Frisco Commons Park
The Frisco Garden Club maintains an active presence at the Frisco Commons Park. The original war memorial, donated by the club, way back in 1947, found it's eventual home perched atop the bandstand. In 2010, the City of Frisco, VFW, and FGC donated a Blue Star Memorial to the Park's entrance. In 2015, the VFW's Walk of Honor was unveiled. The Frisco Garden Club was recognized for dedication and support of the US Military. The FGC helps with the design of the flanking pocket gardens to the Veteran's Memorial sanctuary entrance.
FGC Continues to provide updated design for the garden base plantings for Nick's Eagle Scout project statue: Flyboy
War Memorial Urn
The Frisco Garden Club undertook the building of a war memorial. The urn, made of polished red granite from Fredericksburg, Texas was originally placed at the Main Street split just west of Preston at what is now known as Gary Burns Drive. This tiny little triangle of space used to host Memorial Day Services with the Frisco VFW Post.
Since 2005, the urn has found its final placement of honor at Frisco Commons Park.
Walk of Honor
Veterans Day, 2014
The Walk of Honor is project of the Frisco VFW Post.
The Frisco Garden Club, in partnership with the VFW, sponsors Memorial Day Services every year at this beautiful Veterans Memorial at Frisco Commons Park.
The flanking entrance pocket gardens to the Veterans Memorial Sanctuary were designed and installed to eventually grow and resemble the US flag. The Cotoneaster shrubs with there bluish gray hues bloom tiny white flowers in the spring represents the blue field of the flag. The Gray Santolina (or Lavender Cotton) is a low border plant, easily managed and drought tolerant, represents the white stripes of the waving flag. Finally, the Verbena is a low growing green perennial ground cover that will bloom red clusters in the spring. All of these plants require good drainage and low water. Update: The City of Frisco lost many of the Cotoneaster shrubs due to lengthy freezes in the area during the winter of 2016-2017. The flanking bed areas have become a blank slate once again, and the City will be helping the FGC to implement a new plan.
Our 2016 developing project was to add the base plantings to an Eagle Scout project: "The Flyboy" bronze statue.
Nicholas Morrow achieved his Eagle Scout rankings when "The Flyboy" statue was unveiled on Veterans Day 2016. Read more about his incredible undertaking here.
Blue Star Memorial