GALLERY: The Grove at Frisco Commons opens 30,000-square-foot facility

The Grove at Frisco Commons grand opening took place Jan. 29. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Grove at Frisco Commons grand opening took place Jan. 29. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Grove at Frisco Commons grand opening took place Jan. 29. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney addresses the crowd at the grand opening. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Following the ribbon-cutting, eligible residents and nonresidents alike signed up for memberships at The Grove. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Grove offers a billiards room. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Members can exercise in the fitness center. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Grove offers an art studio. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Membership rates for residents are $5 month-to-month and $50 annually. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Grove at Frisco Commons is located next to Frisco Commons and Bi Centennial parks. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco’s senior population now has access to more activities than ever before.

The Grove at Frisco Commons officially opened its doors Jan. 29 on McKinney Road between Frisco Commons and Bi Centennial parks. The 30,000-square-foot facility is nearly twice the size of the city’s former Senior Center at Frisco Square, which closed in December.

“The finished product of exemplary indoor and outdoor spaces for the 50-plus community has far exceeded my expectation and has been worth the wait,” said Amy Deatherage, chair for the Frisco Parks and Recreation board, at the Jan. 29 grand opening event.

The new center caters to adults 50 years and older. It features billiards, table tennis, a self-serve coffee bar, an art studio, a medical screening consultation room and an aerobic studio with a virtual instructor. The Grove also offers outdoor amenities, such as a covered patio with chairs and lawn games, pickleball and bocce ball courts and a walking trail that connects to the city’s new community garden and Frisco Commons Park.

“This truly is a multigenerational park,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said at the grand opening event. “The Grove [has its] over-50 facility, but also a young [kids'] splash park, the Veterans Memorial and walking trails. This is where the entire community can come and enjoy.”


Seniors can purchase day passes, month-to-month memberships or annual memberships to use the facility. Fees start at $3 per day for Frisco residents. The Grove is open Monday through Saturday.
By William C. Wadsack

William C. Wadsack is editor of the Frisco edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.
By Elizabeth Ucles

Elizabeth is the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Frisco edition. She graduated from St. Edward's University with a degree in Writing and Rhetoric with a journalism concentration and a minor in Spanish in May 2019. Elizabeth covers public and higher education, development and transportation.


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