News & Announcements

Little Elm News Flash

Posted on: March 15, 2018

Public invited to participate in Honor Park construction

187224384Jerry Walker Concept Plan Board 1

Public invited to participate in Honor Park construction

LITTLE ELM (March 15, 2018) A community park honoring first responders is coming to the municipal complex in Little Elm, and residents, organizations, businesses and corporations can assist in financing its construction.

                The living memorial, called the Public Safety Honor Park, is to be located on a patch of open space facing the Little Elm Town Hall and Public Library.  It will contain structures that pay homage to police and fire personnel as well as to the late Detective Jerry Walker who was killed while responding to a disturbance in Little Elm on Jan. 17, 2017. 

                 The designated site of the contemplative garden is at 102 West Eldorado Parkway, across the entry driveway from Little Elm’s Public Safety Building and serves as a welcoming feature to visitors of Town Hall and the Library.

                The park’s overall thematic design was conceived by a citizens committee with the final technical design under the auspices of Halff and Associates.  Parks design firm Dunaway Associates helped create the initial design.

                Using the concept of a small flock of sheep being tended to and guarded by a trained sheepdog, ever-faithful to its task of providing safety and comfort to the sheep, the memorial calls to mind the selfless actions of the unseen caretaker, ever ready to protect, defend and save the lives of those in its care.

                Attributed to author and retired US Army Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, the sheepdog analogy is one which Walker, himself an Army veteran, espoused and adopted as the basis for his call to police work. 

                The memorial will include benches, pergolas, a water feature, landscaping, various species of trees, walkways, contemplative paths, and a large open area available for gatherings and remembrance celebrations.

                 While the construction costs are estimated to be as much as $700,000 range, a fund-raising effort has been initiated.   Donors can obtain more information at

                Tax-deductible donations are being accepted at any level.  Also, three sizes of bricks are available for sponsorship.  Standard-sized bricks of 4 inches by 8 inches can be purchased for $100.    Larger bricks of 8 square inches can be purchased for $300, or the largest bricks of 12 square inches can be purchased for $500. 

A brief message or other dedication can be added to the bricks.  Both of the larger sized bricks can carry a longer message or can be decorated with one of 25 different military, patriotic or religious emblems.

                In addition, corporations or large donors can choose a sponsorship level from Corporal to Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, or Chief.  These sponsorships start at $1,000 and rise incrementally to $50,000 and above. 

                Construction of the park is expected to begin later this year.

Additional Info...
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Little Elm News Flash

council corner 2

Council Corner 1-15-19

Posted on: January 16, 2019
Donuts and Databases Image

Donuts and Databases: Find What You Need

Posted on: January 11, 2019

New Year, New You

Posted on: December 26, 2018
council corner 2

Council Corner 12-18-18

Posted on: December 20, 2018
Town of Little Elm Digital Road Map2019 (2)

Town Holds Honor Park Groundbreaking

Posted on: December 19, 2018
Est. 2012

Holiday Hours

Posted on: December 17, 2018
What To Do

A Word About Wildlife

Posted on: December 11, 2018
council corner 2

Council Corner 12-4-18

Posted on: December 7, 2018

Important Information: Christmas Parade

Posted on: November 27, 2018
council corner 2

Council Corner 11-20-18

Posted on: November 21, 2018

Shopping Small Means a Big Impact

Posted on: November 19, 2018

Major Collision on US 380

Posted on: November 18, 2018
dazzle (2)

Stay Safe This Holiday Season

Posted on: November 15, 2018

Appreciating the Animal Shelter

Posted on: November 8, 2018
council corner 2

Council Corner 11-6-18

Posted on: November 8, 2018
Est. 2012

Thanksgiving 2018 Hours

Posted on: November 6, 2018

Do You Know About NaNoWriMo?

Posted on: October 29, 2018

Get Social with Us!

Posted on: October 11, 2018

What Will You Create Today?

Posted on: October 17, 2018

Beyond Books: Learn About the Library

Posted on: October 8, 2018

Call of Unresponsive Person

Posted on: November 14, 2018
council corner 2

Council Corner 10-16-18

Posted on: October 17, 2018
sadder ph

Pumpkin Hollow is Canceled

Posted on: October 15, 2018
recycled paint

Ready, Set, Recycle!

Posted on: October 8, 2018
0001 (1)

Budget Highlights 2018-2019

Posted on: September 26, 2018
council corner 2

Council Corner 9-18-18

Posted on: September 19, 2018

Library wins statewide award

Posted on: April 20, 2018
no fire

Denton County Issues Mandatory Burn Ban

Posted on: December 6, 2017

Winter averaging starts next month

Posted on: October 25, 2017

NR - Little Elm Alert upgrades system

Posted on: March 16, 2017

Police seek information on imposter cop

Posted on: November 29, 2016

NR - Santas Elves set registration dates

Posted on: September 27, 2016

LEPD New Release LEHS Threat 02022016

Posted on: February 2, 2016

NR - Little Elm holiday schedule released

Posted on: December 11, 2015

NR - Little Elm names new Fire Chief

Posted on: November 5, 2015

NR - Town to observe Labor Day holiday

Posted on: August 28, 2015

NR - Little Elm boat ramp reopens

Posted on: July 12, 2015

NR - Resident bitten by rabid skunk

Posted on: March 31, 2015

Alamo- Little Elm announcement-final

Posted on: January 21, 2015