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Phase II underway of Bonnie Wenk Park in McKinney
By City of McKinney
Jul 13, 2017
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Updates include playgrounds, sports fields,
additional entrances and more

McKinney, Texas – 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. 

Bonnie Wenk Park hosts the annual Jammin’ In June concert series and was named for late McKinney resident Bonnie Wenk, who was dedicated to protecting and preserving the creeks, lakes and open spaces in McKinney. For more information, please call 972-547-7480 or email the Parks and Recreation Department at contact-parks@mckinneytexas.org. For more information about the Parks and Recreation Department, visit www.mckinneytexas.org 
 
About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of more than 168,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at www.mckinneytexas.org.