Prairie Creek Garden Club Projects

Discover…Discovery Point

​If you haven’t discovered Discovery Point at Prairie Creek Park, you have missed an amazing addition to our community.  The outdoor classroom is complete…and the neighborhood is enjoying this nature refuge. 

The project is part of the master plan approved by the City of Richardson City Council and is located off of Prairie Creek East, directly across the street from the main entrance to Prairie Creek Elementary.  The classroom will be used by local elementary schools, scout troops, y-guides, neighbors, etc.

The Process of Getting There:

Working side by side with the City of Richardson, a committee was formed to generate ideas.  Joining forces to take the project from concept to implementation, representatives from Prairie Creek Garden Club, Canyon Creek Garden Club, Canyon Creek Homeowner’s Association, Aldridge Elementary, Canyon Creek Elementary, and Prairie Creek Elementary worked for two years along with the entire community culminating in breaking ground on May 10, 2010.

​A Shared Vision:

With Discovery Point, it’s as much about the journey as the discovery.  Gathering feedback from residents and potential users, the committee rallied around a shared vision to:

  • Leave a natural footprint with minimal removal of the natural environment
  • Maintain/provide a sense of discovery
  • Continue a tradition of community pride and ownership in our park.

​Project Funding:

Discovery Point was completed through private funds.  More than 125 individuals and organizations contributed financially to the project. 

​Photos of the Completed Project:




Article "Discovery Discovery Point"  as seen in the Sept/Oct 2009 Richardson Living Magazine 

Preliminary Renderings of Discover Point  previously referred to as Prairie Creek Council Ring

Prairie Creek Park Master Plan as approved by The City of Richardson, City Council

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