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Mackenzie Park

Mackenzie Park, located northeast of downtown Lubbock in Yellowhouse Canyon, was named for Gen. Ranald S. Mackenzie, who fought Indian battles in the area.

It was established in 1935 as a cooperative effort of the city, county and state. Land for the park was purchased from the Mollie Abernathy family, well below its appraised value.

The park was originally a state park, but operated by the city. However, in 1993, the city took over ownership of the park in a land swap with the state involving the Lubbock Lake Landmark.

Among its features are Meadowbrook Golf Course, Prairie Dog Town and Joyland Amusement Park.

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