Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hope Park

Today we decided to check out the new Hope Park in Frisco. This is a park that is designed for kids of all different abilities, including children with special needs, and was built by volunteers from the community. You can read more about Hope Park here. Hope Park just had its grand opening on May 11, 2013.

We were pleasantly surprised to see how big it is! It is similar in nature to Windmill Playground in Prosper...but it's about twice as big and much closer to our house. Woohoo!

A view from the outside...

One side of the gated park has no wood chips on the ground. The floor is that soft, squishy artificial turf. This side is divided into a Tot Lot and a Big Kid Lot.

Pictures of Tot Lot:

And some of the Big Kid Lot:

Just like Windmill Playground, Hope Park has a lot of unusual play features.

The kids all loved this big swing:

And the merry-go-round:

And whatever this thing is:

Walking the tightrope:

There were lots of bouncy bridges and moving platforms all throughout the park.

Each side had several swings, including toddler swings, regular swings and these larger swings with full back support.

Another section of the park had wood chips on the ground and more play equipment. It also had a sandbox area.

In the middle is a covered picnic table area.

What a great park! I wish we had something like this when I was a kid. Seriously!

Since we had never been to Frisco Commons before, we decided to check out the rest of the park.

We cooled off at the Veterans Memorial.

Then we headed to the nearby Double Dip Frozen Custard. My oldest son had won an award at school that included a free cone.

I'm so excited about this cool park. If you haven't been to Hope Park, it's definitely worth checking out!


  1. The same designers did both Windmill and Hope :)

  2. Great photos of Hope Park! We'd love to include several on our Facebook page. Are you willing to share? I work for the design firm that designed both Hope Park and Windmill Playground. If you are looking for a possible field trip for the kids, we also have great playgrounds in Coppell and Flower Mound! :-)

  3. Great job on the park design! Feel free to use any of these photos. :)