VIDEO: Park Improvements Underway in DFW

Rendering of Raymond Community Park
Rendering of Raymond Community Park | Image by Town of Prosper

Prosper officials have begun a $30 million project to improve Raymond Community Park, including building athletic fields and courts at the 67-acre property.

“Raymond Community Park will be an extremely important component of the Town’s park system,” Dan Baker, Prosper’s director of parks and recreation, said in a news release. “The park fills a need for the southeast part of Town and the additional athletic fields will help our youth sports organizations to be able to offer more opportunities to Prosper’s youth.”

According to a state filing, the project is expected to be completed in April 2025. It will feature lighted baseball fields, tennis and pickleball courts, multi-use fields, a restroom concession building, parking lots, a playground, and pedestrian trails. The complex includes batting cages, terraced walls, covered dugouts, covered seating, warm-up zones, a plaza, and an arrival drop-off area.

The park is named after the late Dudley Raymond, Prosper’s director of parks and recreation from 2016 to 2021.

“Dudley Raymond’s dedication to enhancing Prosper’s Parks and Recreation system has been instrumental in building an outstanding parks system,” reads the news release. “Raymond’s belief in the power of parks to build great communities and enrich lives will be honored through the development and enjoyment of Raymond Community Park for generations to come.”

The project is part of Prosper’s $210 million bond program, which includes $30 million in funding for park improvements. Located in Collin and Denton counties, the community is home to more than 630 acres of open spaces, recreational venues, and facilities for sports and fitness, as well as over 50 miles of hike and bike trails.

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