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Top 10 New Playgrounds and Parks for Families in Collin County and North Dallas

We love chasing shiny and new activities and places to go, and for Kids around Collin County and North Dallas, there is no shortage of great new Playgrounds and Parks to try!

The newest playgrounds and parks are usually better designed, for comfort, safety and accessibility for kids, and interesting interactive features for roleplay as well as shade for the hottest days!

Many of them have spray park or splash pads attached to them, so remember to bring clothes to change into and towels to dry off when you visit.

Get excited: here are 10 of our favorite new Playgrounds and Parks for you to try!

More: Parks and Playgrounds nearby

Monarch View Park (Frisco)

Location: 📍1900 Koehn Dr., Frisco, TX 75034

Monarch View Park is a butterfly sanctuary located along the Monarch butterfly’s migration path!

This unique park features a beautiful art installation, a zipline, and trails lined with wildflowers and native plants. It’s a great park to add to your list to explore.


  • Basketball
  • Workout Area
  • Bike Trail /  Walking Trail
  • Nature Garden
  • Parking
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Areas
  • Playground
  • Zipline
  • Second Playground within walking distance
  • Pond within walking distance
  • Public Art

Bicentennial Park (Frisco)

Location: 📍 9349 Sunset Dr &, McKinney Rd | Frisco, TX 75034

As a mom of 4 (ages 13 to 4), I can say Bicentennial Park was a hit for all my kids, plus two tween friends!

This park has something for everyone:

  • Playgrounds
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Carousel Swings
  • Inclusive Swings
  • Zip Line
  • Basketball Courts
  • Enclosed Hockey Arena
  • Pavilion
  • BBQ Areas
  • Parking

Helpful Tips

It’s close to Hope Park, so you can easily visit both. There is no restroom at Bicentennial Park, but local businesses and Hope Park are nearby for pit stops.

McCord Park & Splash Pad (Little Elm)

Location: 1001 Witt Rd., Little Elm, TX 75068

This is a super fun park/splash pad, surrounded by trails and green space. Perfect as one of our new playgrounds and parks, for a family day out!


  • Splash pad
  • Pavilion
  • Dog park
  • Playgrounds
  • Restrooms
  • 18-hole disc golf course
  • Fishing dock
  • Picnic areas
  • Trails and green space
  • Plenty of parking

Kids’ Colony Park (The Colony)

Location: 5151 North Colony Boulevard, The Colony, TX


  • Splash pad
  • Skate park
  • Basketball court
  • Two playgrounds
  • Outdoor gym
  • Pavilion
  • Covered picnic areas
  • Restrooms
  • Parking

Harry Myers Park (Rockwall)

Location: 815 East Washington St., Rockwall, TX


  • Fenced-in playground
  • New equipment
  • Ideal for children from very young to early elementary age
  • Restrooms available
  • Plenty of parking right in front of the playground

Rolling Hills Park (Allen)

Location: 222 Glenwick Pl, Allen, TX 75013


  • Located right off Highway 75
  • Not fenced in, but safe
  • 4 Covered picnic tables
  • Lots of trash cans
  • Water fountain and water filler station
  • Zip line
  • Fancy new swing
  • Adjacent to a basketball court and a small field with a walking path
  • Great visibility of the whole playground
  • Good for ages 1-10

Joya at Oran Good Park

Location: 13300 Dennis Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Have you seen one of the freshest and new playgrounds and parks in Farmers Branch?

Welcome Joya at Oran Good Park, recently completed by Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation

It glows in the dark and has an 18,000-sqft main playground (for ages 6+) with a six-level climbing sphere, zipline, swings, obstacle course, and seating that glows. Add to that a 7,000-sqft fenced tot playground (for ages 2-5) with a natural sensory play area and turf!

  • Texas’ first open-space glow-in-the-dark playground.
  • Open during the day too
  • At night the park comes to life with glowing stepways and seating, spin zones with LED lights, and a glowing tot playground for children ages 2 to 5.
  • Joya features activities for the whole family.

Updated Playgrounds and Parks

These parks have undergone renovations recently, so definitely worth checking out for all the updates!

Willowcreek Park (East Plano)

Location: 2101 Jupiter Rd., Plano, TX 75074


  • Trails for biking, running, and walking
  • Green space
  • Bridges
  • New playground and play pit
  • Adapted swing
  • Volleyball court
  • Basketball court
  • Pavilion (available for reservations)
  • Grills
  • Parking
  • Public restrooms

Campbell Green Park (Dallas)

Location: 16600 Hillcrest Rd., Dallas, TX


  • Shaded pavilion
  • Benches (some shaded)
  • Basketball court
  • Splash pad
  • Pickleball courts (first come, first served)
  • Tennis courts (first come, first served)
  • Playground
  • Grill
  • Soccer field
  • Jogging/walking trail
  • Parking
  • Restrooms available in the rec center (no outdoor restrooms)
  • WiFi

Evans Park (Plano)

Location:📍Evans Park, 1712 Silverwood Drive, Plano, TX 75075

The long awaited renovations include new playground equipment for big kids and little kids (great for climbers!), a zip line, a beautiful pavilion with a grill, a multi-use court, new landscape, irrigation and walkways with lighting.

My kids absolutely loved it and I hope yours will too!

If these aren’t enough

We have ideas for 6 Awesome Accessible Playgrounds in Collin County and 21 of the Best Shaded Parks Near Me

If you’re in Plano, you’ll also love Jack Carter Park and Haggard Park

And if you need Indoor Playgrounds, we have 30 of our favorites too!


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