Monday, July 15, 2024

Splash pad to open soon at Flower Mound park

Heritage Park Splash Pad (photo courtesy of Flower Mound Parks and Rec).

A Flower Mound park is getting close to opening a new splash pad.

The Flower Mound Parks and Recreation Department shared on its Facebook page this week photos of the new splash pad at Heritage Park, which is a major part of the town’s renovation project of the park, which began in 2011 and is not yet done.

The splash pad will be the highlight of a grand opening at Heritage Park, 600 Spinks Road, currently planned for April 29. It is part of third of four phases of park renovations.

The Phase 1 amenities included a pavilion, restrooms, Fort Wildflower Playground, an entry monument, amphitheater pad and major parking lot spaces of about 15 acres.

Phase 2 was divided into two sections: A– included the Hound Mound dog park and related features with approximately 10 acres of total amenities; and, B– the pond and boardwalk up front, a waterfall, 11 picnic stations and related parking for approximately five acres.

Phase 3 has the splash pad, a dry creek bed, bio-swales and shade structures.

At a recent Town Council meeting, Parks and Recreation Director Chuck Jennings presented details for the Phase 4 project, which include: a trellis shade structure, five wildflower-mix seeding stations, a nature observation platform, a sundial entry circle with an entry sign, a Wildlife Encounter area and an 18-basket Disc Golf Course with a map, trash receptacles and benches, as well as three culvert crossings and a low-water crossing along the trail.

Construction on Phase 4 is set to begin in April with an expected completion in November.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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