Frisco Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce is right on Main Street in the old downtown part of Frisco… they have some info on what the city has to offer and I suspect are better at aiding businesses and newcomers to the area than to tourist seeking attractions in the area. When I asked the receptionist about the Sculptured Gardens and where they were located at, she was very vague about what I was talking about and yet this gardens are quite a big part of the new development in Frisco.
6843 Main St., Frisco
Frisco Rough Riders and Dallas Stars Hockey
I am so excited as they are building a gorgeous new complex. The news tonight talked about new complex sports arenas and they cost 250 to 450 million dollars.....wow! It opens April 3rd, so keep tuned for more photos if you are interested, please come back to this page.
Texas Sculpture Garden
I had seen the sculptures at Irwin and downtown Dallas, so I asked my daughter about sculpture in Frisco. We went to look at the stampede sculpture and also passed by the sculpture garden at Hall Office Park. This is a private collection of the work of 38 prominent Texas artists located in the Hall Office Park. It is the largest private collection of contemporary Texas sculpture ever assembled and made available to the public.
The art is set among winding walking trails, lush landscaping, lakes and fountains specially designed to complement the art and provide a fitting backdrop for the work. We took our granddaughter here on a nice day and she had a good time running around and finding the animal sculptures. The H.O.P. Rabbits are named for the place - Hall Office Park is abbreviated H.O.P.
It is one-half mile north of SH 121 just off Dallas Parkway in Frisco, Texas within the Hall Office Park development. Exterior collection open daily dawn to dusk. There are also some exhibits inside 6801 Gaylord.
My father-in-law took us here to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday. My father-in-law likes this place because the decor is somewhat raunchy. There are pictures of men in speedos who basically overflow the fabric, and one of a kangaroo's balls. Some of the ones that are just pin-ups are in photo 4.
The ladies room (which my father-in-law has not seen of course and I can only imagine what is in the men's room) has framed ladies undergarments (photo 5) decorating the walls. One of our favorites is
Apple Gorgonzola Salad
Tart Granny Smith apples, spiced walnuts, dried cranberries and Gorgonzola cheese are tossed with fresh Romaine lettuce and our Italian vinaigrette.
We ordered Lasagna
Nine towering layers of lasagna noodles stuffed with our homemade meat sauce and a savory combination of ricotta, mozzarella, provolone and Romano cheeses.
Spaghetti Meat Balls
Imported Italian spaghetti with our famous half-pound mouth-watering meatballs smothered in our homemade marinara sauce.
The meat balls are huge.
We had enough to eat so that we packed some of it up to take home.
Frisco, as it is known now, was created in 1902 in the rich Prairie lands of North Texas. The soil was vital for successful farmland. This area back in the 1800’s saw the construction of a north-south road which led from Austin to the Red River which resulted in the early name of the ‘Shawnee Trail”. It was later to have the name changed twice, first to the Preston Trail and then Preston Road. Frisco’s name was chosen by the people who chose to name their town in honour of the railroad which founded it - St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railway (their popular name was ‘Frisco Line’). After 1838, wagon trains of early immigrants to Texas regularly travelled this route along with the cattle drives heading north from Austin. Lebanon, a thriving cattle town served as an assembly point for the cattle drives and today, is part of Frisco.
Today Frisco is one of the fastest growing cities in North Texas with a population of around 33,000. In 1990 the population was just over 6,000. There are many major corporations based up that way – JC Penny, EDS, Dr Pepper/7UP, Ericsson and Frito Lay just to name a few. Stonebriar Mall is reported to be the largest mall in North Texas but there are many other shopping centres set along Preston Road. Large business parks and hotel resorts are springing up and there are more than 120 restaurants in Frisco. Lake Lewisville is only 5 mins away to the West, Lake Ray Hubbard is 45 mins to the east and Lake Texoma is 60 miles north.
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