Parks & Trails
Connect with the Outdoors
The City of McKinney maintains 80 miles of hike and bike trails and almost 3,000 acres of parks & open spaces across the city. These spaces span the range of parkland and cityscapes. Discover new views of native restoration areas, enjoy wildflowers in bloom, and relax in all of the green space McKinney has to offer.
Park Hours: 5:30 a.m. and 11 p.m.*
*Erwin Park Hours: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Snakes in City Parks
The natural areas in and around city parks, especially heavily wooded areas, host many types of wildlife including snakes. While snakes are a sign of a healthy environment, residents are encouraged to be cautious while enjoying the many well-maintained parks, trails or recreational facilities McKinney has to offer. If you cross paths with a snake, back away slowly and leave the area immediately.
The city’s parks and hike and bike trails are managed by the Parks & Recreation Department. The funding for the acquisition, design and construction of our parks and park facilities comes from a combination of developer contributions, grants, McKinney Development Corporation money and bond elections.
Hike and Bike Trail Master Plan, 2023
Trails Master Plan, 2023 - Full Document (large file, expect longer download time)
Parks & Trail Locator Map Tips
- Click on a park icon or trail for address and amenities.
- Existing trails are the solid black lines
- Planned trails are the dotted lines.
- If you click on a park and get a popup about a trail, look for an arrow that takes you from one of two to two of two pages.
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