Cottonwood Park redesign in McKinney to include interactive fountain, food truck parking

This conceptual rendering shows what Cottonwood Park will look like once construction is complete. (Rendering courtesy city of McKinney)
This conceptual rendering shows what Cottonwood Park will look like once construction is complete. (Rendering courtesy city of McKinney)

This conceptual rendering shows what Cottonwood Park will look like once construction is complete. (Rendering courtesy city of McKinney)

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This conceptual rendering shows what Cottonwood Park will look like once construction is complete. (Rendering courtesy city of McKinney)
Construction at Cottonwood Park has begun, and upon completion, the park will include a pavilion, an interactive fountain, a plaza, an interactive garden walk and food truck parking, among other features.

“This particular project is part of a collection of work aimed at upgrading our parks system east of Hwy 75,” Parks & Recreation Director Michael Kowski said in an email.

The $3.1 million Cottonwood Park redesign project is funded through parkland dedication fees as well as through the McKinney Community Development Corp., Kowski said.

Work on the park, which is located at 212 McMakin St., McKinney, began in April and is expected to finish before the end of the year. The renovations were outlined in the McKinney 2017 Parks Master Plan, Kowski said. The plan was developed with guidance from various public input meetings. Cottonwood Park was identified among 10 parks in McKinney that would benefit from renovations. The other parks are North Park, Mary Will Craig Park, Murphy Park, Wattley Park, Finch Park, Old Settlers Park, Towne Lake Park, E.A. Randles Park and Katherine B. Winniford Park.

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Editor's note: A previous version of this article stated that a Nancy Lieberman Dream Court would be included in the renovations. That information was incorrect and a different multi-use court will be installed instead.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.