The City of McKinney Parks and Recreation Department will host a ribbon-cutting event to open George Webb Park, 10450 Millbend Dr., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. The new park sits on more than 11 acres and includes a basketball court, shaded playground, interactive instruments along the park pathway, an interactive dry creek bed, pavilion with grills, and a hike and bike trail.
Webb was instrumental in establishing the first recreation center in the city and played an integral part in developing our parks system while a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. His has held leadership roles with a variety of civic organizations throughout McKinney and was a longtime business owner on the downtown square. In 2007 the McKinney Community Development Corporation presented to him the Quality of Life award, and the McKinney Chamber of Commerce has named Webb its Citizen of the Year on two separate occasions, first in 1954 and again 51 years later in 2005.
“Mr. Webb exemplifies all that is great in our community and we are pleased that he will be joining us for this celebration,” said Michael Kowski, Director of Parks and Recreation. “His positive impact stretches back across generations, and by naming this new park in his honor we can ensure that his legacy will reach far into the future.”
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of nearly 190,000 and serves as the county seat for Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown and cultural district, diverse housing options, a trendy culinary scene, and a uniquely beautiful natural setting with rolling hills and lush trees. The city is home to the top-rated McKinney National Airport and serves as the headquarters to many Fortune 500 companies and a burgeoning set of cutting-edge technology companies. McKinney offers the perfect mix for successful business development: a highly educated workforce, availability of land for expansion, convenient location to the DFW area and a nationally-acclaimed quality of life.