Message from the Director

Michael KowskiMcKinney Parks & Recreation

A Lifetime of Discovery!

This is a fantastic time of the year to reacquaint yourself with everything that McKinney Parks and Recreation has to offer, and this guide is a great place to start. I encourage you to explore the many opportunities that we offer, try something different and exciting, visit a park, facility or event that’s new to you and hopefully uncover a lifetime of discovery!


McKinney is fortunate to have a dedicated and enthusiastic Parks, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Board to provide guidance and support for all the great things you’ll find on your journey through your parks system. Our Board brings together a variety of talented citizens with expertise in such areas as business, finance, real estate, engineering and environmental management, and many serve in the community as coaches and volunteers. They are your neighbors and take great pride in championing the visionary goals set forth in our 2017 parks master plan, and for that we are thankful.


I also want to remind you that we rely on your input to ensure the success of our parks projects. That is why in addition to public input meetings to gather ideas from residents, we have developed an online survey option. Please keep up to date on forthcoming activities and any future surveys by visiting our website and our social media platforms. We need and value your ideas!


Michael Kowski

Director of Parks and Recreation