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Highland Village reschedules ‘Walk the Park’ at Copperas Branch

Photo courtesy of the city of Highland Village

The city of Highland Village has rescheduled its “Walk the Park” event with architectural designers at Copperas Branch Park.

Walk the Park was originally scheduled for May 18, but with rainy weather in the forecast, it has been rescheduled for May 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Copperas Branch Park as the city works on plans for the park’s future.

The park, located near Lake Lewisville and I-35E, was used as a staging area for I-35E Express construction from September 2013 to April 2018. After such a long time, it had become overgrown, so the city conducted a prescribed burn and other maintenance before re-opening it to the public in August. The city is currently working on a Master Plan for the park, including the eastern quadrant of Highland Village over to Doubletree Ranch Park.

The plan will provide guidance for the redevelopment of Copperas Branch Park, and the planning process will set a vision for the park by engaging the community to help develop the big idea, according to a news release from the city of Highland Village. The vision will be a framework for the park’s use and development for the next several decades. The framework will allow Highland Village to provide a variety of recreational opportunities in an environmentally sound and sensitive manner. The master plan will have real data and a solid background that can insure feasibility and timely implementation. Together with citizens’ input, the City is working with professional parks and recreation planners and designers to explore options for Coppers Branch Park.

Detailed information and the opportunity to share ideas online can be found at

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

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