Culture & Recreation

Melissa is fun and exciting offering a variety of opportunities to participate and get involved. Melissa is an active and growing community with a small town feel. Community spirit is a highly valued commodity taken with pride by every resident of Melissa. 

We offer a combination of family-fun events, parks and open spaces right here in Melissa! 
Parks and Recreation Facilities
Melissa Public Library Programming
Melissa Cardinal Athletics

Melissa Special Events:
Celebration of Freedom
Christmas Parade
Melissa Farmers Market & More

Regional Attractions:
Additionally thanks to a prime location off of three major highways, Melissa is a close drive to a variety of recreational activities all within a short driving distance.  Here are just a few of those in Collin County and the immediate area:

Collin County Museums and Open Spaces
Collin County History Museum
Collin County Farm Museum
Collin County Adventure Camp
Collin County Parks & Open Space
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Lakes and State Parks
Bonham State Park 
Eisenhower State Park
 
Lavon Lake 
Lake Texoma