The Town’s goals for Parks and Recreation are to:

1. Provide a system of outstanding parks and open space areas which are responsive to the leisure needs of a growing community and sensitive to the conservation of our natural resources.

2. Offer a variety of facilities, programs and park areas to meet the recreational needs of a diverse population with various levels of ability and skill.

3. Provide equitable geographic distribution of parks and recreational facilities.

4. Encourage cooperation with school districts, Collin County, adjacent municipalities and other agencies, as well as community organization, to provide cost-effective services and optimize benefits to citizens.


Parks and Recreation Department Information

Town staff and Parks Board members have worked tirelessly throughout the years to develop and continually update a Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The original Master Plan was conceived and developed in 1995 and is updated approximately every five years. In 2005, the Town worked with independent consultants in conjunction with updating the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. In 2010, the Plan was once again updated, this time the effort was led by the Parks Board in conjunction with Town staff. The current update of the Plan is once again being led by the Parks Board and Town staff. The Parks Board has spent time reviewing the previous plan, accomplishments since the last update and the Town’s current trail system.

 

Download The Parks Plan Background article  as published in the March 2019 issue of Fairview Town News for more detailed information about the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

 

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Beaver Run Park Beaver Run

110 Elisabeth Way

Fairview’s second-oldest park is Beaver Run in the Thompson Springs neighborhood. It features a playground area with wood mulch, a basketball court, a large picnic pavilion, horse shoe pits, a half mile paved trail and a nature trail that now connects to Fairview’s longest trail and the new Parkside Trail Head. Along the path, you’ll find a large deck overlooking the beaver pond and a sign display on the history of the Town.

 

creekside parkCreekside

1040 Parkdale Dr.

Opened in 2005, Creekside is Fairview’s first park. Tucked away in the middle of Oakwood Estates and located alongside Sloan Creek, the park includes a picnic pavilion, playground area with climbing equipment and swings, an open greenspace area with plenty of space to run, and 500 feet of paved trail. It also has a water fountain for humans and pets, trash cans and one handicap parking space.

 

 

Cypress Park

Approx  400 block of Plumwood Waycypress park

A hidden gem in Fairview, Cypress Park has a small playground with artificial turf, bicycle rack, benches, picnic tables, pavilion, and a small grill. You’ll also find there a dog sanitation station, water fountain for dogs and their humans, trash cans, and on-street parking with pull-in spaces for 2-4 cars. A paved walkway that curves around the park also connects with Roadrunner Trail, a paved trail that leads to Meandering Way. Watch our next issue for more on Fairview’s trails.

Dig It Dog Park

Start at 200 Convention Drivedog with rope in mouth

This small dog park is attached to The Overture, Fairview’s new apartments for active (55+) seniors. In exchange for more density, the Overture’s dog park is privately owned but available to Fairview residents. The best place to park is along Convention Drive, you’ll walk east on the sidewalk located on the north side of the building to the park (see map). The gate code for the park is simple, press 2&4 at the same time, then 3, then enter.

 

 

 The Meadows

 On Orchard Parkway between Bluebird Lane & Hummingbird Lanemeadows park playground and pavillion

Located in The Villas in the Park this 3+ acre park features a climbing structure and swings on artificial turf, three-quarter court sport/basketball court and a shaded pavilion with 3 picnic tables. Additional amenities include a walking path, benches, bike rack, trash cans, dog sanitation station and water fountain for both people and dogs. There is a small cul-de-sac on Hummingbird Lane with space for three cars plus a handicap parking spot. There is also plenty of room to park on the street.

 

 Monarch Park

 610 Cambridge Dr. monarch park

Monarch Park is one you’ve probably driven by but may not have noticed. It’s in the Summerhill Farms subdivision that is across from Lovejoy Elementary. It has a playground area with artificial turf and a very cool climbing “rock,” large picnic pavilion, picnic tables, large grill, benches and trash cans. For running and playing “small” games of catch, there’s a long, narrow greenspace which also has bird houses positioned along the tree line. 

 

 

Veterans Park  

372 Town Place; adjacent to Fairview Town Hall veterans park

The park is a small, meditative area that honors the men and women who have served our country in the military. There are six monuments, one dedicated to each of the branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. The sculpture, Flamma Libertatis, overlooking the pond was created by North Texas sculptor Michael Pavlovsky.  The 10 foot symbolic eternal flame honors the memory of the veterans of the community. The triangular base contains the words: VALOR, HONOR, and SACRIFICE. Also in the park are stones that have been purchased by individuals or groups to honor someone who has served in the armed forces. Stones with a gold star indicate that the person honored was killed in combat. The closest parking is at Town Hall.

