4001 82nd St.
Lubbock, TX 79423
This park is not only home to the Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial, but is home to the freedom fountains and the Willie McCool Memorial. This memorial was created as a lasting tribute to McCool: his life, his vision and his contributions to our understanding of our place in the universe. This site is a must-see! Enjoy it during the day, but it is best to view at night.
Joyland is a fun-filled West Texas tradition located in the heart of Lubbock’s popular Mackenzie Park recreation area. Joyland features more than 30 great rides and attractions – ranging from a log ride, water coaster and roller coasters to junior rides and family classics, such as the colorful carousel. The park also features food favorites, exciting games and group outing facilities. It’s a place where family, friends and coworkers can share fun times and create unforgettable memories. Open March through October.
Located in the heart of Lubbock, The Lubbock Memorial Arboretum is a unique 93-acre open space and historical site located in K.N. Clapp Park. Nature is always changing, and where better to experience the joy and wonder of the ever-changing seasons than walking down a peaceful trail taking in the abundant sights and smells? Whether you desire a quiet, peaceful walk or an active family adventure, the Arboretum offers a wide variety of activities, events, tours and classes for people of all ages and interests. Within the sanctuary of the various plantings, come investigate the 1.18 mile trail that is accessible to everyone.
At 248 acres, Mackenzie Park is Lubbock’s largest recreation area and features a wide variety of fun for all ages. Tee off at the recently renovated Meadowbrook Golf Course, or for more variety, the park offers a world-class disc golf course and Joyland Amusement Park. Visit Prairie Dog Town and watch these pint-sized critters put on a show, or bring your horses and ride through incredible landscapes on the park’s equestrian trails. A new sculpture garden, the ALON/USA Fina ""Crossroads of Time"" features the larger-than-life sculptures of artist Steve Teeters and overlooks beautiful Mackenzie Park.
Maxey Park is one of Lubbock's premier parks featuring the AMBUCS Hub City Playground, which also has the nickname the "bouncy playground." Open since April 2003, the 20,000-square-foot AMBUCS Hub City Playground provides integrated play/learn structures for the enjoyment of children of all ages and abilities. This nationally recognized playground is wheelchair accessible and offers numerous bridges, slides and lookouts. Other amenities include a wheelchair accessible sandbox and swing area. Also featured at this park are: Little League baseball fields, basketball court, benches, fishing, Maxey Community Center, Maxey Swimming Pool (seasonal), HealthBeat Outdoor Fitness System, picnic areas, playground, restrooms, snack concession area (seasonal), tree memorial and volleyball courts.
Lubbock's newest park was built with families in mind and is home to the Legacy Play Village and a variety of additional family activities. Located across the Marsha Sharp Freeway from the Canyon West Shopping Center, the park also features a BMX Track, bird blinds, Cavazos Athletic Complex, three baseball fields, Challenger Little League field, snack concession area (seasonal), disc golf course, horseshoe pits, restrooms (seasonal), shaded stans, skate park, 4 X 4/Hummer track and trails.
Tech Terrace Park is located in one of Lubbock's most established neighborhoods, is centrally located and covers an entire square mile. The size of Tech Terrace Park is what makes it stand out. The park is surrounded by more than a half-mile gravel track. With a bowl-like shape, this park is great for getting out in the open and enjoying a beautiful West Texas day.