(November 8, 2013) Youth sport is a big part of life in Frisco, so City Council on Tuesday approved plans for adding more space to play and practice at community parks.
The Council approved a contract for $622,038 to construct landscape and screening at Independence Parkway Practice Site. C. Green Scaping was hired for the project, which is expected to take three to four months to complete.
The practice site will provide a variety of youth sports teams with an added practice facility. The area will help alleviate crowding at neighborhood parks and other open spaces, resulting from Frisco’s continuing population growth. The new space also will replace areas at Harold Bacchus Community Park that are designated for new baseball fields and cricket pitches.
The site includes about 12 acres of flat open space. It will be irrigated, have sidewalks and a drop-off area. Parking will be shared with existing Frisco Independent School District facilities.
Tennis players also are getting a new place to practice their backhand. The City Council agreed to a $22,000 contract with David McCaskill Design Group for landscape architecture and engineering design services for the tennis courts at Warren Sports Complex.
"The additional tennis courts being constructed at Warren will help meet the ever expanding tennis needs we see in Frisco," said Dudley Raymond, parks planning manager for City of Frisco. "Tennis is becoming more popular, and these courts will provide a place for people to learn the sport and play."
The expansion will raise the number of lighted courts in the park from two to four. The consultant also will design plans for eventually adding four more courts to the park, and repairing and resurfacing tennis courts throughout Frisco. The project should be completed in about three months.