Northwest Community Park is making progress toward a groundbreaking date—and a projected summer 2026 grand opening—after a thorough planning and design process, officials said.

“We’re there,” Mayor Jeff Cheney said.

Frisco City Council members directed city staff to send the parks project out to bid during an April 16 work session meeting.

The designs still need some minor updates, but as long as the bids go out in the next two months, the park should open ahead of the June 2026 World Cup, said Conners Ladner, a principal with Design Workshop Inc.

“I look forward to seeing [Northwest Park] actually come to fruition,” council member Bill Woodard said.

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Plans for the park changed direction in December when council was asked to reject all bids and reassess what should be included in the then-$50 million project.

After some updates over the following four months, including limiting the overlook to one story instead of two and reconfiguring the running trails to support a 5K run, Northwest Community Park is ready for the next steps, Parks and Recreation Director Shannon Coates said.

“We feel like we have achieved what was directed for us to achieve,” Coates said.

Plans for Northwest Community Park include:
  • A welcome plaza
  • Food truck parking
  • A splash pad
  • A toddler playground
  • An amphitheater lawn
  • An adventure playground
  • Picnic areas
  • A bike skills track
  • Native gardens
  • A children’s pavilion
  • A discovery garden
  • A dog park
  • A prairie lookout
  • An all-weather bike loop
  • Gravity flow trails
  • Loop trails
City staff and design consultants had been working with residents through multiple public input surveys and stakeholder discussions since the project was first announced in summer 2020.

“This is how it should be done,” council member Angelia Pelham said.