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Is overnight camping allowed in McKinney?
Yes, McKinney offers overnight camping at
where restroom and picnic facilities are available. Reservations are required from the City of McKinney Parks Department. More rustic camping is available at Myers Park for groups such as scouts and church groups. Individual camping is not available nor are restroom facilities.
Does McKinney have an RV park?
There are no RV parks in the McKinney city limits, but there are a couple just outside the city limits in Melissa (to the north) and Princeton (to the east).
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Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?
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What is a special event?
A special event is defined as any event or activity that is of limited duration and on the City of McKinney property or public right of way that operates wholly or partially within the city limits of the City of McKinney, which may require the use of or assistance from any City of McKinney department.
For which activities are special events permits needed?
Parades, runs, walks, carnivals, festivals, concerts, firework shows or any events
define a special event
will require a special event permit.
Where can I find a special events application?
Special Events page
on the City of McKinney website.
When should I turn in my application?
The application must be submitted at least 45 days prior to the event. Please see the
City of McKinney website
for other restrictions pertaining to filming or events in the historic district.
Where do I turn in my application?
The application needs to be turned in to the McKinney Performing Arts Center, located at:
111 N. Tennessee St.
McKinney, TX 75069
Is there a set number of personnel (such as police and fire) needed for any type of event or crowd size?
No. Each event is evaluated differently based on various safety factors. The goal of proper staffing is to insure the safety of those attending, the safety of personnel working and the welfare of the community in which it is held.
Will I get everything I ask for in my application?
While we do try to accommodate our clients' requests as much as possible, it is sometimes necessary to offer the applicant different times, locations or dates for events due to the volume of requests we receive, conflicting events or other unforeseen circumstances.
Will I need any other permits to hold an event?
Yes. Depending on the type of event, other permits may be needed. When you file an application with the McKinney Performing Arts Center, you will be provided with contact information for any departments you may need to reach to obtain additional permits.
We are a nonprofit organization. Can the event permit fee be waived?
The permit fee is an application processing fee and everyone is asked to pay. Processing fees are non-refundable.
What if the event is on private property? Do I need a permit?
There are factors taken into consideration when determining whether a permit is needed for events on private property: the impact the event will have on surrounding streets, traffic (vehicular and pedestrian) and neighborhoods. For clarification, please contact the Special Events Coordinator at 972-547-2662.
Can I get my money back if I don't get what I requested, if it rains, if I decide not to hold my event, etc.?
No. We're sorry, but the application fee is non-refundable. Nevertheless, in case of inclement weather, you may be able to reschedule your event within 30 days. Please contact the Special Events Coordinator at 972-547-2662.
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