Flower Mound upgrades parks, playgrounds

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The recently-upgraded Bluebonnet Park in Flower Mound has a wildflower theme.

When it comes to parks and playgrounds, Flower Mound does not play around.

The Flower Mound Parks and Recreation Division has updated and renovated many of its playgrounds and parks over the past year.

A grand opening celebration for Heritage Park, Phase IV at 600 Spinks Rd. was held on March 30. The improvements include an 18-basket disc golf course, multipurpose trial, wildlife encounter nature trail with 12 life-size bronze sculptures, educational panels at the kiosk, plaza, wildflower meadow, decorative entry circle and additional parking.

The tree house-themed upgrades to Stone Creek Park, located at 1400 Fuqua Drive, were recently completed.

Gaston Park playground, located at 2499 College Parkway, was recently updated to feature a Fire/Rescue theme with a 2-5 year-old play structure, a 5-12 year-old play structure, independent play pieces and swings.

Glenwick Park playground, located at 4100 Weldon Drive, was updated with a locomotive theme and includes a 2-12 year-old play structure, independent play pieces and swings. The swing area will receive a four-post shade structure this spring. The surfacing in the swing area is a combination of a colorful rubber with a train track design and synthetic turf.

Spring Meadow Park, located at 4001 Spring Meadow Lane, is a Wild West-themed playground with a play structure for 2-5 year-olds, a 5-12 year-old play structure, swings and a large net climber/merry-go-round. This playground also has several benches around the perimeter of the play area with umbrella shade over them.

Oak Park, located at 1015 Wood Creek Drive, opened in February 2018. It is themed after the Flower Mound Police Department with custom logos and colorful surfacing with a caution tape design. The 2-5 year-old play area has a large police car spring rider that can even accommodate wheelchairs. This playground also has some independent play pieces and swings. The entire playground is covered with a large four post, fabric shade structure.

Bluebonnet Park, located at 1801 Park View Drive, has a Wildflower theme with a focus on Bluebonnets. It contains a 2-5 year-old play structure, a 5-12 year-old play structure, independent play pieces, and fully shaded swings.

Grove Park, located at 3901 Braxton Lane received a ship-themed makeover complete with a 2-12 year-old play structure, swings and shade over the entire playground.

Three playgrounds–located at Lakewood, Thrush West and Gerault parks– will receive updates this year. Construction will be completed by early fall, according to a town news release.

For more information about Flower Mound parks, visit flower-mound.com/parks.

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    Howard Griffiths

    Great job, Kari and your team for improving our lovely FloMo. Fabulous job(s) going on.Sue and Howard

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