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“Beautiful spot for a run or a picnic”
Review of Mackenzie Park

Mackenzie Park
Ranked #16 of 53 things to do in Lubbock
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

When we moved to Lubbock, we were warned to avoid this very large park because it is "dangerous." While there might be baddies in the park after dark, during the day it is simply beautiful. The old growth trees, creeks and ponds, and many picnic areas make it one of the city's most beautiful places to spend recreation time. The many joggers and walkers along Cesar Chavez, along with a conspicuous police presence also makes it a great place to exercise without fear of hassle.

3  Thank bear7711
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

The prairie dogs are a hoot and if you bring lettuce or carrots, you can throw the food over the concrete wall. But, stories on the nightly news have convinced me this isn't a place to be at night, especially alone. Seems those who are looking for a bit of action tend to hang out in the park and trouble seems to ensue. Just use caution. But, the prairie dogs are still great.

Thank Becky B
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

...just a park....a large park...fun for kids, adults, pets, feeding ducks/geese...enjoy a quiet visit here...lots of room for all...

Thank Rachel_Saunders_999
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Bring something to feed them and then enjoy the actions. There were babies and adults. Liked that they had a wall to keep out people and that you could feed them and enjoy watching.

Thank Visitvango
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

During our weekend stay in Lubbock we stopped by Prairie Dog park located in Mackenzie Park. If you plan to see the little critters use the signs in the park. The signs were actually more helpful than my GPS on Google Maps since the GPS recommended a closed road. It was nice to see many tourist and families with children. A nice touch at the Prairie Dog Park was the historical marker explaining how the animal sanctuary was created and the diagram of the tunnels that make the homes of the animals. It’s a great way to spend about thirty minutes.

1  Thank James D
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