Phase 4 of Heritage Park is now open

Heritage Park Phase 4 is now open to the public, according to the town of Flower Mound.

While not 100 percent complete, the fourth and final phase of the park’s Master Plan was opened to the public on Saturday, according to a town news release. The soft opening for the public includes the disc-golf course, multipurpose trail, wildlife encounter nature trail with life-size bronze sculptures, interpretive signs, plaza and additional parking.

Parks and Recreation staff are still working to put the finishing touches on the wildflower meadow, landscape, decorative entry circle, interpretive panels at the kiosk and the disc golf course map. All of these features are anticipated to be finished by the ribbon-cutting ceremony, scheduled for March 30.

The Master Plan for Heritage Park, 600 Spinks Road, was first opened to the public in October 2012. After years of improvements during the first three phases, construction began on Phase 4 in April 2018.

One of the highlight’s of the final phase is the nature trail, which is stamped and colored to blend in with the natural surroundings to provide a safe and accessible trail, according to the town. Along the path, park users will encounter 12 life-size bronze sculptures of indigenous animals to the Flower Mound area such as bobcats, deer and coyotes. In addition, there will be interpretive signage of each animal that will include pictures, facts and descriptions, as well as life-size paw prints that park goers can then use to find the location of the print in the nature trail.

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