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Frisco, Texas Renames Parks To Honor City’s History

Frisco City Council unanimously renamed two parks, marking a tribute to local history and leadership

In a tribute to local history and a nod to a former mayor's legacy, Frisco City Council members unanimously agreed to rename two well-known parks in the city. Central Park will now be known as Kathy Seei Park in honor of former council member and mayor Kathy Seei. Similarly, Davis Park will be renamed Rogers Settlement Park, acknowledging the historical significance of the Rogers family to the area.

Kathy Seei, who served on Frisco's council from 1989 to 1993 and as mayor from 1996 to 2002, played a crucial role in shaping the city's development. During her tenure, several major projects were initiated, including the Stonebriar Centre, Riders Field and the establishment of the Frisco RoughRiders baseball team. 

During the March 5 meeting, Mayor Jeff Cheney said, “We’re known today as ‘Sports City, USA’ and have been known as one of the fastest-growing cities in the country for a long time.” Cheney explained that transforming Frisco into "Sports City, USA," began during Seei’s office. 

Cheney said the park, located at 3155 Parkwood Blvd. in the Stonebriar District, is ideal for celebrating Seei's enduring legacy. “I can’t think of a better place to showcase, kind of right in the heart of where she started building this community and where it all started,” Cheney said. 

Meanwhile, renaming Davis Park to Rogers Settlement Park pays homage to the Rogers family, considered pioneers in Collin County. William Rogers, the first deed holder of the parkland in 1847, and his brothers, among the earliest settlers in the area, are honored through this designation. Clayton Rogers, one of the brothers, was the father of Frisco's first mayor, Isaac Stewart Rogers.

In September 2023, the city of Frisco finalized plans for Davis Park and Trails, a new 11.5-acre park in northwest Frisco. Approved unanimously by the Planning and Zoning Commission during a Sept. 12 meeting, the site plan includes features such as a basketball court, play area, winding concrete path, dog wash station, connections to hiking and bike trails and two dog park areas for small and large dogs, along with two large circular shade structures. The city invited residents to submit proposals for their names to be approved by the Frisco Park and Trail Naming Committee

The park is expected to open sometime in 2025.

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