Location: 920 Bass Drive, Plano. Nestled in a North Plano neighborhood near Russell Creek.
Why it’s noteworthy: This playground is not incredibly special, but it is a short walk for residents in the surrounding area. Little acrobats can swing around on the monkey bars featured at the park or climb the several metal appendages on the play structure.
Extras: Bring a basketball for a game on the court or lace up your running shoes for a stroll on the trail that follows the perimeter of the park.
Safety: Tejas Park scored a B* on the Safety Report Card. The structure is slightly sun damaged and has some noticeable gaps that may trap tiny fingers. Children cannot be viewed while in the crawl space and there is no separate structure for younger kids. Make sure your little ones are wearing securely fastened shoes that cover the entire foot; the pebbles on the playground have a bad habit of wedging their way into footwear.
Pluses & minuses
+ Covered picnic tables
+ Quiet neighborhood
– No restrooms
– No parking lot
– No rules posted regarding behavior
Our grade: 2/5
*Based on the National Program for Playground Safety’s Report Card at playgroundsafety.org
This review was distributed to City of Plano Parks and Recreation for further review and/or action.