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
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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