Grayson County Community Information

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Grayson County always has something to do, whether it’s picnicking at a local park, exploring Eisenhower’s Birthplace or attending an annual event like the Snow Flake Festival & Parade in Sherman!  See below for all that Grayson County has to offer.

Recreation & Leisure

Grayson county Has Something For Everyone!


Lucy Kidd-Key Park (Sherman)

Formerly the Sherman Municipal Grounds, Kidd-Key Park is located at 301-373 W Pecan St. The park’s name was chosen to honor Lucy Kidd-Key, who founded and ran a women’s college at the site in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The park contains remnants of the college, include an aged statue and original fountain. Modern additions including a large gazebo have made Kidd-Key Park one of Sherman’s most popular spots for hosting major events.

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Hawn Park (Sherman)

Hawn is a popular park of 20 acres on the east side of Sherman at 1202 S. Dewey. Hawn Park has a pavilion and updated playground equipment, as well as a 0.71-mile walking trail, enclosed skate park, and spray ground. A number of renovations or updates are planned or ongoing for this park.

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Fairview Park (Sherman)

Fairview Park is one of the most popular parks in Sherman. Located at 1121 W. Taylor St., the amenities include: four pavilions, tennis courts, soccer / football fields, playground equipment, softball fields, and a 2 1/2 mile walking trail. It is also home to The Splash, the area’s favorite wet spot. This seasonal aquatic facility provides morning and evening swim lessons, morning lap swim, and special events. The Splash is equipped with two 2-story water slides, a drop slide, a diving board, a 1,200 foot current channel, and a tot zone complete with slide, tumble buckets, and spray features.

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The Bridges Golf Club (Gunter)

The Bridges Golf Club is a prime golfing retreat featuring an 18-hole Fred Couples Signature Golf Course. Winding through The Bridges at Preston Crossings, this course is one of a kind paradise with lush greens and a beautiful backdrop of North Texas’ finest. The Bridges Golf Club also offers swimming and tennis.

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Eisenhower Birthplace

Located in the heart of Denison, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site showcases the home where the 34th U.S. President Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower was born in 1890. Antique furnishings fill the modest frame house, illustrating the working class life of the Eisenhowers. The visitors center celebrates Ike with memorabilia and exhibits featuring his many accomplishments as president and war hero.

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Grayson County Frontier Village

Grayson County Frontier Village is dedicated to preserving a replica of a pioneer village and a museum filled with artifacts and historical information for the public to enjoy. Located in Denison, it has been designated Grayson County’s official museum, and is a wonderful place to take visitors or for locals to get a good dose of Grayson County Heritage.

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Preston Trail Farms (Gunter)

Set along the historic Shawnee trail, Preston Trail Farms is a destination farm and quaint general/feed and hardware store. Known primarily as one of the best pumpkin farms in the DFW area in the fall, they also have a petting farm, general store and Cafe’ that are open year-round!

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Sherman Jazz Museum

The Sherman Jazz Museum has a mission of jazz education and preservation of this American musical art form by exhibiting a unique collection of jazz LPs, videos, music playback machines, and jazz memorabilia. The museum centers around an impressive exhibit featuring the fantastic collection of the Maynard Ferguson estate memorabilia. It is housed in 1924 former Masonic Lodge.

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The Sherman Museum

The Sherman Museum is housed in the historic Carnegie Library building that formerly housed the Sherman Public Library. Built with funding from the Carnegie Foundation in 1914, the old Sherman Library building is one of a handful of remaining Carnegie Library buildings in Texas. In addition to exhibits on Sherman and Grayson County history, it has a large collection of fossils found in the area.

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Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge is located on a portion of the Big Mineral arm of Lake Texoma in north-central Texas. Consisting of about 12,000 acres, the refuge provides a variety of habitats for birds and wildlife. Canada, snow, white-fronted, and Ross’ geese along with pintail, mallard, gadwall and other migratory birds by the thousands take up winter quarters or refuel for long journeys. Although they take top billing, birds are not the only attraction. Colorful wildflowers and prairie grasses provide seasonal food and shelter for wildlife. Butterflies, meadowlarks, and dragonflies flutter through the summer landscape. Bottomland hardwoods along the creeks attract a variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer, bobcats, river otters, turtles, and fox squirrels. Listen for the howl of coyotes at dusk.

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Annual Events

Local events that are scheduleD each year


March – Civil War Days
April – Doc Holliday Festival
April – Cattleman’s Ball
May – July – Farmer’s Market
May – Memorial Day Parade
July – July 4th Firework Extravaganza
October – Main Street Fall Festival
October – Monsters on Main
October – Civil War Days
November – Veteran’s Day Parade
November – Holiday Tour of Lights
December – Holiday Tour of Lights
December – Annual Denison Christmas Parade
December – Denison On Ice

July – 4th of July Celebration

May – Founder’s Day Festival
July – 4th of July Celebration
December – Christmas Parade

April – Texoma Earth Day Festival
April – Craft the Night Away
May – Movies in the Park
July – Lights on the Lake
September – Autumn and Arts Fest
September – Hispanic Heritage Festival
October – Austin College- ‘Roo Boo
October – Fright Fest
October – Stroll on the Square
December – Candy Cane Hunt
December – Snow Flake Festival & Parade

Van Alstyne
March – October – Rail Car Farmer’s Market
September – Music in the Park
October – Fall der All
December – Christmas Parade

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Community Involvement

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There are many organizations that contribute to the quality of life by serving the needs of others.
Below is a listing of some of those groups, as well as the type of volunteers they need.

The Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma

Exists to strengthen, improve, and empower the lives of hurting Texoma children and families through compassionate and restorative mental healthcare.


Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County

Habitat for Humanity builds quality, affordable homes in Grayson County. Volunteers are needed for construction, construction support and helping in the Restore location.


Grand Central Station Sherman

Operates as a local outreach mission sponsored by a group of Grayson County Texas churches and individuals that share a commitment to help reduce the effects of resource limitations by helping those in need. They provide nutritious meals to alleviate hunger; offer education, training, and social services to empower lives; and seek out opportunities for community service as needed.


Masterkey Ministries

MasterKey Ministries is a nonprofit faith-based organization strengthening families by helping them overcome physical, educational and spiritual obstacles. The ministry has become a place in which the parents and children can come and find the help that they need. Whether it is educational help , parenting skills, answering their questions or finding the resources that can help, MasterKey Ministries has become a wonderful avenue to express the hands and feet of Jesus.


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