The park offers a Show Barn and Indoor Arena, Outdoor Arena, Stall Barn, Reception Hall, Gazebo, Pole Barn (Picnic Pavilion), and two primitive group camping areas as rental venues.
The park features a acre relic of the Blackland tall-grass prairie and provides magnificent views of the countryside, much like those viewed by the early Texas settlers more than 100 years ago. Covered pavilions with cook pits and restroom facilities are available. The park is open during daylight hours.
In the Spring, this park serves as an abundant wildflower locale, as well as a birding resource, with nesting pairs of meadowlark and dickcissel. Butterflies are common here, with sightings of numerous species possible. Wildflowers on the prairie include Prairie parsley, Wild petunia, Indian paintbrush, Winecup, Prairie clover, Meadow pinks, Purple coneflower, Mexican Hat, Gayfeather, Azure sage, Golden Rod and Asters.
Two small ponds at Parkhill Prairie feature sunfish fishing on a virtually year-round basis. The park is a little-used resource, located on the very gently rolling hills common to this region. The frequent mild winds common to this area, coupled with the abundant open spaces, make this an ideal kite-flying area. Surrounding farm fields with lowing cattle give Parkhill Prairie a rural north Texas ambiance.
The park is open during daylight hours.
The trail, administered as a county park, features a leisurely stroll through the scraggle-woods common to this part of north Texas. Spring hiking on this trail permits one to see lush fields of honeysuckle, while winter hiking yields holly trees in full berry. Sightings of armadillo and raccoon may be made along the trail. A branch of the trail leads to nearby Lake Lavon.
This trail best suits the light day-hiker, as it is neither overly challenging nor overcrowded.
Myers Park (Farm Museum):
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Noteworthy records of the millipeds, eurymerodesmus angularis and E. mundus (Polydesmida: Eurymerodesmidae), from northeastern and westcentral texas.(General Notes)
Feb 01, 2004; The milliped family Eurymerodesmidae occurs from northeastern Nebraska, central Illinois and southeastern North Carolina to the...