New developments will be more resilient to occasional flooding and include plans for the city's second dog park
McKINNEY, Texas (Nov. 3, 2022)
The McKinney City Council approved a conceptual master plan for Towne Lake Park that retains the park's natural beauty while incorporating new signature features for residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come.
The multi-year plan details the inclusion of a new performance pavilion, more trails, better access to the lake, and illuminated forest areas. The new developments are designed to be more resilient to occasional flooding and include elevated boardwalks and bridges, a treetop pavilion, and relocated parking.
“For generations, Towne Lake Park has been an important gathering spot for our community and has embodied the very best that our parks system offers,” said Michael Kowski, Director of Parks and Recreation. “Today, we are excited to reinvest in this beautiful place to make sure that it remains a celebrated landmark that delivers a truly unique experience for all users.”
The first phase of work is under design and will occur east of the existing diamond fields and will deliver the community's second dog park, more parking, play areas, food truck stations, and new trails to connect the Senior Recreation Center and Senior Pool.