Bonnie Wenk Park in McKinney Expansion Underway

The City of McKinney Parks and Recreation Department has started construction on Phase II of Bonnie Wenk Park, the 170-acre park located along the Wilson Creek greenbelt. Phase II of the community park will include new concrete hike and bike trails, two additional parking lots, two multi-purpose sports fields, restrooms and two playgrounds. One of the playgrounds is an all-abilities playground, a joint project with the Rotary Clubs of McKinney, especially designed to accommodate children of all ages, needs and abilities.

 

Bonnie Wenk Park first opened in July 2013 with entrances off of Virginia Parkway featuring a Dog Park, an amphitheater with stage, lake and connections to the overall hike and bike trail system along Wilson Creek. The new additions will expand the park further north to include an entrance off Hardin Boulevard at the intersection of Bent Creek Road. Benches will be added at each playground and along the new and existing trails.

 

“We designed Bonnie Wenk Park to offer something for everyone,” said Michael Kowski, Director of Parks and Recreation. “By adding these new amenities we hope that visitors will find something new and unexpected to explore and enjoy each time they visit this beautiful community asset.”

 

Use of the park is not currently impacted by construction, but a few trails near the dog park will be temporarily closed at various times during the duration of the project. Phase II is projected to be completed in May 2018.

 

ABOUT THE PARK

Location -

 2996 Virginia Pkwy.

  • Phase 1 - 26 acres
  • Dog park with splash pad for dogs
  • Restrooms
  • Outdoor amphitheater
    First come, first served (no reservations)
  • 5-acre pond with fishing
  • Hike and bike trails
    • Dog park loop - .44 miles
    • Pond loop - .43 miles
    • Dog park and pond park loop - .73 mile total
    • Lighted hike and bike trail loop, connection to Towne
      Lake to the south and Creekview Estates to the North
  • Dog park parking 50 spaces
  • Pond / restroom parking 78 spaces

 

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12 Jul 2017


By City of McKinney