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McCord Park
General Information
McCord Park is Little Elm’s 3rd major community park and the first on the east side of town.  Located along the Cottonwood Creek floodplain on FM 423, McCord Park is a wooded 38 acre park comprised of gentle slopes, a creek, heavy tree cover, a fishing pond, and acres of open space.

Amenities in the public park include over a mile of hike & bike trail, an 18-hole disc golf course, fishing dock, pedestrian bridges, picnic areas, and a playground.  The disc golf course was designed by John Houck, a world renown disc golf course designer.  The park will also be home to the Town’s 6th LED digital marquee monument sign, which will be the first on FM 423.

History & Development
Through creative planning and zoning, McCord Park was donated to the Town and constructed by the developers (Western Rim) of the luxury multi-family projects adjacent to it.  The total value of the land and park improvements is estimated to be over 5 million dollars, all of which was paid for by the developer. 

Vital to the Town’s master Hike & Bike trail plan, McCord Park provides an invaluable link from FM 423 to Veteran’s Memorial Bridge on Witt Road and eventually westward along Lewisville Lake to the Lakefront district.  It also offers a critical connection point into Frisco’s trail system, which is part of a regional master trail system, one day ensuring that Little Elm residents could continually recreate to Dallas via trail without interruption.

Future Expansion
Although the Dallas Business Journal already selected McCord Farm (including the apartments and McCord Park) as a finalist for its 2012 Suburban Multi-Family Deal of the Year award, the park has more planned.  It is hoped for the park to one day extend to Witt Road.  This second phase heavily depends upon Town staff and developers finding creative solutions, but if successful, the second phase of McCord Park will contain public parking spaces and Little Elm’s first dog park.

Additionally, the Special Events division (within the Parks department) has many programming goals and ideas planned for the park once it is fully open and operational.  Current thoughts include concerts, boot camps, and other attractions.