Get Up and Get Out!Apr 02, 2021 ● By Lauren Greci
As the weather gets warmer and kids are waking up from their winter hibernation, parents across the Frisco area are ready to get up and get out of the house. As Frisconians, we are very lucky to have quite the assortment of parks and trails to stretch our legs and let our children run wild like the pent-up animals they are … or is that just my children? I kid, somewhat.
Here are just a handful of playgrounds, parks and trails that are great for families, kids, babies and toddlers. Please remember to follow COVID-related guidelines in place while enjoying the many parks that Frisco has to offer.
Hope Park at Frisco Commons
8000 McKinney Rd.
Frisco, TX 75033
A playground for all abilities, Hope Park has a sensory area, rubberized footing, adaptive playground equipment, a “Big Kid Lot” and a “Tot Lot”, as well as a covered picnic area. The playground is enclosed with a fence with only one way in and out. Adjacent to the playground, there is a splash pad located in Frisco Commons Park and beautiful trails on the grounds.
Limestone Quarry Park
6300 Maltby Drive
Frisco, TX 75035
Located near Highway 121 and Custer Road, Limestone Quarry is a hidden gem! With a basketball court, BBQ grills, mosaic artwork, pavilion and picnic tables and a playground, this park has a lot to offer! Take the trail to the creek and you are sure to find a lot of excitement from kids as they explore the quarry. Don’t forget to bring the swimsuits and towels as you are likely to find yourself wadding in the quarry.
Frisco Skate Park
12895 Honey Grove Dr.
Frisco, TX 75035
Frisco Skate Park is largest in North Texas at more than 47,000 square feet. Features include street and terrain course with multiple lines, rails, bowls, half pipe and more. The Skate Park located at Northeast Community Park is an all-wheeled sports facility that caters to skateboards, bikes, in-line skates and scooters.
Bi Centennial Park
9349 Sunset Drive and McKinney Road
Frisco, TX 75034
The City of Frisco recently revamped Bi Centennial Park located near Main Street and Preston Road. With zip lines, play structures, a merry-go-round, pavilion, basketball court and more, this park is one to see and play!
Hike and Bike Trails
There are so many trails in Frisco! Load up the baby in the jogging stroller or grab the whole family and bring the bikes … either way, enjoy the great city of Frisco through its many trails. Here are some of my personal favorites (these are just a few of the many trails Frisco has to offer. To view more, visit friscotexas.gov):
Caddo Trail is one of my favorites! Located along Stewart Creek, south of Stonebrook Parkway, it extends through the Chapel Creek development and connects to J.C. Grant Park adjacent to Spears Elementary School.
Beavers Bend Trail, located in Beavers Bend Neighborhood Park, extends from Beavers Bend Park to 4th Army Drive. Just over a mile long, this trail is a great way to get the kids on the trail!
Located along West Rowlett Creek, Taychas Trail is a series of trails that run north from Lime Stone Quarry Park past Rolater Road, to Independence Parkway into Harold Bacchus Community Park, then north to Main Street.
Lauren Greci is the Director of Digital Content at Frisco STYLE Magazine, a wife and homeschooling mom to two rambunctious boys that love riding their bikes on the many trails in Frisco.