A nearly $5 million project could bring a cricket field and pickleball space to a neighborhood park.

Prosper Town Council members discussed updates to Lakewood Preserve Park during a Sept. 26 meeting.

“This project has been taking a little while to get across the finish line,” Parks and Recreation Director Dan Baker said. “We feel we’re there now.”

The details

The cost to build the park is $4.98 million, which includes a $131,477 purchase of playground equipment last year, according to meeting documents.

Funding for the park comes from a 2020 bond, tree mitigation fees, park improvement and development fees and money from the town’s general fund budget.

The Prosper Area Soccer Association plans to contribute $500,000 toward the cost of a restroom facility, according to meeting documents.

Here are the amenities planned for Lakewood Preserve Park:
  • Four pickleball courts
  • A basketball court
  • Baseball backstops
  • Three lighted soccer fields
  • A cricket field and pitch
  • A restroom facility
  • An expanded playground
  • Trails
  • Landscaping
  • A 76-space parking lot
Early designs for the park included a sand volleyball court, but it was removed in favor of the cricket and pickleball areas, Baker said.

Stay tuned

Construction on the park is expected to take 14 months and can begin 30 days after an agreement is approved, according to meeting documents.

“We are ready to move forward,” Baker said.