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A Good Thing Gets Better With McPherson Park Improvements

 
   
  Click on the image to download the rendering of pending enhancements to McPherson Park as a PDF.
   

For Colleyville residents, particularly those who live in one of David Bagwell Company’s four adjacent neighborhoods, McPherson Park is already a quite popular recreation destination. With its contemporary pavilion, state-of-the-art Evos® play structure, hike and bike trails, basketball and sand volleyball courts, a backstop for baseball or softball, as well as ample open space ideal for kite flying, the relatively new city park on McDonwell School Road offers something for everyone. Even so, we’re pleased to tell you that the best is yet to come.

The final phase of McPherson Park is scheduled for completion in the winter of 2010 and you won’t believe the enhancements the City has in store. To begin with, more hike and bike trails are in the works that will connect with the 3-mile Solidago Trail, which currently meanders through Bagwell’s Westmont, Benedict Hill at Westmont, Whittier Heights and Old Grove developments. Another larger pavilion with restrooms and nearby windmill water feature are being built. The addition of a spray park/splash pad and shade pavilion is sure to be a hit during those hot Texas summers. Renovations to the existing Rock House pavilion and Park Service Center are also on tap.

Perhaps encouraged by the copious tree planting and rich landscaping efforts in the surrounding David Bagwell Company neighborhoods, the City has also chosen to invest in several “green” enhancements to McPherson Park. They include demonstration gardens, a wildflower area and a working tree farm.

What’s more, the City’s preservation efforts are not only ecological in scope. Occupying land that formerly housed one of the major dairy farms in Colleyville, the park boasts one of the few original log structures remaining in Tarrant County. Taking into consideration its historical significance, City officials wisely accepted the donation of Northeast Tarrant County developer John Fagen and his wife to relocate and restore the former Dunn/Tirk log barn and make it a prominent feature of the park. Its preservation will afford visitors a glimpse into the past by simply raising the shutter openings on either of the barn’s two primary pens. 

As you can see, McPherson Park is destined to become the epicenter of outdoor activity in Colleyville, as well as an especially attractive amenity for those living in the four David Bagwell Company neighborhoods so close at hand.

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