Fox Creek Park is Waukee’s third largest park (18 acres). Phase 1 of construction was completed in the fall of 2016. Within the park, there are trails totaling 3/4 of a mile in length which connect Grant Ragan Elementary to the surrounding neighborhoods. Visitors will also notice two acres of prairie plantings which aim to help the Monarch butterfly population increase.
Phase 2 of Fox Creek Park wrapped up sooner than expected thanks to the November 2017 passage of the Dallas County Local Option Sales Tax. The new amenities were completed in the summer of 2019 and include the recirculating Fox Creek Splash Pad, the 80-person capacity Fox Creek Pavilion (reservations will open sometime in September - check Facebook for announcements), a tennis court, four pickleball courts, play pods (see rules), parking and more.
Fun Stormwater Fact: Fox Creek Park features a bioretention basin. The basin captures and infiltrates stormwater run-off from impervious surfaces to reduce water pollution and control runoff volumes.