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05 October . 2016

Master planning process for Hollyhock’s next-door neighbor, Northwest Community Park, to start by end of 2016

As the largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities in the United States, Newland appreciates the many benefits of master planning.

That’s one reason we’re so excited that the City of Frisco Parks & Recreation Department intends to start the master planning process for Hollyhock’s next-door neighbor, the 170-acre Northwest Community Park, by the end of 2016.

The process should last six to eight months, according to Kyle Laferney,Park Planning and Capital Projects Superintendent for Frisco.

While there are no details yet about what types of amenities might be added to Northwest Community Park, the careful master-planning phase will ensure that the park’s future development reflects the needs and desires of the Frisco community.

Already, the park is home to two popular attractions for bike enthusiasts, including the eight-mile DORBA Mountain Bike Trail.

Recently named “Best Trail to Pop a Wheelie” by Frisco Style Magazine, this trail has five distinct loops and 650 feet of climbing. It was built by volunteers of the Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association, the Shawnee Trail Cycling Club and the Frisco Cycling Club, in partnership with the City of Frisco.

Opened in 2016, the park’s second attraction is the BMX Pumptrack & Dirt Jump Park. Designed for riders of all ages and skill levels, this 1.5-acre park has a loop of dirt-covered mounds and berms designed for riders of BMX and mountain bikes. It’s one of only three pumptracks in the Metroplex.

In its own master planning for Hollyhock, Newland created a 5.5-mile trail system within the community, as part of 20 acres of amenities overall. This trail system includes connections to Northwest Community Park, to make sure that Hollyhock residents can get the most enjoyment and recreation out of this adjacent green parkland.

Overall, Frisco has 36 public parks and 60 miles of trails – a major reason why the city ranked No. 3 in the Metroplex and No. 5 in Texas on Niche.com’s “2016 Best Places to Raise a Family in Texas” list.