Downtown Parking and DASH

Plenty of Convenient Parking

Enjoy the options of free convenient parking whether it's Three for Free or Park and Stay while shopping, dining and enjoying Historic Downtown McKinney. Click the map to view a PDF, or download a PDF.

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What is Three for Free?

Three for Free is a free parking program designed for visitors who park in historic downtown for three hours or less. Three for Free parking only applies on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.; the spaces are available for extended parking after 5 p.m. on weeknights and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Are You Staying Longer?

Park and Stay zones provide parking spaces for those who wish to stay longer than three hours. Some spaces may only be available for night and weekend parking. Please observe posted restrictions. 

How are Parking Programs Enforced?

To ensure traffic flow and availability of parking places for our visitors, Parking Enforcement Officers will issue citations for cars exceeding the three-hour limit as well as those violating parking laws like improper parking in handicap-accessible spaces, fire lanes and no-parking zones.


Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH)

It’s Free and Easy! 

The Downtown Area Shuttle, or DASH for short, is changing the way visitors get around downtown with a fun, alternative mode of transportation. DASH is an electric six-seat shuttle that scoots around downtown taking shoppers, diners and visitors where they need to go.
DASH travels from remote parking lots to bring guests to the square or to help them get from one location to another. Best of all, riding with DASH is free. Just give a wave and hop on! Or, you can call 469-733-DASH (3274).

DASH Downtown
DASH Schedule  
Tuesday - Wednesday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.
DASH - Downtown Area Shuttle


Passengers of the DASH Shuttle services are hereby notified that use of the shuttle services involves risks and dangers of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis, and death, which are inherent in transit upon public streets and use of a motor vehicle.  The City of McKinney, McKinney Main Street, the McKinney Community Development Corporation, the McKinney Convention and Visitor's Bureau, together with its agents, officers, partners, volunteers, employees, or instructors (hereinafter collectively referred to as "City") do not operate the DASH shuttles that will be used to transport passengers.  Transport on DASH shuttles are provided by third party operators.  Accordingly, the city disclaims responsibility for any act or omission of any third party operator or any other non-city party. Furthermore, by using the shuttle services, participant waives, releases and acknowledges that there shall not be any claim or recourse against the city as a consequence of any third party or non-city party act or omission, and all causes of action against city which may arise from use of the DASH shuttle services are hereby waived, including, but not limited to: breach of duty, breach of contract, negligent, willful or intentional act, failure to act or omission.