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Lt. Russel A. Steindam Park in Plano reopens following renovations



PLANO, TX – Plano’s Lt. Russell A. Steindam Park is open to the public after months of renovations, a Nov. 24 city press release shared.

Renovations include drainage improvements, a new trail connection, tree removal and replacement, and a new irrigation system for certain areas of the park.

In addition to these renovations, an informational plaque was placed at the park to inform visitors about the Plano native and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient the park is named after. Steindam is Plano’s only Medal of Honor recipient and died at 24 years old when he fell on a grenade to save his fellow soldier’s life on the battlefield in Vietnam, the release said.

The park, located in north central Plano at 4501 Quincy Lane, has a playground, shade pavilion, grill, drinking fountain, picnic tables, hike and bike trail, and open space.

The park was built in 1986 and renamed in 1993, the release said.