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Click here to see Mayor Joe McCourry and City Manager Troy Powell discussing The Colony on Moving America Forward with Doug Llewelyn and William Shatner.
The site of The Colony is located inside the original Peters Colony lands. The city of The Colony did not exist before 1969, when home developers purchased most of the land located around State Highway 121 and Farm-to-Market Road 423. They planned the development of a new “dream city” modeled after the city of Dallas, consisting primarily of single family homes grouped as a “colony”. The homes were served by a municipal utility district formed to bring water, electricity, cable television and telephone service.
In 1976, one of the original homeowners associations petitioned the city of Frisco, Texas to remove the area from its extra-territorial jurisdiction. A vote was held in January 1977, and the City of The Colony was officially incorporated at that time (the name Colony was already in use, and thus the current name with the definitive article was chosen).
The Colony is located just 35 minutes north of downtown Dallas along the southeastern shores of Lake Lewisville. With Highway 121 running through the city, residents are ten minutes from the corporate headquarters of Toyota, EDS, J.C. Penney, Ericsson, FedEx Office, Frito Lay, and Dr. Pepper, and less than 25 minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Interstate 35E is less than ten minutes west, and the Dallas North Tollway is five minutes east, making The Colony a prime site for retail and corporate development.
Recreation and Leisure
The Colony is well served by the award-winning Parks and Recreation Department, named the Top Parks and Recreation Department in Texas in 2002 by the Texas Recreation and Parks Society, as well as numerous levels of recognition by the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation. The Parks and Recreation Department of The Colony was also responsible for our city being named Sportstown, Texas by Sports Illustrated and the National Recreation and Parks Association.
The Colony opened one of the premier youth sports facilities in the nation in 2003. The Colony Five Star Complex is home to six baseball fields, six soccer fields, two football fields, one softball field, two playgrounds, concession/restroom facilities, three group pavilions, and miles and miles of hike and bike trails. A memorial to veterans of the armed services is also located within this new state-of-the-art facility.
The Colony is home to two beautiful lake parks, located on the eastern shore of Lake Lewisville. Stewart Creek Park and Hidden Cove Park offer visitors an opportunity to camp, hike, fish, boat, swim, or just relax in a scenic lake setting. Visit The Colony Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
Surrounded by 9,000 protected acres of nature, Lake Lewisville spans 23,280 acres and has 233 miles of shoreline. Catch the big one in the morning, then take a walk on our wild side and explore miles of scenic trails all around Lake Lewisville.
Lake Lewisville is a Corps of Engineers reservoir that is immensely popular for water sports and outdoor recreation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The City of Lewisville manages Lake Park on the south shore of the lake: picnic area, RV and tent camping, pavilion, 24-hour fishing barge, swimming beach and excellent public facilities. Marinas, boat rentals, launch ramps and angler’s supplies are also available. Fishing on Lake Lewisville includes large-mouth bass, crappie, catfish, white bass and spectacular hybrid white/striped bass. Swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, sail boarding, camping, biking and picnicking are all part of what makes Lake Lewisville so much fun.