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Park Projects

​​​​Coppell Parks and Recreation strives to bring ​quality parks, facilities and recreation services to the Coppell community. Current and future park projects are determined based on citizen feedback, staff recommendations and maintenance needs.  

View the 2019 Park Board Project Priority List ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Playground Shade Structures
Playground shade installation is currently underway or in the planning stages at several parks. ​Check our Facebook Page for the latest information on playground shade structures.

Allen Road Park Playground
The shade structure over the main playground area is in place and is open to visitors. The swing area is currently closed and shade installation will begin at the end of October. 

Andrew Brown Park West Playground
Shade installation will resume the week of October 21. Areas of the playground may be intermittently closed as needed.

Old Town Playground
Beginning November 4, the playground will be closed for approximately 2 weeks to install shade canopies.​

The CORE Bridge Replacement 

Project Scope: Replacement of the pedestrian entrance bridge at the CORE.

To ensure the safety of guests entering The CORE, the pedestrian entrance bridge is being replaced. The project has been awarded to Core Construction. Construction will begin in early December and is expected to be completed in February 2020. 

Moore Road/Riverchase Dr./Fairway Bike Lane 

Proje​ct Scope: Installation of signage and pavement markings depicting on-street bicycle lanes for Moore Road, Fairway Drive and Riverchase Drive.​

Construction is underway. The contractor will be installing the side-paths first at Fairway Drive, Sandy Lake Road and Riverchase, MacArthur Blvd and Riverchase and Moore Road and Sandy Lake Road. Bike lane stripping will begin on Riverchase the week of 10/21/19.

ROMC Phase II Expansion 

​Project Scope: ​Expansion that will improve the existing developed property and provide burial options and features not currently offered by the Rolling Oaks Memorial Center.​

The Construction Manager at Risk contractor currently has the project out for bids, bid opening will be Friday 10/25/19. Staff anticipates going to City Council with a recommendation in late Fall 2019.

ABW/CHS Connector Trail

Project Scope: Installation of a connector trail connecting the trail at the southern end of Andy Brown Park West directly to Coppell High School.​

Project has been awarded to Core Construction. Construction is anticipated to begin the first week of November and be completed March 2020.

Old Town Pavilion Doors

Project Scope: Improvement of the Pavilion at Old Town Square to reduce the activity disruptions caused by high winds.  The project includes the installation of double siding to some parts of the pavilion as well as eight glass motorized folding doors that will replace existing canvas shades.​

The project has been awarded to Core Construction. Construction is anticipated to begin in late January and be completed March 2020.

MacArthur Blvd. Trail 

Project Scope: Removal of the existing 5’ wide sidewalk and reinstall an 8’ wide side-path trail along the East side of MacArthur Blvd. beginning at Deforest Road and ending at Riverchase Drive. ​

The project has completed design/development phase and the construction documents are complete.  The project will advertise for bids on 11/8/19 and 11/15/19, with the bid opening Thursday 12/5/19.  Staff anticipates going to City Council in January 2020 with a recommendation to award the bid.

Grapevine Springs Park Dredging & Wall Repair 

Project Scope: Feasibility study to determine a course of action for repairs to Grapevine Springs Park canal and wall.​

The Grapevine Springs Park Feasibility Study has been completed and shared with Dallas County. Dallas County staff will be discussing the feasibility study and recommendations with the Dallas County Trail/Preserve Board in early December.

BEC / Senior Center Monument Signs 

Project Scope: Installation of monuments signs at the Biodiversity Education Center and Senior & Community Center at Grapevine Springs.​

The City of Coppell opened bids for the Biodiversity Education Center and Senior & Community Center at Grapevine Springs monument signs on 8/13/19.  Staff anticipates going to City Council in November with a recommendation to award the bid.


​​Andrew Brown Park Redevelopment (2016-2017)

The ​Andrew Brown Park Redevelopment project is complete and both East and West are open to the public. The parks offer a wide range of recreational experiences, including active play and passive open space. Visit East and enjoy a quiet space to picnic or read a book. Or, take a jog around the decomposed granite soft running trail at West, play on the playground, or play a friendly game of basketball or sand volleyball! 

Through the citizen-driven Coppell Vision 2030 Plan, a need was identified for a signature park to activate the community and provide enjoyable public spaces. Citizen support was abundant, not only verbally but at the polls, and in 2013 approved the reauthorization of a ½-cent sales tax. 

The redeveloped parks feature community gathering areas with pavilions for performances and community uses, passive areas for sitting quietly enjoying the out-of-doors with friends and family, as well as an area appropriately sized for the large events that Coppell citizens have enjoyed for years. Also included is a rejuvenated youth athletic complex at Andrew Brown Park West, with a softball complex and new field sports complex, improved trails throughout, a playground, and basketball and volleyball courts.​​ 

​​Watch the "Inside Scoop" series to find out more about the project!​ ​
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Click here to view a virtual tour of changes to Andrew Brown Park East.​

Click on the images to enlarge drawings:
Andrew Brown Park West

Andrew Brown Park East

Project Timeline

​​January 2016​​Contract Awarded to CORE Construction
​February 2016​​Construction Begins
​​June 2017​​Construction Complete
​Project Cost​​$21,183,850.00

A Message from Parks and Recreation Director Brad Reid
Several years ago, the idea came out of a series of strategic planning summits about renovating the Andrew Brown Parks, going on to suggest major changes to the usage of the park areas in the future, allowing for improvements to youth sports amenities and adding community gathering spaces.  These two goals became the baseline for a redesign of the parks in 2011, and have continued to be the focus since.  ​

Get a bird's eye view of the progress made at during construction!​​ (Click on the YouTube Icon to view videos in full screen mode)

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