Construction has begun on the much-anticipated field improvements slated for Frontier Park in Prosper. The enhancements will bring additional active and passive spaces to the park, addressing the recreational needs of the growing Prosper population.
Known as Frontier Park North, the area under construction is located along Frontier Parkway, a quarter mile west of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line. The expansion will add three youth baseball/softball fields and two multipurpose lighted fields, all with artificial turf; a hike and bike trail; a playground; a pavilion; a pedestrian bridge; and additional parking.
The Frontier Park North expansion is partially funded through Collin County’s Open Space Assistance Program and a Texas Parks and Wildlife grant. Construction will continue through 2017, with the project scheduled for completion in time for use in the spring of 2018.
Currently, Frontier Park includes a five-plex of baseball and softball fields, a soccer complex with 11 soccer fields, five free-standing backstops, four batting cages, a pond with jogging track, the community-built Windmill playground, a pavilion with electricity, and restroom accommodations. A splash pad, adjacent to the playground, is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
“The Frontier Park North expansion is an exciting project that will add much-needed sports and leisure options for all residents,” says Dudley Raymond, Prosper’s Director of Parks and Recreation. “Frontier Park is a stellar facility and the north field improvements, amenities and parking addition will allow for even more Prosper residents to make use of the park and its features.”
An official ground-breaking ceremony for the Frontier Park North project is set for Friday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Frontier Park Pavilion, 1551 Frontier Pkwy. The public is invited to attend.