Parks Master Plan

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Susan M. Lee

Planner
970-668-2566
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The Town of Frisco is embarking on a project to develop master plans for four of our community parks: Pioneer, Meadow Creek, Walter Byron, and the Old Town Hall & Community Center Parks. These plans will guide future investment and improvements. We need feedback from citizens to ensure that these plans reflect the desires of the community.

Background

In the 2019 budget, Town Council approved funds for park improvements. As part of the community outreach process for the Community Plan update, a special public meeting was held on November 7, 2018. This meeting was focused on defining the character, opportunities, and challenges at each of Frisco’s community parks. Outcomes from the meeting included a prioritization for improvements at four parks including: Walter Byron, Meadow Creek, Pioneer Park and Old Town Hall and Community Center Parks. In order to thoughtfully plan for upgrades and improvements, staff is conducting a master planning process for each of these parks. Frisco has contracted with Norris Design to help facilitate the planning process.

Why are Some Parks Not Included?

Major planning efforts for both the Frisco Marina and the Peninsula Recreation Area have taken place over the past couple of years and facility improvements for both of these areas are currently underway.  More information on planning and development at these facilities can be found below:

Three Phases of Parks Master Planning

  1. Community outreach – including public open house meetings and an online survey.
  2. Conceptual design development – where key concepts developed from the public input will be presented to Town Council and the Planning Commission. Staff anticipates presenting the conceptual plans generated from the community outreach and planning process at the June 25, 2019, Town Council work session.
  3. Final design and budgeting – to include details on each park design as well as cost estimates for implementation phasing and budgeting.

How Can You Get Involved?

The Town will be hosting a series of open houses to solicit community input on enhancements for four neighborhood parks.  The open houses will be held on location in order to focus attention on the specific conditions of that park.  Participants will be asked to share their opinion on current facilities and ideas for enhancements.  The meetings will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 pm on four consecutive Wednesdays during the month of May beginning with Pioneer Park on May 8, 2019.

  • May 8, 2019, Pioneer Park at 5th Avenue & Galena Street
  • May 15, 2019, Walter Byron Park at 306 Creekside Drive
  • May 22, 2019, Meadow Creek Park at 828 Meadow Drive (behind Walmart and next to Whole Foods)
  • May 29, 2019,Old Town Hall & Community Center at 110 S. 3rd Avenue

Attend one park event or all four, your ideas for each area are important! As a thank you for your time, for each event you attend, you will be entered into a drawing for a free pontoon boat rental at the Frisco Bay Marina for summer 2019.

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If you can’t make it to one of these park “side” meetings, then please provide your comments and ideas to Susan Lee.