Residential feature #1: The trail

The trail at Lakeside provides safety for its users by maximizing visibility and accessibility. It's varied beauty -- from lake views to linear parks -- will be an amenity for residents and visitors alike.

The trail at Lakeside provides safety for its users by maximizing visibility and accessibility. It’s varied beauty — from lake views to linear parks — will be an amenity for residents and visitors alike.

 

Trail, linear parks complement elegant neighborhood feel

As the trail meanders through Lakeside neighborhoods, it will take the form of a linear park about 30 feet wide.

As the trail travels through Lakeside neighborhoods couched in linear parks, its natural beauty will be civilized.

“The trail will be the lifeblood of Lakeside,” suggested Dan Quinto, planner for Lakeside DFW, “and a signature amenity for residents.”

As construction begins this month on the first phase of Lakeside DFW, the first segments of the trail are expected to be completed by December.

High on the list of amenities recommended by Flower Mound residents in the Lakeside DFW survey (click here), the trail has grown steadily in importance as planning turned from concepts to blueprints.

“In addition to providing a beautiful place to walk and run,” Quinto said, “it will unify all of the diverse parts of the project, from the single-family homes to the apartments, condominiums, the commercial area in Lakeside Village and on Lakeside Parkway, and, of course, the adjoining neighborhoods.”

The trail will link up with the existing neighborhoods to the west where Heritage Lane abuts Lakewood Park. In addition, the trail will connect on the east with the Flower Mound trail system at Surrey Lane.

“Designing a successful trail involves a number of basic principles,” Quinto pointed out.

“The most basic principle is safety. Users of the trail must feel secure. So, where possible, the trail is visible and in the center of things so that users will visible to a lot people.”

In many areas (including the first phase of the single-family section), the trail will travel in a 29.5-feet-wide linear park surrounded by trees and homes.

The trail will include signage, water fountains, lighting and will be ADA compliant.

The trail will include signage, water fountains, lighting and will be ADA compliant.

“It will be highly visible and accessible,” Quinto added. “Those attributes will attract more users and contributes to the safety of the trail.”

“Trails also must be fairly level and flat so that those on skates or with strollers will not endanger themselves and others,” Quinto said.

Finally, variety and beauty play key roles in attracting users and keeping them coming back.”

Quinto points out the Lakeside trail will be especially loaded in this category.

“It will go from the wide open spaces of Lakewood Park to the narrower linear park segment through the single-family area,” Quinto explained. “Then it will migrate out to the Corps area before coming back briefly through the neighborhood.”

“Then it opens up along the part of the trail that offers lake views.”

The trail also will wind back through the eastern section of the project where it will connect with the town’s trail system.

“Its beauty and variety will attract lots of people and make it a social mixing bowl, a great place to see and be seen.”

Comments

  1. Mark O'Connor says

    When are you going to post prices and when can we put $ down on our spots, I hate not knowing…. Thanks Mark

    • lakeside says

      We will post general price ranges in the next week along with contact info at all three builders (Normandy, American Legend, and Darling). The builders tell us they are still working on designs for Lakeside. The builders may not announce their definitive pricing and begin selling lots until the new roads of the residential area have been paved.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>