Maxwell Creek Trails & Parks
Maxwell Creek Trails is a master planned hike and bike trail system with adjacent park sites / trail heads located on various sections of the trail system. Maxwell Creek Trails, when completed, is envisioned to be a greenbelt extending north to the City of Parker and south to the City of Wylie and Sachse. It will ultimately link to a regional Collin County Trails System. The greenbelt system encompasses the floodplain of Maxwell Creek. It includes concrete hike and bike trails, off-road secondary dirt trails, granite nature trails, parks, bridges, benches, and open space. Two active park sites / trail heads include The Preserve (670 North Murphy Road behind Kimbrough Stadium) and Water's Edge Park (403 Waters Edge Way and Creekside Drive in the Maxwell Creek Subdivision). These facilities were constructed in 2008. 


The pavilion, backstop, and basketball court are available for reservations. Reserve a pavilion or recreation court. All athletic field reservations are first come, first served, based on email time stamp.  Please view the athletic field reservation procedures.

Contact Recreation for more information at 972-468-4444.
Trail Location
Trail Description
1225 Lonesome Dove Drive Lonesome Dove at Maxwell Creek Trails currently includes a short portion of concrete trail that will eventually connect to a city-wide and regional trail system. The trail goes under the bridge at East Betsy Lane.
1112 Cactus Path Drive Cactus Path at Maxwell Creek Trails is currently undeveloped.
670 North Murphy Road (behind stadium) The Preserve at Maxwell Creek Trails is the best kept secret in Murphy. This park includes a pavilion with 4 picnic tables, half-sized basketball court, backstop, a granite nature trail with interpretive kiosks about the native plant material and history of Murphy. It is the trailhead for the Maxwell Creek Trails, with a long footbridge spanning the babbling rock bottom creek, and a group of benches located under the towering shade trees along the creek where a family, group of scouts, can meet and enjoy the solitude of nature.
403 Waters Edge Way Waters Edge Park at Maxwell Creek Trails is a park full of activity as it sets in the center of the hike and bike trail system. Currently a concrete trail extends north 1 mile to McMillen Road and 1 mile south to McCreary Road or you can cross the footbridge west over the creek to The Preserve. The park is a great area to begin a family exploration or to get some exercise with a walk or run. The park also includes soccer fields, a playground, drinking fountain, benches and a shaded picnic area under the trees.