Flower Mound officials have announced that a new park’s opening has been delayed.

The opening of Canyon Falls Park, which was originally scheduled for early summer, has been delayed because of issues with the contractor’s performance, town officials stated in a news release on the Flower Mound website. Flower Mound officials are actively working with the contractor, the contractor’s bonding company and the town’s legal team to “address the situation and expedite the completion of the project.”

The overview

Canyon Falls Park is located at 6425 Stonecrest Road in the Canyon Falls development. It will be the second park in town with a splash pad; Heritage Park has the other splash pad.

The backstory

The 10.5-acre park property for Canyon Falls Park was acquired through the parkland dedication ordinance in the Canyon Falls development, Community Impact previously reported. It is a $3.1 million project with the majority of funding coming from the developer’s park development fees. Operations and maintenance expenses will come from the parks department budget.

How we got here

The decision to delay the opening of the park was made after “careful consideration of the quality and safety standards we strive to uphold for our community,” city officials stated on the town website. “We’re committed to holding the contractor accountable for their responsibilities and ensuring the park is completed to the highest standards.”

In an email, Melissa Demmitt, communications director for the town, said officials would not elaborate for now on the statement about the delay in the release. Demmitt said a date for the opening of the park is still being determined.

“We understand the anticipation and excitement surrounding the park's opening, and we share your disappointment over the delay,” the town release stated. “We assure you that we are making every effort to expedite the resolution of these issues and complete the park as soon as possible. In the meantime, we’ll provide regular updates on the progress and expected opening date as more information becomes available.”

Park elements include:

  • A shaded splash pad
  • A large, nature-themed playground
  • A full-size basketball court
  • Fitness equipment
  • Heavily wooded landscaping
  • Parking
  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • A reservable pavilion