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Buffalo Springs Lake
Whether you are the serious camper, fisherman, water sports person, or simply like to soak up the rays, this is the perfect place to..."get away from it all!" Attractions include fishing, skiing, picnics, camping, nature trails, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, and a new beach area with water slides. There is also a restaurant, marina, and a party house for group functions. The lake is open year round. Gate fees $2 adults/$1 children under 11.
5 miles East of Loop 289 on 50th. (806) 747-3353 For more information: (click here)

Burgess-Rushing Tennis Center
Named an "Outstanding Municipal Tennis Facility" by the U.S. Tennis Association. Lighted courts are available for rentals, lessons, leagues, and tournaments.
3030 66th St. (806) 767-3727

The Freedom Fountain
A spectacular symbol of Lubbock's commitment to American freedom. Features a massive 40-foot high center fountain flanked by two12-foot high aerators. These three fountains offer a spectacular sight at night with red white and blue lighting.
And stay tuned...Huneke Park is also the future site of the Lubbock Area Veteran's War Memorial.
Located in Huneke Park at 82nd St., just East of Quaker Ave.

Joyland Amusement Park
A West Texas tradition located in the heart of Lubbock's popular Mackenzie Park. Joyland has over 30 great rides and attractions... ranging from water & roller coasters, to junior rides and classics like the carousel, food favorites, exciting fun games and group outing facilities. It's a place where family, friends, and co-workers can share fun times and create unforgettable memories. Open March through September, Monday-Friday, 7pm to 10pm, Saturday & Sunday 2pm to 10pm. “Pay-one” prices are $13.50 on weekends and $9.95 during the week.
East off 1-27, Exit #4 (806) 763-2719 For more information: (click here)

Lake Alan Henry
One of Texas’s best fishing lakes and a future drinking water supply for the City of Lubbock. Primitive camping facilities available.
40 minutes south of Lubbock. (806) 775-2602 For more information: (click here)

Legacy Play Village
It's more than just a playground...it's an historical ‘play-learn’ facility. While your children play, they will be learning about the long ‘legacy’ of the South Plains.
Built by volunteers and FREE to the public.
McAlister Park at Brownfield Hwy. & Spur 327 (806) 791-KIDS(5437)

Lubbock City Parks
Lubbock is unusual in that we strive to have a park for every square mile. 68 parks serve neighborhoods throughout the city. Facilities include playground, tennis courts, and covered picnic areas at various parks. (806) 775-2687 For more information: (click here)

Mackenzie Park Disc Golf Course
One of West Texas' premiere disc golf courses featuring a full 21 baskets including an awesome 470 ft. cliff shot over the Brazos river as well as a 960 ft. par 5 with multiple placements and recreational tee's for every skill level.
East of I-27 on Broadway (806) 794-4444 For more information: (click here)

Putt-Putt Golf & Games
Fun for kids and kids at heart! Attractions include Lubbock's only 54-Hole Putt-Putt Golf Course, Go-Kart Track, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, Game Room (with over 65 games and prizes), and a Snack Bar. Mini-Golf, Bumper Boats, & Go-Karts start at $5. Batting cages $1.25.
5110 29th Drive 806/795-2312 For more information: (click here)

Yellowhouse Canyon Lakes
The four lakes feature man-made waterfalls, boat launching ramps, fishing piers, rest shelters, camping sites, and picnic areas. Hiking and biking trails also are available.
W. Loop 289 & Canyon Lake Road, through Mackenzie Park to E. 29th St. (806) 775-2687

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