March 2, 2015. CMT board president Phil Wheat presents long-time board member and former mayor Bill Whitfield with an award of appreciation from the board in recognition of his many years of hard work and...Read More
The three girls who won the crape myrtle science project award at Wilmeth Elementary yesterday. They were given the award at the end of our Mother’s Day presentation, and the auditorium lights were still turned off for the video, so this phone photo is not worth using on...Read More
‘McKinney honored as ‘America’s Crape Myrtle City’ By Carolyn Skei, Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney Jan 23, 2014 The Texas State House of Representatives and the McKinney City Council both recently passed resolutions honoring the City of McKinney as “America’s...Read More
Our foundation formed in 1999 with the goal of promoting our city as we showcase crape myrtles throughout its public and private plantings. Those of us involved with The Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney Foundation have special interest in this great group of plants and in our...Read More
For the love of McKinney
The Birth of the Crape Myrtle Trails World Collection Park. As narrated by our Founder Neil Sperry
The not-for-profit Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney Foundation formed in 1998.
The first major plantings of crape myrtles were made in September 2000 and April 2001 along Eldorado Parkway from Highway 5 (McDonald Street) west to Hardin Boulevard, also along U.S. 380 just west of U.S. 75.Plans Click to download a list of locations and varieties.
Subsequent plantings were made from Hardin Road to Stonebridge Drive, also along Virginia Parkway.
To be an integral part of elevating the beauty and appeal of our great city to the highest levels by showcasing the premier flowering plant of the South throughout our community in a thoughtful and meaningful manner and by promoting McKinney Texas as America’s crape myrtle city!! We are a Non-Profit 501 (C) (3) Status.
Join us in special events celebrating “Americas’ Crape Myrtle City” McKinney, our people and our crape myrtles.
• Various tours and programs throughout the year.
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