Parks Development

Project dates are subject to change. 

Questions? Email Parks Development.

Current Parks Development Projects

Project Timeline
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Master Plan
The Parks Development team is currently in the process of updating the Parks Master Plane and Hike and Bike Master Plan.

The plans provide direction on parkland needs, park improvements, trail construction, recreational facilities, street-scape improvements and future park projects for the next 1 - 10 years and beyond. 
Link to MCDC - It's My McKinneySenior Rec Center
Renovations will enlarge staff offices, multi-purpose rooms and fitness room. The entrance to the facility will also be updated.
Currently under renovation with a completion timeline of spring 2021.
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Immediate work includes replacing old restroom and adding additional covered seating.

Other renovations include the, playground, concessions and sports fields.

For more information, visit the FAQ page.
In construction. Spring 2021
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Neighborhood Park Renovations
These eight neighborhood parks will be renovated soon:
All master plans are complete.
Link to MCDC - It's My McKinneyOld Settler’s Park | Old Settler's Park Master Plan
This park is undergoing a complete phased renovation. Highlights of the plan include the enhancement of the existing creek, larger pavilions, new playground equipment, a splashpad, updated sports courts and new gathering spaces.

Phase 1 will deliver new playground equipment, new pavilions and an updated sports courts that can host a variety of activities such as basketball and futsal.
Phase 1 - Summer 2021
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Phase II work is currently underway and it involves renovating the southern half of the facility. This includes converting the outdoor basketball pavilion into a new interior space.

The new interior space will include new community rooms, a commercial-grade warming kitchen, an expanded fitness area with all new equipment, new restrooms and showers and a large game room.

The Aquatics Center is undergoing a refresh to the offices, restrooms, showers, and other public areas.
Spring 2021

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Gabe Nesbitt
New playground and shade structures at both baseball and softball fields.
Under construction.

Greens of McKinney
This project includes the 73-acre former golf course and recently acquired 4.7-acre neighborhood park. The Greens of McKinney and neighborhood park planning will be in accordance with the approved 2010 Master Plan.

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No timeline as of now.
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This project will include renovations and upgrades to current park amenities.
March 2021
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Finch Park will undergo improvements in accordance with the approved 2010 Master Plan.

Phase 2: new playground pods and a new splash pad.

Phase 1 complete.
Phase 2 in design.

Prestwyck Park
This neighborhood park will be located near the intersection of University Dr. and Coit Rd. within the Prestwyck subdivision. View the Prestwyk Park Master Plan.
Under construction.

Robinson Ridge Park
This neighborhood park will be located just east of Muscadine Drive and Garden Ridge in the Robinson Ridge subdivision. Just west of Ledbetter Park and Baker Elementary. 
In design.
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Renovations include the expansion and update of the playground area, adding more pavilions, upgrading the sports court and install walking trails.

During the 1950s, a site near the park was used as an unpermitted landfill. As part of this project, the city will complete work to maintain and increase safety protocols for this site as part of a Voluntary Clean-up Program (VCP). This work requires tree removal in the park and the installation of an enhanced barrier on top of the old landfill.

Questions about the VCP? Call Environmental Engineering at 972-547-7475

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In 1996, voters approved a one-half cent sales tax to promote and preserve the quality of life in McKinney. Local shopping and dining enable MCDC to make a direct impact back into the community. MCDC has invested more than $100 million into the community to support quality of life projects.

The "It’s My McKinney" icon lets you know that your local dining and shopping helped make this project a reality.

2019BondProject_100_flat_100pxIn 2019 McKinney residents voted to approve $91 million in funding for the enhancement and expansion of the city's parks system. When you see the 2019 Bond Project icon, you know that your vote helped to make this project possible. Learn more about the 2019 Bond.