Catch up with five of the latest stories coming out of the city of Celina.

Celina releases storm timeline, further recovery plans

A tornado touched down in northeast Celina on May 25. The tornado is being referred to as an unconfirmed F3 tornado, a weather ranking that includes winds of 158 mph-206 mph. Collin County Judge Chris Hill issued a disaster declaration for the county in response to the damages.

Celina to extend Coit Road widening project

Designs to widen Celina’s Coit Road are being updated before its fall groundbreaking. Celina City Council members amended a services contract to widen Coit Road from two lanes to four by $78,500 to extend the project’s scope.

Old Celina Park to receive new playground

Celina City Council members approved a $7.23 million guaranteed maximum price for construction of a new playground for the park. The playground will encourage all-inclusive play for children ages 2-12 through different areas.

Celina’s Wilson Creek Park to open in summer 2026

Construction on Celina’s multimillion-dollar, bond-funded parks project is slated to begin in spring 2025 and open about one year later. Spanning roughly 100 acres alongside its namesake, Wilson Creek, Wilson Creek Park will include a cricket field, pickleball courts, a nine-hole disc golf course, a playground and nature trails, among other features.

Celina Economic Development Corporation appoints new director

City staff member Anthony Satarino will be the next director of the Celina Economic Development Corporation. Satarino serves as the city’s director of strategic services. He will step into his new role sometime in June.