Disc golf, water sports, museums and more: Things to do in McKinney

The city of McKinney offers two disc golf courses.

The city of McKinney offers two disc golf courses.

Looking to explore McKinney and have some fun? The city has plenty of unique places to learn the history of Collin County, marvel at public art or play a round of disc golf. Scan the list of activities and see what McKinney has to offer.


Disc golf








Alex Clark Memorial Disc Golf Course


1986 Park View Ave.
www.mckinneytexas.org/873/alex-clark-disc-golf-course
This spacious 18-acre, 18-basket disc golf course consists of roadways, parking lots and private yards.







Towne Lake Disc Golf Course


1405 Wilson Creek Parkway
www.mckinneytexas.org/912/towne-lake-recreation-area
The 18-hole disc golf course, located south of Towne Lake and the Wilson Creek Softball Complex, has access to a pedestrian bridge over the creek.







Water sports








Kayak McKinney


100 E. Louisiana St., Ste. 5C
214-257-5819
www.kayakmckinney.com
Kayak McKinney offers kayak classes, guided kayak tours and paddle parties for groups on the coves of Lake Lavon.








Towne Lake Recreation Area


1405 Wilson Creek Parkway
214-578-0339
www.mckinneytexas.org/912/towne-lake-recreation-area
With 108 acres, this recreation area includes a 22-acre lake, a fishing pier, a dock, a concession stand and paddle boat rentals.







Art and theater centers









The Cove


402 N. Tennessee St.
www.thecovemckinney.com
This cooperative venue inspires creatives to congregate, communicate, perform and collaborate. The venue is open for exhibits every weekend.







Heard-Craig Center for the Arts


205 W. Hunt St.
972-569-6909
www.heardcraig.org
The art museum offers tours Monday through Friday with tour and tea events held Tuesdays and Thursdays.








McKinney Performing Arts Center


111 N. Tennessee St.
972-547-2650
www.mckinneytexas.org/117/performing-arts-center
The theater seats 427 people and is located in the heart of downtown McKinney in the historic Collin County Courthouse.







Museums








Chestnut Square


315 S. Chestnut St.
972-562-8790
www.chestnutsquare.org
This historic village, located on 2.5 acres of land, showcases six historic homes, a chapel, and a replica of a one-room school house and store.







Collin County History Museum


300 E. Virginia St.
972- 542-9457
www.collincountyhistorymuseum.org
This museum showcases historical artifacts, photographs, documents, diaries, manuscripts, newspapers, land records and maps.







Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary


1 Nature Place
972-562-5566
www.heardmuseum.org
This 289-acre wildlife sanctuary and museum was founded in 1967 for the primary purpose of educating children about nature. The museum also hosts a variety of events, including walks and night hikes.







Pacific Tradewinds Coffee Co.


3103 N. McDonald St.
214-778-5662
www.pacifictradewindscoffee.com
This local roastery is also home to a coffee museum that features a collection of antique coffee brewing equipment.







Dog park









Bonnie Wenk Park


2996 W. Virginia Parkway
This two-acre, fenced dog park includes a splash pad for dogs, a shaded pavilion, and separate areas for big and small dogs.







Golf









Eldorado Country Club


2604 Country Club Drive
972-529-6779
www.eldoradocc.com
This 18-hole golf course was established in 1981. The course is open to all skill levels.








Stonebridge Ranch Country Club


7003 Beacon Hill Road
972-529-5993
www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/stonebridge-ranch-country-club
The country club offers an 18-hole course and 27-hole course both built in 1988.







Oak Hollow Golf Course


3005 N. McDonald St.
972-562-0670
www.oakhollowgolf.com
The course offers 8,000-square-feet of putting and chipping greens, 300 yard driving ranch and bunker practice center.








TPC Craig Ranch


8000 Collin McKinney Parkway
972-747-9005
www.tpc.com/craigranch
The par 72, 7,438-yard course crosses Rowlett Creek 14 times and hosted the 2008 Nationwide Tour Championship.







WestRidge Golf Course


9055 Cotton Ridge North Road
972-346-2212
www.westridgegolfcourse.com
The 18-hole course offers six par five holes and an after-hours driving range.






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