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Here are all the parks and playgrounds Plano is renovating or constructing



PLANO, TX – For Plano residents looking to go outside during the coronavirus outbreak, maintaining at least six feet of distance with others, here’s the link to a list of the city’s parks, and here’s one to the trail system.

Dallas has closed its parks and playgrounds, and Plano could follow suit. Before you go, check the city’s coronavirus news page.

Plano also has dozens of parks and recreation projects underway or under consideration, according to the city. Here are some of them.

Current projects

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve: Plans include new and renovated restrooms.

Bob Woodruff Southeast Trail: Parts of the trail will be relocated and replaced to control erosion.

Carpenter Park North Athletic Field: Construction and renovation for natural and artificial athletic fields, field lighting, restrooms, expanded parking, trails and new playground.

Emergency Trail Marker System: Emergency trail markers are being deployed on the Chisholm Trail to improve trail safety and emergency access as part of a pilot program that will expand to other Plano trails. The city says emergency response teams will be able to determine where to respond and how to best access locations.

Evans Playground: Plans include replacing playground equipment and a pavilion, improving lighting and trails and re-striping the multi-use court.

High Point Park Tennis Center: Renovations include a new two-story pro shop, a new center court, fencing, windscreens, walkways and the playground.

Memorial Park Donor Recognition Plaza: A plaza space for donors to recognize veterans will be constructed.

Oak Point Outdoor Aquatic Facility: There are plans to renovate the outdoor pool at Oak Point Recreation Center.

Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve: Improvements include a new concrete trail, a parking lot, an all-weather restroom, a reservable pavilion, a lawn activities area and a playground.

Old Shepard Place Park Renovation: Renovations include a new playground, drainage improvements, restrooms and field and irrigation improvements.

Plano Transit Village Veloweb: This will connect CityLine and Central Trail in Richardson to downtown Plano.

Russell Creek Park: Renovations involve the playground, walkways, lighting, landscaping and irrigation.

Silver Line Rail Trail (Cottonbelt): Trail connections will be completed in coordination with DART rail improvements from the future 12th Street and Shiloh Road stations.

Stoney Hollow Park: Renovations include spillway repair, new trails, lighting, site furnishings, tree planting and irrigation.

Willowcreek Park: A trail and pedestrian bridge and playground equipment will be replaced. There will be a new picnic shelter.

Windhaven Meadows Park: Certain parts of Windhaven Meadows Park will be closed during February to repair the splash pad and playground.

Haggard Library: Renovation includes updating the existing landscape, the library courts, the main entrance area and a new irrigation system.

Lt. Russell Steindam Park: Landscape renovation includes new trail connections, tree planting, improved practice fields, a basketball court and new irrigation.

Future projects

Bruce Glasscock Park Site: The future park site is 7.11 acres near Legacy Drive on Communications Drive and Water Street.

Los Rios Park: Formerly operated as Los Rios Golf Course, the city purchased the land in 2014 with grant help from Collin County.

Moore Park Site: The future site for athletic fields is on 119 acres.

South Central Park Site: The future community park site is on 58.91 acres at Park Boulevard and Alma Drive.