Fort Wildflower Playground Unveiling

Heritage Park of Flower Mound When designing a new playground, who better to ask for design advice than the kids who are going to be playing there?

That’s exactly what the Town of Flower Mound did when they were ready to start designing the dream playground that will be built at the new Heritage Park of Flower Mound.  When complete, the Heritage Park at Flower Mound will include multi-use trails, amphitheater, duck pond, nature signage, benches, picnic areas, restrooms, parking spaces, a botanical garden, scenic overlooks, a service area with greenhouses and an outdoor classroom, disc golf course, skate park, a dedicated conservation area, dog park, and open space for play.  Check out the preliminary map of Heritage Park at Flower Mound!

The children in the area were the expert playground designers.  They drew pictures and told the designers about all of the exciting features that they would have if they could build their dream playground.

 

kids in classroom

Approximately 500 designs were submitted by children in public and private schools, homeschools, and special needs programs.  The designs submitted reflect the incredible imaginations and creativity of children.

kids playground drawings

The children’s ideas have been incorporated into the actual plans for the playground.

Of course, the next step was to come up with a name for this fantasy playground.  About 50 names were suggested and after many rounds of decisions, Flower Mound’s newest playground has been named. Drum roll, please!

Fort Wildflower

A name like that makes me want to run out and play!  I mean, who doesn’t love playing in a fort?

Area children and their families are invited to attend the official unveiling of the Fort Wildflower design and see what their dream playground will look like Thursday night at a Town Council Work Session.

She is Dallas Info:  The unveiling of the design for Fort Wildflower, Flower Mound’s first community-built playground, will take place during a Town Council Work Session Thursday night,  April 19th at 6:00PM at Flower Mound Town Hall, 2121 Cross Timbers Rd. During the work session, the playground design firm will present a proposed concept for the community-built playground.  Refreshments will be served at the meeting in celebration of this project.  For more information, please call (972) 874-6342 or visit the Town of Flower Mound website.

Fort Wildflower was designed by the passion of children and it will be built by the passion of the community coming together to make this dream come true for the children of North Texas.    The success of this project is dependent on the support and volunteers from our community.

Building of the playground will start in September but volunteers are already hard at work making preparations.  Please stop by the Flower Mound Town Hall Thursday night and see how you can contribute your skills or resources to be a part of this historic playground.  If you aren’t able to come to the unveiling event but still want to get involved, please contact Racheal Hudson at 972.874.6342 or at [email protected].




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