Cooler fall weather means more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. And there is no better place to get a little fresh air than the recently reopened Town Park in Addison! Town Park was officially reopened on November 2, with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring representatives from Landscape Structures (the playground manufacturer), representatives from Recreation Consultants (the installer), and the Chick-Fil-A cow. Neighborhood kids and families got to play in the renovated park, and enjoyed free water and cookies provided by Chick-Fil-A.
Located at 3799 Sidney Drive, near George Bush Elementary, Town Park is a quiet park with a walking trail, playground, open field and park benches for relaxing and playing. It was the first park in the Town of Addison, opened in 1977.
Over the past year, Hilton Worldwide and MLW Financial Services volunteers donated almost 300 hours of time to help the Addison Parks and Recreation department tear out landscaping and re-sod the entire park. Once the greenery was updated, the 20-year-old playground equipment was next. The Town staff requested help from the community to select from three playground options – something that they have never done before. Approximately 80 people participated in a vote from three playground options. The community’s favorite design was installed and is now ready for little kids to play on it!
The park now has a soft faux-grass surface with multiple play areas. One play set is designed to look like a miniature blue house, complete with white picket fence and mail box. Traditional playground favorites are available as well, including slides, spring-loaded toys, climbing bars and ropes ladders, a see-saw and more.
Town Park is just one of the more than 100 acres of parks in Addison, each with a unique theme and beautiful landscaping. Before the crazy holiday season begins, schedule in some time to relax, walk, play and picnic at Town Park or one of the other many parks in Addison. A little sunshine and nature will brighten up your week in an instant!