A friend of Bonnie Wenk’s had this to say in 2009:
It put a tear in my eye reading that the McKinney city council has named a park along Wilson Creek after my friend Bonnie Wenk. Bonnie was both passionate and gentle, a southern lady who loved the water and the trees and her fellow man. She worked for many years to protect and preserve the creeks, dams and lakes that make up much of McKinney’s green space. I know she would be honored to see the Bonnie Wenk Park along Wilson Creek. – Bill
Good times and outdoor fun in McKinney just got better. Enter Bonnie Wenk Park.
Tonight’s 6:30 pm ribbon-cutting will officially usher in McKinney’s 45th city park. Not bad for a community near 150,000 strong.
Come join the fun and experience this new 250-acre park that sits northeast of Hardin alongside the Wilson Creek greenbelt at 2996 W. Virginia Pkwy.
Roughly 20-acres, phase I includes a dog park that opened in March, two concrete hike and bike trails, an amphitheater with stage, and restrooms and parking.
Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets for comfy seating at the amphitheater for live entertainment by local band Kyle Brooks & the Rhythm & Beards at 7 p.m, sponsored by the McKinney Arts Commission.
And bring your appetite ’cause food trucks will be on hand.
Once on-site parking fills up additional parking will be available at Al Ruschhaupt Soccer Complex, 1986 Park View Ave. with transportation provided to the park.
So come out and enjoy this new open space named for late McKinney resident Bonnie Wenk, who was a true unsung hero dedicated to protecting and preserving McKinney’s lakes and creeks.