The future of Leonard and Helen Johns Park in Flower Mound is being examined as town officials seek to create a master plan for the park.

On June 3, Flower Mound Town Council approved a professional services agreement for $75,750 with design consultant MHS Planning & Design LLC for the master-planning of the park.

The background

Located at 1850 Timber Creek Road, the park was originally known as Community Center Park and was acquired in 1985, according to a Town Council agenda. The park was renamed in 1990 after Leonard Johns, the former parks board chair and council member. His wife's name, Helen, was added in 2019.

In a memo, town officials said the park has been “incrementally improved throughout the years but has never received a proper master plan.” Amenities include parking, four tennis courts, a pond with a fountain, a picnic pavilion and paved trails. Officials also said with the recent addition of Lewisville ISD's Timbercreek Elementary School property immediately adjacent to the park, now was an “opportune time” to develop a master plan with input from the community.

Zooming in

In an email, Chuck Jennings, the town's parks and recreation director, said individual parks don’t necessarily have to have parks master plans, but they typically do. The plan for Leonard and Helen Johns Park will take around six months to complete, Jennings added.

Public meetings will be held at a future date, Jennings said.

“A schedule has not been developed yet, but the town will put out a [promotion] plan to make sure the public is aware of any upcoming meetings,” Jennings said. “The survey and floodplain studies are going to take place before we start engaging public comment.”

The details

Town staff will work with MHS Planning & Design LLC to develop a master plan document based on feedback from Flower Mound residents. The scope of the agreement includes:
  • Visits to the site and analysis of the existing conditions
  • A survey and base map of the site topography
  • Study of the site hydrology
  • Public engagement meetings with residents, parks board members and council officials
  • Interactive online engagement
  • Preparation of preliminary conceptual layouts
  • Final conceptual layout/design documentation based on feedback received during the public engagement sessions.
A cost estimate for future construction will also be developed based on this final conceptual plan, the agenda memo stated.