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Plano plans to clone Klyde Warren with deck park over Dallas North Tollway

Conceptual rendering courtesy of City of Plano. Renderings by Halff & Associates

As Plano is quickly becoming more urbanized with restaurants and retail shops, the number of park areas in town are beginning to decline. This past Monday, City of Plano’s Parks and Recreation presented a master plan to Plano City Council during a public hearing. In the master plan were long-term goals and needs for the city’s park, recreational, and nature facilities, along with new ideas. Among these ideas was a deck park, similar to that of Klyde Warren Park in Downtown Dallas.

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The deck park is proposed to be located over the Dallas North Tollway, serving as a link between Legacy Town Center and Legacy West.

As of now, there is no budget set for the proposed deck park. No costs have been estimated and funding has not been granted.

Although there is currently no projected opening date for the proposed deck park, people who live and work in Plano are already elated over the idea.

“Personally, I’d love something like Klyde Warren Park over here,” said Jordan Mann, who works in Plano. “Frisco and Plano are growing so rapidly, so it just makes sense to add some more green areas.”

While the idea of a deck park sounds intriguing, the idea is still in its infancy, and there are a lot of factors that go into the execution of the idea.

“I’m not sure how I feel about a deck park,” Plano resident Austin King said. “There’s a lot of money involved in these kinds of projects, and I would like to be more aware of how it will impact the environment.”

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While plans for a deck park were approved via a five-to-one vote, it is currently sitting low on City of Plano’s priorities, as they plan on touching up the city’s current park and recreational facilities first.

For more information, click here to view City of Plano’s master plan.

Alex Gonzalez
Alex Gonzalez is a writer at Plano 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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