McKINNEY — Non-profit organizations and municipalities now have the opportunity to apply for a share of $2.2 million in Parks & Open Space funds.

As a result of the 2007 Collin County Bond Program, funding is available for projects including, but not limited to, land acquisition, trails, and capital improvements for parks and open spaces located within Collin County.

In the coming days, the application packets will be mailed to all communities and previous applicants. Applications are also available online via the County website, or by contacting:

Collin County Special Projects Department
4690 Community Ave., Ste. 200
McKinney, TX 75071

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, July 7, 2014.

The Parks Foundation Advisory Board will conduct a review process between July and September with funding recommendations being submitted to the Collin County Commissioners Court in October 2014.

For more information about this funding, please call the Special Projects Department staff at 972-548-3744.


About Collin County

Collin County is one of 254 counties in the state of Texas and is located north of the metropolitan area of Dallas. It has a population of over 812,000, growing at a rate of 3.8 percent according to 2011 estimates. It covers over 840 square miles in land area. It is bordered by Grayson, Fannin, Hunt, Rockwall, Dallas and Denton counties. The county was founded in 1848 and has a county seat of McKinney. Both the county and the county seat were named after Collin McKinney, one of the five men who drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence. For more information visit