This park was unknown to us for quite a while. Without pulling in and going around the dog park in front, you might miss it like we did. Mckinney has expanded the playground area to include much more further back in the park but we have only seen phase 1 so far. The phase 1 playground area doesn’t have a lot of features, but the ones it does have make up for it. There are a couple of zip lines that are really the main attraction. Depending on the crowd at the park you could end up waiting a reasonable amount of time for your kids to have a turn or it could always be free.
There aren’t any regular swings or toddler swings but there are a couple of upside-down turtle shell type swings that we like. We are able to fit all four kids on one swing together or even get on with them. There is also a very large web climbing structure, a little too high for most of our kids right now, but they still enjoy climbing around on it. The last area of the playground is more for the little kids, but still big enough for the older ones to have some fun. A small rock climbing structure, a tunnel, and balance beams and logs. We usually finish the trip in this area to let the kids unwind. Aside from the playground features there has always been a place for us to sit and almost the entire area is covered in trees so there is plenty of shade. There is a small pond right next to the park with a walkway where they kids always spot lots of turtles and frogs. The park hooks right into the nature trail or just walking around on the walkways and fielded area around the amphitheater and larger pond on the other side of the parking lot.
Ages: Infants (0-1 year), Toddlers (2-5 years), Grade School (6-12 years)
350 Hardin Blvd, McKinney, TX 75071, USA
Dawn to Dusk (Typical park hours)
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat