"America’s Crape Myrtle City"

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.

Median Plantings

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.

 2014-15 Sponsors



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.



Annual Events

Join us in special events celebrating “Americas’ Crape Myrtle City”  McKinney, our people and our crape myrtles.

 Runners may view the new courses here!

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Volunteers Register Here


EVENTS Sponsor Opportunities

• 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run (Event Date: September 26th 2015 at Boyd High School in McKinney)

• Crape myrtle distribution to McKinney I.S.D. 5th graders the Friday before Mother’s Day

• Various tours and programs throughout the year.



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