Flower Mound boasts more than 50 parks, and plans for another park have started.

Officials will soon reveal conceptual design layouts of Trotter Park, to be built on the west side of town.

The details

Layouts will be shown during a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 4 at Flower Mound Town Hall, 2121 Cross Timbers Road. Trotter Park is a 13.11-acre undeveloped park property at 4551 Cross Timbers Road. Over the last few months, town officials and their design consultants, MHS Planning & Design, have gathered public input on the park's future by holding stakeholder meetings, a town hall meeting and an online survey, according to a town news release.

The April meeting is open to the public, and attendees may provide input.

The background

The Trotter Park Master Plan is expected to be complete this summer, town officials said. More information about the project and resident survey results can be found here.

The survey was available from late November to mid-January, and more than 1,700 people responded, town officials said. People were asked a number of questions concerning what they wanted to see in the new park, with trails taking the top spot under active amenities, and restrooms coming in first under passive amenities. Under what specific events or activities people would like offered at Trotter Park, recreational activities were rated first, while community gatherings and special events came in second.

What they’re saying

Chuck Jennings, Flower Mound parks and recreation director, said in an email that town officials have collaborated closely with the town architect to “craft a design that addresses diverse needs. Despite Trotter Park's modest 13-acre size, we've worked diligently to balance amenities while preserving ample green space for everyone to cherish.”

Jennings said he was “thrilled by the overwhelming response” from the community on the survey, which has provided officials an “abundance of fantastic ideas for shaping Trotter Park's design.” The survey is considered along with guidance from Flower Mound’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan and the other public input methods. Town staff will gather further input April 4 and hope to secure final approval of the plan by the Flower Mound Town Council in June.