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Posted on: November 30, 2018

McKinney introduces first free public piano for community to enjoy

Public Piano at MPAC

This week, the McKinney Senior Recreation Center donated a piano, covered in the handprints of senior center members, to Historic Downtown McKinney to be placed on the square as McKinney's first public piano. The message “play me” is displayed inviting visitors to create a melody.


The City of McKinney historic downtown recently earned the prestigious Cultural District Designation from the Texas Commission on the Arts for demonstrating the area’s art, events, activities and amenities that play a pivotal role in setting the downtown apart as a gathering place for commerce, companionship and culture.


The cultural district is the perfect home for the donated piano to be enjoyed by the community and visitors to share music together. It is located outside of the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St., and is open for anyone to come up and play. 


View more information about the Historic Downtown McKinney Cultural District


About McKinney
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of 180,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.