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02 October . 2017

Fields House and Fields Park: the story behind the names

As you’ve probably heard by now, Fields House is the top destination for fun, fitness and socializing in Hollyhock. Ditto for Fields Park, located right across the street.

Did you know that these great Hollyhock amenities are named in honor of Bert Fields Jr., a prominent North Texas banker, oil man and landowner?

Mr. Fields passed away in 2015, and the approximately 400 acres of land that is now Hollyhock is part of the roughly 6,000 acres of land that he owned in Frisco and Denton County.

At Newland Communities, we strive to preserve the rich history and traditions of the land we develop throughout the United States, while providing healthy living opportunities for our residents. Naming our first major amenities after Mr. Fields is one way we are accomplishing this vision in Hollyhock.

According to the Dallas Business Journal, Mr. Fields assumed a leadership role in his family’s business after his father, Bert Fields Sr., died. At the age of 23, he took care of the family’s oil fields and ranch, and North Dallas Bank & Trust, one of the oldest privately owned banks in Texas, with assets of over $1 billion.

“He was a very wonderful, heart-filled personal friend,” said one friend in the Dallas Business Journal article.

As a beloved member of the Frisco community who played a major role in forging its present-day success, Mr. Fields is a perfect namesake for amenities where new generations of Frisco residents will make memories in the city’s newest community, Hollyhock.