  

Village Green/The Village Trail

Approx. Watertower Way and Murray Farm Roadvillage green trail head

This trail curves around Fairview Town Center, apartments, shops, a hotel, and Watertower Way. The Village Green Park, however, is the star of the show for this series. If you’re driving there from other parts of town, it’s easiest to park in the lot behind Bowlero, at the corner of Murray Farm Road and Watertower Way. It is an 8-acre park with open spaces, a watershed area, playground, gazebo, two half-court basketball/sports courts, benches, picnic tables, paved trail, water fountain for humans and pets, dog sanitation station and trash cans.

 

  

Pavilion Rentalsmeadows pavillion

Did you know you can reserve a pavilion for parties? Contact Town Secretary Tenitrus Bethel at TBethel@FairviewTexas.org for more information regarding rentals and pricing.

 

Murray Farm Parkland

This site currently has a walking trail. A playground and picnic pavilion will be added in the future.

 

Roadrunner Trail
Trailhead at Cypress Park

Opened in late 2008, this trail winds from Meandering Way to Cypress Park, a two acre parcel of land in the southeast portion of the Cypress Crossing subdivision.The railing and other improvements on Roadrunner Trail were completed as part of Kasey Widhalm's Eagle Scout project.  Local LDS youth also contributed many hours of their time to clearing the site.

 

Sloan Creek

This 4.27 acre greenbelt is equipped with a hike and bike trail.

Village Trail

This trail begins at The Village Trail trailhead that takes you to the Village Green at the intersection of Latham Drive and Fairview Parkway. This portion of the trail is just under half a mile. The best place to access this Trail is to park in the parking lot behind Bowlero.

 

New Trail Construction Bridge placement

Recently the Town of Fairview received a grant from Collin County to help fund the construction of a new trail connection. This trail is an important piece of the Town’s overall trail plan as it will ultimately connect the Northern section of the commercial district to Southern section.

 

The trail begins at the intersection of Latham Drive and Fairview Parkway. Then goes north on Fairview Parkway and follows the DART ROW to an existing trail behind the Sorrel Apartments. This portion of the trail is just under one mile, bringing the total length of Fairview trails to 12 miles.

 

To allow for the connection to the trail at Sorrel the Town worked with Lakes Engineering to design a bridge to cross over Sloan Creek. The bridge was recently placed by contractor HQS. The target completion date for the trail is mid-December (weather permitting).

 

The best place to access this new trail is to park in the parking lot behind Bowlero and begin at The Village Trail trailhead that takes you to the Village Green at the intersection of Latham Drive and Fairview Parkway. This portion of the trail is just under half a mile, making the trail from the trailhead to the bridge approximately 1.5 miles.

Fairview Parks and Trail Map

 

 

In addition to Fairview’s community parks and trail system thee are additional recreation activities in Fairview and the surrounding area.

 

 

Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club 
465 Scenic Ranch Circle

 

Heritage Ranch is a gated community for active senior living (55+) but; the country club and golf course are open to the public. Sign in at the gate with the and proceed to Scenic Ranch Circle. The Arthur Hills designed championship course is a par 72 course. It measures 6,988 yards from the back tees for those who like a challenge. But four sets of tees give options for everyone. With hills, trees, ponds, creeks and even wildlife, the course is “a lovely walk spoiled by a little white ball.” To warm up or just get in a little golf, there’s a 40-station grass tee driving ranch, putting and chipping greens, and a sand fairway bunker with six target greens.

 

 

Fairview Soccer Park
3761 CR317

McKinney, TX 75069

 

The Fairview Soccer Park lies in the town limits of McKinney. It is leased to Ayses Soccer Club by agreement with the Town of Fairview. Many youthful Fairview residents play for this championship-winning club. For the rest of us, one field per evening is available to Fairview residents. Learn more by contacting Sammy Olali at OlaliSamuel@gmail.com or at 214-734-3393.

 

Popular attractions within a 5-10 minute drive include:
     •  The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
     •  Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
     •  Allen Event Center
     •  Towne Lake Disc Golf Course
     •  Top Golf

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