A Trip to the Legacy Play Village

Written By Katherine White

March 17, 2014


I grew up in Lubbock and have always heard about the Legacy Play Village at McAlister Park (off Spur 327 and the Brownfield Highway). While I was too old to “play” at the village when it was constructed, it always had an heir of magic and discovery for children. I decided to test it out this past weekend with my 7-year-old brother and sister. What a great way to get out of the house during the spring, summer and fall months with the kiddos!

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History of the Legacy Play Village:
The Junior League of Lubbock had a special project in mind. One that would combine playtime and historical facts. When they came up with the idea for the Legacy Play Village, the committee considered locations at 16 parks and 15 private or commercial sites before choosing McAlister Park. The wooden playground began construction in 2002 and evolved into a 30,000-square-foot, three story adventure for children. The entire facility was sponsored, designed and built by the citizens of Lubbock. Even children gave ideas about how to incorporate South Plains history and area landmarks in its design. There are also three picnic pavilions that are available for rental year-round for $50 per pavilion. Call the Parks and Recreation office at 806.775.2673 to make a reservation.

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Today, the Legacy Play Village is as busy as ever. In fact, my brother and sister ended up making a new friend! From hide and seek to the monkey bars to the castle’s slide and swings, there’s always something to entertain the kiddos.

Want to know what a few 7-year-olds think about the place?

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Well, I think these photos speak for themselves!



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