Kaleidoscope Park

Kaleidoscope Park to Undergo Nationwide Search for Executive Director

Kaleidoscope Park is looking for a dynamic leader to serve as the Park’s next executive director, and lead our world-class destination into the future.

January 29, 2024

FRISCO, Texas – The Frisco, Texas-based Kaleidoscope Park Foundation has announced a nationwide search for a dynamic leader to serve as the park’s new executive director, leading the world-class destination into the future. The search is being led by the foundation’s board of directors, chaired by the Hon. Florence Shapiro, a long-time Collin County resident and former Texas senator, with the assistance of Communities Foundation of Texas.

Dr. Scott Stewart, the inaugural executive director of the Kaleidoscope Park Foundation, has announced his resignation effective Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. Stewart is returning to his home state of Illinois for personal reasons.

“We are saddened to see Dr. Stewart depart the Kaleidoscope Park project,” Shapiro said. “His leadership and extensive experience were instrumental in shaping the Park’s design and programming elements and establishing operations for the new foundation. We feel well prepared to continue this positive trajectory toward the Park’s opening this summer.”

During the search for a new executive director, both foundation operations and construction will continue with existing staff alongside the leadership of the Kaleidoscope Park Foundation board, Communities Foundation of Texas and HALL Group.

Kaleidoscope Park was made possible through a public-private partnership between HALL Group, Communities Foundation of Texas and the City of Frisco. This partnership provides the synergies required to develop such a unique asset and destination and is part of a larger redevelopment of HALL Park’s 162-acre campus which includes The Monarch HALL Park residences, HALL Park Hotel, The Tower at HALL Park office tower and a new park side eatery.

“Frisco is proud to be home to Kaleidoscope Park, and to share our community’s commitment to the arts with North Texas,” said Wes Pierson, city manager for the City of Frisco. “Kaleidoscope Park will be a premier gathering place for people to celebrate the arts in unique, personal and meaningful ways.”

Once open, the Park will be home to free, year-round public programming that will reflect the diverse and unique character of North Texas, including concerts, films, diverse musical and dance performances, and a variety of health and recreational activities. The Park will also feature public art, architecture and gardens, a children’s play area, dog park, performance lawns, technology terraces, shaded promenades and plazas.

The nearly six-acre Kaleidoscope Park is located near the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and Warren Parkway, and in neighboring distance to The Star, Stonebriar Centre, Legacy West, The Shops at Legacy, The Boardwalk and Granite Park, and is destined to be a landmark enjoyed by all of North Texas.

Kaleidoscope Park Foundation’s current Board of Directors is comprised of seven dedicated and passionate community leaders. In addition to Shapiro, board members include Dave Scullin, Communities Foundation of Texas’s past president and CEO; Elizabeth Bull, retired former chief financial officer at Communities Foundation of Texas; Kymberley Scalia, senior vice president of marketing for HALL Group; Kim Butler, executive vice president for HALL Group; Scott Boxer, who serves on the board of directors for EnTouch Controls; and Wes Pierson, Frisco city manager.

Read the full press release here.

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