The park was initially scheduled to be closed May 19-June 18 to allow aerifying and fertilizing work to help establish new grass throughout the park. However, the heavy rains the city saw in June pushed the reopening back, according to Richardson Deputy City Manager Don Magner.
"It was really just about looking for the ideal time to open it up," Magner said. "We didn't want to be premature and kind of undermine a lot of the good growing that had occurred."
The closure was the final step in an eight-week turf revitalization project undertaken by the parks and recreation department, as city staff said the park’s turf had become bare from heavy use and the effects of last winter.
The 6-acre park opened in 2015 and is available between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. daily except Wednesdays when it opens at 10 a.m. The park is located underneath the highway at 3581 N. Central Expressway. Updates on the park can be found by calling 972-744-4301 or by visiting www.facebook.com/richardsonparksandrec.