Location: 8000 McKinney Rd. Inside Frisco Commons.
Why it’s noteworthy: Hope Park opened just last year and is an all-inclusive playground for local children. The construction of the playground was a community effort led by Frisco mom Jenni Jensen. Jensen’s youngest daughter has Down syndrome and was in a wheelchair for months after breaking her leg. Right across from Hope Park is Friendship Park, which was renovated in 2013.
Extras: The playground features accessible swings, a cochlear implant-friendly slide and a spongy floor surface suitable for wheelchairs.
Safety: Hope Park scored an A* on the Safety Report Card. There is a separate playground for tiny tots ages 2–5 and one for the bigger kids ages 5–12.
Pluses & minuses
+ Covered picnic tables
+ Adjacent to Friendship Park
+ Plenty of parking
– Restrooms are a bit of a walk
– Busy during peak playground times
– No rules posted regarding behavior
Our grade: 4/5 stars
*Based on the National Program for Playground Safety’s Report Card at playgroundsafety.org
This review was distributed to the City of Frisco Parks and Recreation for further review and/or action.
Published June 2014