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The weather in Lubbock is getting nicer. Warmer days are ahead of as are longer days thanks to Daylight Saving Time. And for many, that means spending a day during the weekend at one of many parks in Lubbock.

Did you know that the City of Lubbock actually has a list of rules, or prohibited activities that aren't allowed at parks in the city? Many of the rules and regulations make total sense and in fact they are common sense items. For example, you can't drive or park your car or truck on the grass. You also can't take a bath in any of the ponds or lakes that are in any of the parks in Lubbock, and I think we can all agree that is a good rule.

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City of Lubbock

You are also prohibited from swimming or ice skating in a pond or lake located in a park in Lubbock. Unless of course you are in a specific and designated area for those activities.

Here are some of the other activities that are banned at parks in the City of Lubbock.

  • No donkey or horse riding. Unless you have special permission, you are not allowed to ride, lead, or drive any equines over or through a park.
  • No picking flowers. Spending a day at the park and collecting flowers? Yeah, that's banned. The City of Lubbock demands that you leave all flowers in the ground.
  • No metal detectors. Wanting to find something cool or maybe expensive in the ground? Sorry. That activity is also banned. Which does make sense because you aren't allowed to dig in a park or take away any artifacts.
  • You also can't launch a rocket or fly a model airplane in a Lubbock park.
  • Glass containers. Those are banned too.
  • Fishing... with anything other than a pole or line. Don't worry though, fishing is fine though is designated areas.
  • Camping. Camping isn't allowed unless a place is designated for camping.
  • Sanctioned Sporting Events. While throwing the football around is fine, two teams playing a real game? That's not allowed.

To see a full list of what is banned and what other rules need to be followed at Lubbock Parks and Playgrounds, visit the City of Lubbock website.

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