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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
The theater seats 427 people and is located in the heart of downtown McKinney in the historic Collin County Courthouse.


Chestnut Square

315 S. Chestnut St.
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
This museum showcases historical artifacts, photographs, documents, diaries, manuscripts, newspapers, land records and maps.

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary

1 Nature Place
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.
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.


Eldorado Country Club

2604 Country Club Drive
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
The country club offers an 18-hole course and 27-hole course both built in 1988.

Oak Hollow Golf Course

3005 N. McDonald St.
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
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
The 18-hole course offers six par five holes and an after-hours driving range.


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