Doubletree Ranch ParkCity of Highland Village Highland Village, Texas
The Doubletree Ranch property has been an iconic landmark in the Highland Village community for over 60 years. Claiming a prominent bend in the road on Highland Village Road, the signature pine trees and rolling vistas have long greeted visitors into the city since even before the development of the I-35 corridor.
Schrickel Rollins Associations (now SRA/PSC) was hired to design and develop the new one-of-a-kind Doubletree Ranch Community Park. The park conveys the story of the land, celebrating the natural phenomena and cultural storylines that are endemic to this property and in line with the village’s planned preservation of open space throughout a lakefront community.
The park is environmentally responsible, sustainable for heavy use, and provides a variety of activities and experiences that incorporate play, art and community entertainment. Among the unique features are glare control lighting fixtures in the athletic field to reduce the impact on adjacent residences, parking lot stormwater biofilters and state-of-the-art water treatment for water reuse, a butterfly garden, multifunctional sports fields, and aesthetic lighting and designs. SRA/PSC saved all the trees in the lakeside retreat, designed three wet play sequence zones and 66 water sprays, an amphitheater and a party room. The splash pad is the largest that SRA/PSC has ever designed. These features reflect the heritage of a western ranch with a stream bed running through. All of the stormwater flows into a 4-acre irrigation and fish pond featuring a boardwalk.
This was the largest park development project that the city had ever done. The project was recognized with the 2018 Texas Recreation and Parks Society North Central Texas Region Design Award.
- Services Provided
Master Planning, Design, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Surveying, Landscape Design & Lighting Design
- Construction Type
- Project Components
Low-cut-off fixtures, walking trails with custom poles simulating wood, open space, parking lot, public restrooms, covered pavilion, fishing pier, soccer fields, ADA accessible features, concession stand, internet, meeting rooms, nature area, parking, picnic areas, picnic tables, benches, pavilion, restrooms, splash pad, rainwater collection garden & butterfly garden
- Project Type
- Project Delivery Method
Recycled water, environmentally responsible, sustainable for heavy use and distinctive to Highland Village’s history and image by keeping and planting signature trees
2018 Texas Recreation and Parks Society North Central Texas Region Design Award
- PROJECT LEADERSHIP