Northeast Community Park opens in Frisco with city's first skate park

Skaters and cyclists of all ages use the new skate park.

Skaters and cyclists of all ages use the new skate park.

Skaters of all ages are trying out Frisco's first skate park at its newest community park.

The city held a grand opening ceremony Saturday at the new Northeast Community Park, located at 2895 Honey Grove Drive, Frisco. City leaders, city staff, residents and visitors commemorated the celebration with a ribbon cutting.

"This is a true definition of a community park, where it brings everyone together," Mayor Jeff Cheney said.  "We talk all the time about how we want to get everyone active in our community and things like the skate park—which has been talked about for nearly a decade—is how we can bring something for our teenagers and for those people who don't experience parks in normal ways. It's exciting to see this park come to life."

The 74-acre park features lighted multipurpose fields, two cricket pitches, two pavilions, a playground and a pond surrounded by walking trail. The 47,000-square-foot skate park is the main attraction.

The skate park features multiple lines, rails, bowls, a half pipe and a 16-foot concrete wave. The park caters to all types of skaters as well as cyclists.

Future phases of the park will include additional multisport athletic fields, tennis courts, volleyball courts, basketball courts and a splash pad.

The park will cost $17.5 million. The Frisco Community Development Corporation contributed $9.9 million and the city's Parks and Recreation board contributed $5 million in impact fees. Voter approved bonds made up the remaining $2.6 million, according to a city press release.

By Nicole Luna
Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.