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Joe Widner
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Username: Widnerj

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 04:00 pm:   

I've heard on several instances that the city has aided in procuring property and setting up parks within neighborhoods.

Ours has a poorly planned (shaped) lot that the builder is going to put a spec home up to try to "move" it out of inventory, but has also offered to sell it to the neighborhood.

Are there any such programs to aid our neighborhood?

Thx
 

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

Post Number: 196
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 12:30 pm:   

Joe,

Thanks for your note regarding our method of acquiring neighborhood parks in the city. While I am not aware of any program that the City offers in acquiring tracts of land from develoopers for specific neighborhoods, I can tell you that we do pursue acquisition of parkland that is identified on the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan.

Our neighborhood parks are aquired in a way that service areas of between one-half to three-quarters of a mile radius are in place.

In most cases, neighborhood parks actually serve more than one neighborhood developments. The size of these parks that we strive to obtain is typically between 8-10 acres in size and in many instances are adjacent to elementary school sites. This would prevent the City from pursuing smaller tracts such as the one you have described.

In regard to your ability as a neighborhood to obtain a tract from the developer or home builder, this would lie outside of my expertise. I might suggest making contact with Scott Ingalls, with the Planning Department. Scott can be reached by calling 972-335-5580 ext. 157 or through email at singalls@friscotexas.gov

Please let me know if you should have any additional questions.

Thanks,

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


 

Jeremy Hoch
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Username: J_h

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 05:45 pm:   

Speaking of parks, where can I find informaion on the status of the park at Frisco Heights. I'm building a house next to it and the builder told me a park was going to be built there. Thanks.
 

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

Post Number: 197
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 06:56 pm:   

Jeremy,

Thanks for your note regarding the status of the neighborhood park that lies in Frisco Heights along Appaloosa Drive.

This 7.0 acre neighborhood park was acquired in 2003 and master planning for the park will be taking place later this year.

In 2007, funding is currently available for the design and construction plans at the park. Construction should begin in 2007 and be completed within 8-9 months once construction has begun.

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

Thanks,

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

 

John Reyes
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Username: Los_reyes

Post Number: 4
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 07:09 pm:   

Status of Limestone Quarry Park, what are the projected start and completion dates?
 

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

Post Number: 199
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 08:28 am:   

John,

Thanks for your note regarding the development status of Limestone Quarry neighborhood park.

Located adjacent to Isbell Elementary School, this 10 acre neighborhood park was master planned in 2005, with design and construction documents completed in January.

In March, the City Council approved the bid for the park and the contractor should begin mobilization at the site in April. Once begun, construction will continue for a period of about 7-9 months, with an expected completion taking place by January 2007.

Should you have any additional questions regarding this or other park projects, please feel free to let me or our staff know.

Thanks,

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

KM
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Username: Kellyko10

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Sunday, April 02, 2006 - 02:23 pm:   

Hello,
My family will be moving into the Dominion at Pamther Creek in July. We were told there would be an elementary school and city park built by 2007...can you please tell me if this is the correct information or not?
Any info on when the project will be started and completed?
Thank you.
 

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

Post Number: 204
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 12:13 pm:   

KM,

Thank you for your note regarding the park site that we currently refer to as the Dominions neighborhood park. We welcome you and your family to Frisco.

This 6.0 acre neighborhood park is adjacent to a future elementary and was acquired by the City in 2004.

Master planning for the park is scheduled to begin later this year. Once this process has begun, there will be no less than two public meetings to discuss in detail possible park elements that will be included in this master plan.

Development of the park is currently funded for 2007. At that time, design and construction of the park will take place. Depending on when construction actually begins will determine whether or not the project will be completed in 2007 or early 2008.

For more information regarding this or any other park site, please feel free to contact me or our staff.

Thanks again,

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

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