Evans Park set to finish renovations this summer, reopen for public use

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Dozens of parks across the city, such as Evans Park, are undergoing renovations or likely will, according to Plano officials. (Courtesy city of Plano)

Dozens of parks across the city, such as Evans Park, are undergoing renovations or likely will, according to Plano officials. (Courtesy city of Plano)

Renovations at Evans Park in Plano will likely finish sometime this summer, according to city staff.

The park, located at 1712 Silverwood Lane, has been closed for construction since early last year as part of a city-wide initiative to renovate many of the parks within Plano. Dozens of parks across the city are undergoing renovations or likely will, according to city officials.

The Evans Park improvements include replacement of equipment and a playground pit, a new pavilion, lighting and trail renovations, basketball court improvements, restoring the park's creek, replacing the irrigation system, various landscape construction and more, according to the project's official concept plan.

The estimated cost of the project is around $1 million—the city’s website states—and is being paid for through the community investment program fund. The CIP works to maintain and improve all the infrastructure needs of Plano, according to the department's website.

A visual rendering of the plan can be viewed below. Plano has a total of 85 parks and 98 miles of trails, according to the city’s Parks and Recreation department.


More info about Plano’s various park renovation projects can be found on the city’s website.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify the park's scheduled opening.

By Erick Pirayesh
Erick Pirayesh joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2021. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado Journalism and Media Studies program. He previously served as editor-in-chief of The Channels student newspaper in Santa Barbara, California.