The master plan for McAlister Park includes features Lubbock, Texas, citizens have long asked for, like another dog park, and potentially splash pads, a hammock area and native nature spots in the future, along with a potential RV park, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
The master plan for the 280-acre park was presented to the Lubbock City Council Tuesday (Sept. 24) during a work session. The park is between Marsha Sharp Freeway and Spur 327 in southwest Lubbock.
Existing features at the park include four little league baseball fields, a walking/jogging/bike trail, a disc golf course, a skate park, and a “Hummer” track for vehicles. Legacy Play Village, also a part of the park though operated by Friends of the Legacy Play Village, will be demolished and rebuilt next year, according to A-J archives.
In the recently approved budget for 2019-20, the city earmarked $1.45 million for the first phase of McAlister Park Improvements, which will include the five-acre dog park, a new parking lot, restrooms, shaded structures, benches, picnic tables and additional lighting.
The new plan includes covered multipurpose courts, a boardwalk over the lake in the park, hammock havens, a splash pad, a food truck court, lookout tower and an RV park. Restored native prairie areas and a wildflower field will offer nature in the city.
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