The fences at Plano’s Arbor Hills Nature Preserve have begun to come down as erosion control work and construction on a new bathroom near completion. With that comes restored access to trials and parking spaces in the park.
Erosion-control projects—including the construction of steel and brick walls along creek banks, a trail overlook area and an underdrain structure—are in their final stages and expect to wrap up in the next few weeks, according to city staff. This allows for full trail access and reopening the back parking lot and connected turnaround at Arbor Hills.
The new restroom under construction at the front of the preserve expects to open to the public after Memorial Day weekend. Then, the transition of the current bathrooms to a family restroom will likely be complete by July 4, staff said. During that time, some parking and the drop-off point at the front of Arbor Hills may still be restricted.