The Plano Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up to open a newly renovated playground at Blue Ridge Park, 6409 Blue Ridge Trail in Plano—right by Thomas Elementary.

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The park features the latest in modern playground equipment and looks very similar to the Jack Carter All-Abilities Park which opened last summer. In addition to climbing structures, slides and swings, the new park also has a number of new toys that, honestly, we’re not sure how to describe—just take a look at the pictures!

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The park also features an area for 2-5 year olds and an area for 5-12 year olds, as well as a new covered pavilion perfect for birthday parties and picnics.

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Plano Parks and Recreation do not yet have a firm open date for the new playground at Blue Ridge Park, however they “hope to have it open to the public late summer/early fall.”

Plano has a long list of park renovation projects already underway. Below are a few examples, but visit Plano’s website for a complete list.


Blue Ridge Park:

Adding a new park shelter, two new playgrounds, new walkways, a new irrigation system, and a new sidewalk connection to the parking lot at Thomas Elementary School.

Construction start date: Jan/Feb. 2018.

Carpenter Park:

Adding a skate park with shade, new lights, additional parking, new restrooms, aesthetic improvements to the drainage channel, and the addition of four new detention ponds.

Construction start date: May 2017

The fields on the south side of Carpenter Park are closed and temporary fencing has been installed around the area.

Bob Woodruff Park:

A new dog park is in design and will be added to the park.

Plano Senior Recreation Center:

The entire center will be renovated and expanded.

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