Parks and Recreation Projects

Hear the latest project updates in our new video series, Project Life! It's your go-to source for what's movin' and shakin' at Allen Parks and Recreation. Scroll below for information on completed and future projects.

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  1. Aerial photo of trail winding through Bethany Lakes Park

    New loop trail at Bethany Lakes Park

    The new loop adds 0.8 miles to the current concrete trail. The loop will accommodate two-way pedestrian and bicycle traffic and meets Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards to provide better accessibility for visitors. Read on...
  2. Playground shade structure at Orchards Park

    New shade structures at Allen parks

    New playground shade structures are ready for play at Orchards, Dayspring and Spirit parks. These structures are the latest to be added at Allen parks. Read on...
  3. Photo of Watters Trail after partial replacement

    Partial replacement of Watters Trail

    This section of Watters Trail was replaced along Rio Grande Drive. Due to potential trip hazards, it was determined to replace about 100 feet of this stretch of trail. Read on...

Parks Projects

*Completion dates are subject to change due to weather, funding and contract adjustments.

Project NameProject StatusEstimated Completion*
New water slide at Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics CenterIn designFall 2023
Molsen Trailhead
Spring 2024
Stephen G. Terrell Recreation CenterUnder constructionFall 2023
Heritage Village RestorationCompletedSummer 2023
ADA Transition PlanGathering public input for final reportFall 2023
The Bark Yard (public dog park)Construction begins summer 2023Spring 2024
Ford Master Plan
Late spring 2024
Rowlett Creek Trail Expansion Design (Southern Section)In design; construction begins in 20252026
Rowlett Creek Trail Expansion Design (Northern Section)In design; construction begins in 20252026