Celebrate the Grand Opening of
The Grove at Frisco Commons, 8300 McKinney Rd

Frisco's New Center for 'Active Adults'

Mark your calendar for the grand opening of The Grove at Frisco Commons on Wednesday, January 29! Come for the ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. and stay for a full day of activities.

Play Frisco - Frisco Parks & Recreation will be hosting a 50+ Ways to Play open house featuring guided tours and fun activities inside and outside on opening day until 5 p.m.

Go inside the project in this short video or learn more about the facility's new features - and how to become a member - on our website.
Frisco Adopts New Rules Regulating Retail Pet Sales, Pet Stores

The City of Frisco has new rules regulating pet stores and retail sales of animals, specifically dogs and cats. On Tuesday, the Frisco City Council adopted regulations designed to protect dogs and cats, as well as prospective pet buyers. 

“We believe our revised (animal) ordinance is one of the most comprehensive in the state,” said Henry Hill, Deputy City Manager.  

Information about feeding, housing, sanitation, veterinary treatment (including names of any medications, worming treatments and/or immunizations) as well as record keeping on the acquisition, transportation and health of the animal while in the pet store have been added or enhanced in the revised ordinance. Read more on our website.
Living with Urban Wildlife
Be Aware: Mating Season is December through March, Sightings May Increase
 
This time of year, you may see more of our urban wildlife 'neighbors', like coyotes and bobcats, on the move in your neighborhood.

Biologists say it's typically more common to see coyotes during mating season (December through March). This is also because foliage is more sparse during the winter months and wild animals' natural habitats may be more exposed to human eyes.

While seeing urban wildlife isn't an immediate cause for concern, Frisco Animal Services advises people to make noise and make yourself appear big if you see a coyote or bobcat. Mace, rocks, sticks or air horns can also be used to scare the animals. Frisco Animal Services Supervisor Steven Lerner says the goal of these actions is to change the animal's behavior and keep wildlife from getting too comfortable around humans. For more tips, visit friscotexas.gov/wildlife.

After Frisco's Animal Services team verifies coyote sightings reported by the public, they're posted to this online, interactive map. You can submit your own sighting via the online form at friscotexas.gov/coyote.

Frisco Animal Services uses this information to track animal behavior, like identifying coyote territories, travel patterns and places where unusually aggressive animals have been spotted. The map link is also available on the city’s myFRISCO app under ‘online services’. Call 9-1-1 for attacks or any aggressive animal sighting.

Future 'Park at Frisco Square' Needs Name & Design
Click Each Photo to Enlarge Design Concept Options
 
We're looking for help in choosing a design concept for the 'Park at Frisco Square'. This 2.3 acre park will be located south of City Hall, between Jacob and Burlington Streets (see map). 

Design concept 1 features a rain garden, reflective pool, and sculpture garden plus diagonal design elements and ample room for seating. Design concept 2 features a multi-use lawn and amphitheater, plus areas for play, curved walking paths and rain gardens.

Give your design feedback by January 27 via email or stop by our in-person display on the fourth floor of the Frisco Public Library.
The city is also accepting feedback about what you'd like to see in The Rail District / Historic Downtown Frisco area. Plans are in the works to improve Main and Elm Streets and to design a pedestrian plaza at 4th Street. Visit friscotexas.gov/downtownproject to send your feedback by this Friday, January 24.
Name that Park 
Deadline Extended til February 21

The deadline for proposals to name six Frisco parks and trail sites (including the Frisco Square site noted above) has been extended to February 21. Interested in making a suggestion?  Learn about the sites under consideration and the submission process.

The Park Naming Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations to the City Council for approval.
Town Hall Meeting
Monday, February 17 (7 - 9 p.m.)


Town Halls are a great opportunity to meet your city leaders and staff, get the latest updates, and ask your questions about what's happening in Frisco. The mayor, city council members and members of city leadership are your hosts for these meetings, which last about two hours, from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn more about the different ways you can participate!

New: never miss a meeting! Opt in to receive reminders by completing this short form.
Daddy Daughter Dance
Saturday, February 22

Tickets Available Online

There's less than one month left to snag your tickets to dance the night away at our 'lantern festival' themed Daddy Daughter Dance

This 24th annual Frisco tradition is Saturday, February 22 at the Frisco Conference Center. Tickets are on sale at PlayFrisco.org for $22 per person for Frisco residents or $27 per person for nonresidents. Both dads and daughters must have tickets and all ticket sales are online.

Thank you to our sponsor, Raising Cane's.
Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish
Frisco Commons
Saturday, February 8 (8 - 11 a.m.)

At Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish, good things come to those who bait! This free event is for first-time and young anglers (kids 16 and under) to try the sport of fishing. The pond at Frisco Commons (north of the main pavilion) will be stocked with trout for this fish-for-all! Remember to bring your own gear and bait! 

After 11 a.m., open season for adult anglers begins (Texas fishing license required). For more information, call 972-292-6500.

Thank you to our sponsor, Longo Toyota of Prosper.

#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It...
  • This year, we celebrated ten years of hosting the FCS Championship in Frisco at Toyota Stadium. See more photos from this month's game - and congratulations to the North Dakota State University Bison for another victory! Frisco will host the game through 2025, with a one-year extension option for 2026. 
  • The City Secretary's Office is accepting applications for a place on the ballot through Friday, February 14 at 5 p.m. The city's upcoming General Election is May 2, 2020. The election is being held for the position of Mayor, as well as Frisco City Council Member Place 5 and Council Member Place 6. For more information, see our Elections page.
  • Remember, 2020 is a census year! You can expect an invitation to participate to arrive in your mailbox by mid-March.
Mayoral Proclamations - January 21, 2020

During Tuesday's council meeting Mayor Jeff Cheney recognized:

  • "Young Leaders for Change Day", recognizing Alex Quian and Brady Boyd (top left) for their 30 Days of Service project.
  • The city council also offered a 'tip of the hat' to Scott Starnes, recognizing Tuesday as "Scott Starnes Day". Mr. Starnes generously supports the NCAA FCS Championship game by donating cowboy hats to both teams.

Finally, Mayor Cheney recognized two 20 year service anniversaries within the Frisco Fire Department: Captain Shawn Brightman (bottom left) and Lieutenant Brian McConnaughy (bottom right). Congratulations and thank you for your service!

Congratulations to the 2019 City of Frisco Employees of the Year

Last week, Mayor Jeff Cheney, council member Shona Huffman, city managers and the C.O.R.E. Employee Recognition Committee announced our 2019 C.O.R.E. Employees of the Year!

The winners were recognized for exemplifying each of our city’s five core values:

  • Our Employees: Terri Brown (Finance/Community Development)
  • Outstanding Customer Service: Robin Turner (Administrative Services)
  • Fiscal Responsibility: Terry Stanford (Fire/EMS)
  • Operational Excellence: Katrina Cheng (Finance)
  • Integrity: Team of Armando Arguello, Kevin Herndon, & Piaget Glaspie (Public Works)

During the year, employees are nominated by their peers for demonstrating the city's core values and for providing over-and-above customer service. The Employees of the Year are then selected from these individuals for each core value at the end of the year.  View our Facebook album for more photos from the Employee of the Year Luncheon.

#ProgressinMotion: New Traffic Control System

A new, innovative traffic control system is helping keep people moving on Frisco streets. Learn how City of Frisco engineers are working to reduce travel times in this recent episode of our #ProgressinMotion series.
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