Over the past three decades, Carol Fox Park has been a testament to the power of community engagement and dedication. In the early days, a group of committed individuals embarked on a journey to transform the park, embedding their efforts and spirits into its very foundation through hand imprints and personal messages in the concrete walkways. These elements have since stood as a bridge, linking past and present generations who share this park. The original renovation planning process began in 1990 and the award-winning playground was constructed by 400 volunteers in November of 1992 on national volunteer day drawing region wide attention.


As we stand on the cusp of enhancing the park with a new themed playground, our priority is to honor this rich history while paving the way for future memories and connections. We extend an invitation to the original renovators to bring their perspectives to the forefront of our design discussions. Your history and connection to Carol Fox Park are important as we aim to enrich its legacy.


In recognition of the original contributions, we propose an initiative to integrate the essence of the past into the new playground. For those with handprints in the sidewalk, we offer the opportunity to inscribe a message or select a symbol for the new structure—whether a reflection of your original message or an entirely new sentiment. This gesture is a commitment to preserving the park's historical significance and ensuring its legacy endures for future generations.


Additionally, we are inviting new residents of Jersey Village to leave your own mark on the new playground. This initiative serves not only as a bridge between the past and the future but also as a welcoming embrace to those who have recently joined our community. Your participation in contributing a handprint, message, or symbol to the playground will symbolize your inclusion in the ongoing story of Carol Fox Park. It's a unique chance to mark your mark in the fabric of our community, ensuring that the legacy of the park reflects not just its history for your future generations as well. We are eager to weave your experiences and hopes into the collective memory of our park, marking the beginning of new traditions and memories for years to come.


Our vision for Carol Fox Park is to cultivate an environment that continues to welcome and unite all members of our community. We invite every resident to participate in this exciting new chapter, contributing your ideas, memories, and enthusiasm. Together, we can create a space that embodies the spirit of inclusivity and mutual respect, making the park a JV landmark for another 30 years and beyond.

We will be organizing a kickoff community meeting March 27th from 6pm-7pm at the Civic Center to kick off the design discussions and formulate a plan for the new play structure. All residents are welcome to attend to provide ideas and feedback. Bring your family and have your play experts tell us what they want, children of all ages and abilities. If you're unable to make the meeting please email us with your thoughts (opens in a new window).


Let's come together to celebrate the history, embrace the present, and create a future that reflects the unity and strength of our community. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to making Carol Fox Park a special place for all.



OCTOBER 1 2023 | Funds were allocated  for improvements to Carol Fox Park. This will be a multi-phase project with improvements occurring in 2024 & 2025. 


January 2024 | Discussion with Kimerly-Horn began in regards to the design of the Carol Fox Park improvements.


March 27, 2024 | First public meeting was held at the Civic Center to present conceptual designs to the public for feed back. 

There we discussed the PowerPoint (attached below) and focused on donor appreciation, site layout, initial playground concepts, and security lighting.   It was decided that we will transition the donor appreciation from the sidewalk to a new area using a combination of pictured history and donor plaques and remove the existing sidewalk.  We will attempt to save the sidewalk pieces for the owners but we can not guarantee success.  It was also decided that we will look to light the park with options to dim the lights in the late evening to serve a security purpose. 

What's next??

Come out to Founders' Day April 13th as the design team will have more in depth vision boards that you can interact with and provide feedback.  We will outline the specific playground features for your play experts (children) to vote on!

We will take all of the feedback from founders day and begin to finalize the design for Carol Fox. 

June 20th! help make your mark at Carol fox with the Mural Project. See details  

Carol Fox Park Mural Project | 



National Parks and Recreation Association (NRPA) Trends in Play | Investing in Safe Play | Park Pulse | National Recreation and Park Association (


NRPA Research | NRPA Agency Performance Review, Field Report | Research | National Recreation and Park Association 



NRPA | Playgrounds Are Park and Recreation Essential Infrastructure | National Recreation and Park Association (


Take a look at our power point presentation from our community meeting on March 27th below!