3615 Grandview Drive
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 293-7700
Fax: (806) 293-7708
Located within the city of Lubbock, Mackenzie Park has plenty to do and provides a nice green space for the residents of the city. The park has all the usual amenities like baseball fields and picnic areas, but it also has some more unusual features such as a sculpture garden, amphitheater, disc golf course, and equestrian trails. The Joyland Amusement Park and Prairie Dog Town are also located within the park. Santa Land, a Christmas celebration, is open seasonally.
Inside Mackenzie Park, the Meadowbrook Golf Course provides 36 holes for variety and choice for your golfing game. The Canyon Course is par 72 and the Creek Course is par 70. Besides the 2 courses, there is also a practice green and practice range. After a hard round, enjoy the grill room to stave off your hunger and allow yourself to get another round in. Different tournaments are held throughout the year, and tee times can be made up to 7 days in advance.
Black-tailed prairie dogs are a keystone species crucial to ecosystems throughout the western United States, from Texas in the South to Wyoming up north. But nowhere do these herbivorous little critters rule the roost more supremely than down at Prairie Dog Town, a prairie dog sanctuary in the heart of Lubbock's venerable Mackenzie Park. Begun as a modest endeavor in the 1930s, Prairie Dog Town has seen its share of excitement over the years, what with the naming of Mayor Emeritus Kennedy Clapp, the installation of prairie dog Prairie Dog Pete as official Goodwill Ambassador.
Built to allow the Texas Tech University Golf Team to have a great home course and place to practice, the entire community is welcome to take advantage of Rawls Golf Course. The course has received numerous awards by such prestigious magazines as Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and Golf Week. An onsite pro-shop helps everyone get the necessary equipment to play and improve in the game of golf, and Jerry's serves up delicious fare such as salads and sandwiches for curb the appetite of even the hungriest of golfers.
A public, 18-hole facility in Lubbock, the Shadow Hills Golf Course is great for beginners and experienced players. Lakes, roughs, and mounds contribute to making the course a par 72. Also available onsite is a driving range using only new and quality balls. A fully stocked pro shop and bar & grill round out the facilities in case extra golf paraphernalia is required or all the golf creates a ravenous appetite. Most popular at the grill are the burgers and homemade desserts.
Offering boarding and riding lessons. Breeds include Friesian, Missouri Fox Trotter and Morgan. Gaited horses that drive and ride.
The Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway is a popular destination among families for the wide range of outdoor activities one can try in its large area of 15,314 acres (6,197 hectares). Call in advance to make reservations and pay a small fee of four dollars per adult to enjoy the park's extensive camping facilities along with hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, swimming among others. The park is also home to a variety of flora and fauna such as the famous Texas plains bison, barbary sheep, mule deer, coyotes, raccoons, foxes, bobcats along with a number of reptile and bird species which you can admire on of the excellent guided tour provided by the on site visitor's center. Whether you are on a small vacation or looking to getaway from the busy city life on a weekend, Caprock Canyons is an ideal place to go if you are in the mood for a bit of the Texas wild.
Flanked by beautiful trees on all sides, Wagner Park is a serene respite for those who want to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This tranquil park serves as a picnic area and a recreational space for locals as well as tourists. Besides offering a playground, tennis court and a walking track, the park is a perfect backdrop for local events such as concerts, gigs and shows.
Centered around a beautiful lake, Maxey Park is full of fun outdoor activities for the whole family. The beautiful outdoor pool makes it an ideal destination on hot summer days. One of the best playgrounds in the city is located in Maxey Park and has been nicknamed the "bouncy playground" which is fully wheelchair accessible. The park also includes a canoe rental, baseball fields, volleyball and basketball courts, and fishing.
Learn about safety in a kid-sized town complete with buildings, roads, bridges, sidewalks, water towers, and street signs. Here, children can learn about how to stay out of harms way by following traffic rules in a world suited to just their size. Kids can drive in small cars to learn about the rules surrounding automobiles, or ride through the park on bikes to learn about bicycle safety as well! Although it caters mostly to public schools, Safety Village is open every weekday morning from 8a-9a and at Open Recreation times throughout the week for walkers, skaters, and bikers to have a safe, automobile free place to exercise. Camps are available during the summers and birthday party packages are offered.
Designed by George Williams, this nine hole regulation length golf course is a medium-length layout that provides for a fun golf experience for all skill levels. Beautiful fairways and greens.
Home to a huge number of sprawling green parks and gardens, Lubbock is one city that will never fail to enchant nature lovers. Take a long leisurely walk in Clapp Park ad have a memorable time out with family and friends. Home to the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum that showcases some of the choicest varieties of fauna in the region, this park is commonly used to host various local events. The K-9 Splashfest, that is held here, is a day all canines in Lubbock should look forward to year-round.