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Plano City Council approves $64.6K for master plan for Legacy Drive Park

Plano City Council is planning to open Legacy Drive Park between Legacy Drive and Communications Pkwy | Stock image via Shutterstock

Plans for a new park in Plano are officially underway. Last week, Plano City Council approved $64,600 for the creation of a master plan for a park between Legacy Drive and Communications Parkway. The park is tentatively set to be called Legacy Drive Park.

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Plano Parks and Recreation first purchased the 7.11 acres of land for the park in 2017, amid rezoning for Legacy West and other mixed-use projects. Legacy Drive Park will be located on Communications Parkway, adjacent to the JC Penney Headquarters, the Legacy West townhouses and the south-west end of Legacy West. The park area can be seen within the proposed boundaries of the Legacy West Villas on the below map of the Legacy Cultural District.

Legacy West, Legacy Drive Park, Legacy Cultural District

The above map shows the proposed boundaries of the Legacy Cultural District. The green area on the far left represents the future Legacy Drive Park. Image courtesy of Legacy West.

Future visitors of the park are expected to consist of residents, visitors, and employees of Legacy Business District, specifically those located in the Legacy West area. 

Also coming to Legacy Drive are two walking trails; one north of Legacy Drive across McDermott Road and another south of Legacy Drive, north of Tennyson Parkway.

As of now, there is no city funding for Legacy Drive Park. Plano Parks and Recreation hopes to secure funding via the 2021 bond election. Plans are also underway to touch up Plano’s current parks and recreation centers, including Liberty Recreation Center and Oak Point Recreation Center.

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During the master planning process of Legacy Drive Park, Plano residents will be able to attend meetings and offer feedback. They can also offer feedback through online surveys. Residents will be able to help prioritize certain aspects of the project and help park staff control costs and stay within budget. As of now, there are no meetings scheduled to discuss Legacy Drive Park, however, the master planning process is expected to begin this spring.

As of now, There is no projected completion date for Legacy Drive Park.

Alex Gonzalez
Alex Gonzalez is a writer at Local Profile. He is a lover of food, music, sports, art, and world cultures. Alex was born and raised in Plano and graduated from University of North Texas in 2017. When he is not writing, Alex enjoys hiking, attempting to cook, going out to happy hours, and playing board games with friends.

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