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Lucy Park

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Lucy Park - Wichita Falls, Texas

Photos by Ben Prepelka
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   Tucked into a large, sweeping bend of the Wichita River among the cottonwoods and pecan trees Lucy Park Entrance - Wachita Falls, Texas is one of Wichita Falls' favorite park sites. Located in the Panhandle Plains Region of Texas, Lucy Park is found in the center of the city along the I-44 corridor.
   Although the city's namesake, Wichita Falls, was swept away during a flood in 1886, a suitable replacement was built in 1987 just upstream of the original waterfall. The Falls Lucy Park, Wachita Falls, TX One of the main focal points of Lucy Park, the 54 foot waterfall, a multi-level cascade, is reached over concrete paved pathway. Doubling as a bike path (the start of the city's Circle Trail System), the concrete trail follows the river through a beautiful landscaped setting for a Lucy Park trail, Wachita Falls, TX 15 minute walk to the falls. The waterfall is also a rare treat for south-bound I-44 travelers as they may catch a glimpse of the falls at the Wichita River Bridge. The I-44 exit, just before the bridge, attracts photographers that hope to capture a great image of the falls.
   The park also offers an inviting group of picnic shelters and individual picnic sites. Park activities include swimming, basketball, disc golf, volleyball, biking and playground activities for the youngsters. The park’s pond setting, complete with ducks and geese, attracts couples wishing to enjoy a casual stroll in the park.

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