Phase 2.

Please feel free to contact me if you have additional questions.

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

Victor Alvarez
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Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 10:02 pm:   

The Vivian Stark McCallum appears to be around 90% complete, are they planning to open it this year or is it still schedule for 2008 opening?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 328
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Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 04:20 pm:   

Victor,

Thanks for your note. As you have probably noticed, there has been quite a bit of progress that has taken place at Vivian Stark McCallum park over the past month.

Based on this progress, I do believe that the park will be substantially complete before the end of the year. Over the next 30-45 days, you will see the completion of the installation of the irrigation and the establishment of grass on the park site.

Additionally, there will be completion of other park related construction during that time. Unless this work is hindered by inclement weather during this time, I believe it will be completed prior to January.

Please let me know if you should have any additional questions regarding the park's construction.

Thanks again for your note and interest.

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

Carolyn
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Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 06:54 pm:   

When Falcon Fields was constructed, we were told the reason that some items had to be eliminated was due to the fact that Frisco required Art Work to be included with all new park.

Falcon Field has now been open for some time now, but yet I still see no art work. What is the status on this?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - 03:08 pm:   

Carolyn,

I don’t recall making that statement. We had carried a line item for the Art in the original budget numbers and it was considered an integral part of the project.

The Art was created by Robin Brailsford and was called the “Book of Days”. It was a series of Tile mosaics that are placed in the circular walk west of the pavilion. Theses images were inspired by a 15th Century manuscript called the Sky, Mystery, Myth, and Magic by Jean Pierre Verdt

If you should have any additional questions, please let me know.

Thanks again for your question and interest.


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

Ed Thompson
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Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 08:39 pm:   

Just wanted an update on the Foncine Settlement park. It appears as though the construction has slowed during the past few weeks. Can you let us know what the situation is. Thanks.
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 352
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, October 08, 2007 - 07:28 am:   

Ed,

Thanks for your note about the Foncine Settlement neighborhood park construction.

Unfortunately, the rain earlier in the year caused quite a bit of a delay in the construction of park projects. The contractor is working on several projects within the City currently. These other projects were at a stage of construction that needed the majority of the contractor’s forces.

We spoke to the contractor last week and he assured us that now that those parks have moved forward he will be able to concentrate more personnel on Foncine Settlement starting this week.

You should notice quite a bit or progress on this park over the next month.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Business Development Supt.
972-292-6502
draymond@friscotexas.gov
 

J Reddy
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 12:02 pm:   

I was wondering why the Tuscany Meadows park has such little lighting, there are only two light poles that have been put up. Could some more be added maybe along the perimeter.
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 355
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 10:34 pm:   

J Reddy,

Thanks for your note about the Tuscany Meadows park site. I will ask Dudley Raymond to provide a more detailed answer about the lighting for the park, but one of the factors that influences the amount of lighting in a neighborhood park is the fact that our closing time for neighborhood parks is at sunset and we do not encourage use of our neighborhood parks after dark.

Most lighting that is in place is used as security lighting for areas such as playground systems to help assist possible patrol units in seeing any activity.

Thanks again for your note and please let me or our staff know if you should have any additional questions.

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

Brooks Greger
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2013
Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 - 09:28 pm:   

I am inquiring about the possibility of the city to provide a Park area for people to fly their Remote Control Airplanes. There are several RC Stores in the area and I have seen people flying at many different areas of Frisco; but, it would be very nice to have a dedicated Park to enjoy this activity. What would need to be done in order to look at this possibility?

Thanks
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 471
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 - 01:57 pm:   

Brooks,

Thanks for taking the time to post your question about the possibility of providing parkland for the use of Remote Control Airplanes.

Because of the typical space needed for these specialized uses (sometimes there is a need for 10-20 acres of land needed for larger aircraft and airspace), it can be challenging at best to provide dedicated parkland for this use.

As a result, you will often see these facilities privately owned, such as the North Dallas RC Club, that flies at a site north of US 380.

We have had this discussion with the Parks and Recreation Board and are looking to see if there are potential options to meet this need.

Thanks again for your note and please let me or our staff know if you should have any additional questions.

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

turtleisaac
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Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 - 03:27 pm:   

I personally know a lot of people that would love to see this happen. Is there a way we can help show our interest? Since the airfield was demolished near Warren it's been difficult to find time to drive out to Denton and my understanding is that it's illegal to fly in public parks.
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 472
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 - 02:09 pm:   

Turtleisaac,

Thanks for taking the time to post your question about your support of an area for the use of Remote Control Airplanes.

As I mentioned to Mr. Gregor, this has been a topic of discussion for the Parks and Recreation Board and I am sure that they would be interested in your thoughts on this.

Feel free to come and provide your thoughts at a regular Parks and Recreation Board meeting during the public input agenda item.

All Board meetings are open to the public and provide time for public input to be made. The next meeting of the Parks and Recreation Board will occur on Thursday, October 3, 2013. The meeting takes place at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, within the City Council Chambers adn begins at 6:30 pm.

Thanks again for your note and please let me or our staff know if you should have any additional questions.

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

Sharon robinson
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 11-2013
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 12:59 pm:   

What is the status of the proposed park behind Independence High School? Initial talks said park would be completed possibly by Sept 2014
 

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

Post Number: 484
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:21 am:   

Sharon,

Thanks for your note regarding the proposed park that will be located adjacent to the Independence High School.

The Developer is currently pricing the Park improvements and evaluating bids to ensure it is constructed within budget. Due to some drainage and power issues that the developer discovered, they have not been able to move as fast on their project as they had hoped.

They are scheduled to begin construction of underground utilities as well as receive revised pricing from their vendors on the park improvements later this week.

Based on current estimates by the Developer, the park should be completed by the end of 2014.

Should you have any additional questions regarding this, please don't hesitate to let us know.


Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Business Development Manager
972-292-6502
draymond@friscotexs.gov
 

John Welch
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 05-2011
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 - 02:27 pm:   

When is the North East Community park plans going before the City council? Have any Traffic Impact studies or evaluations been done and are they available to the public?
 

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

Post Number: 491
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2014 - 05:23 pm:   

Mr. Welch,

Thanks for your note regarding the possible timing of our staff bringing the master plan for the Northeast Community Park to the City Council.

I believe that our staff will be bringing the master plan to the City Council once the FY'2015 fiscal year budget is approved by the City Council. The City Council will be considering the overall budget for the City later in September.

Funding for the initial development of the Northeast Community Park is proposed from the Community Development Corporation. Should this be approved, staff would likely then take the master plan for the park to the City Council for consideration as soon as the month of October.

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

Regarding a possible Traffic Impact Study for any development to the park, I would need to refer you to Brian Moen, who is the Assistant Director for Transportation for the Engineering Services Department. Brian can be reached by phone at 972-292-5450 or by email at bmoen@friscotexas.gov

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Thanks again,

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

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