Collin County has a number of parks for people to enjoy.
Myers Park and Event Center
Acres of preserved nature, award-winning gardens, and spectacular countryside provide a beautiful backdrop for a
variety of public and private events, weddings, and special occasions.
Myers Park is a venue that boats much to do and see.
A 436-acre preserve located in northeast Collin County. The park features a 52-acre relic of the Blackland tall-grass
prairie and provides magnificent views of the countryside, much like those viewed by early settlers more than 100
years ago. Covered pavilions with cook pits and restroom facilities are available.
Wildflowers on the prairie include Prairie Parsley, Wild Petunia, Indian Paintbrush, Winecup, Prairie Clover, Meadow
Pinks, Purple Coneflower, Mexican Hat, Gay Feather, Azure Sage, Golden Rod and Asters.
Parkhill Prairie is open for day use only from sunrise to sundown.
Sister Grove Park
A 75-acre hike/bike trail located between Princeton and Farmersville, adjacent to Lake Lavon. The primitive trail is
open for day use only for hiking and off-road bicycling. The trail is closed when wet. Ground fires and hunting are
not permitted. Restrooms, pavillion and picnic tables are now available. The park trails are maintained by the
Dallas Off Road Bike Association (DORBA).
Sister Grove Park is open for day use only from sunrise to sundown.
A park for the radio-controlled airplane enthusiast...located east of Lucas adjacent to Lake Lavon. This park is
operated and managed by the
Richardson Radio Control Club.
An Equestrian and hiking trail with trailheads located at Brockdale Park and East Fork Park adjacent to Lake Lavon
near the communities of Lucas and Wylie. A restroom facility and picnic areas are available. The 25 mile trail is
managed and maintained by volunteers with the
Trinity Trail Preservation Association. For trail
conditions refer to TTPA’s website. View the
Map for more details regarding trail mileage and points of interest.
Collin County Adventure Camp
During the late 1990s, Collin County leaders noticed a need for an outdoor educational facility for children. The
population explosion had begun and the county was quickly becoming urban. The county noticed that children had few
places to acquire the simple outdoor experience many adults take for granted. The Collin County Adventure Camp
provides a place for Collin County's next generation to maintain a rapidly diminishing tie to nature that past
generations have enjoyed.
The idea of a camp was placed on a referendum in which the residents of Collin County approved $26 million in bond
funds to support construction of the facility. Soon thereafter, a camp advisory board was formed. Collin County also
entered into a partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas to manage the camp.
From 2002 until 2006, this combined group of dedicated individuals worked with contractors and consultants to create
the facility. The Collin County Adventure Camp is an example of Collin County’s commitment to children. Here, they
learn the value of open space and education.
For current information about camp activities and curriculum, please visit the official
YMCA Collin County Adventure Camp
website or call (214) 667-5600.