Parkhill Prairie: The Last Prairie in Texas

Parkhill Prairie
Parkhill Prairie Pavilion

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.

Location & Contact Information

Parkhill Prairie    map
County Road 668 (near Blue Ridge)

Driving directions: From McKinney, go East on US Hwy 380 toward Farmersville. At Farmersville take State Highway 78 North toward Blue Ridge. Near Blue Ridge turn right onto County Road 825 (east). CR825 is asphalt and will bend to the south. Turn left onto County Road 668 (east). Parkhill Prairie entrance will be on the left side approximately two miles.

 

9 out of 10 stars.

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