More recreation options on campus

5 Jul

This week I have already discussed the pool and the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum as entertainment options on LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tenn. But did you know that they are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to recreation on campus?

The University makes most of its facilities available for public use including the driving range at the Railsplitter Golf Practice facility. The range is located at the base of the hill leading to the LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is open daily, from 9 a.m. to dusk Monday-Saturday and from 1 p.m. to dusk on Sunday. Managed by LMU Golf Coach Travis Muncy, it is staffed by a mix of LMU golfers and professional golf management majors. Buckets range from $4 for a small to $11 for a large. It’s a great place to work on your swing.

Not a golfer? There is more. When the University completed the Poteet Tennis Complex behind Tex Turner a little over a year ago, it decided to keep the old tennis courts. Located to the right of the Arena and directly behind the Softball Complex, the older courts are now used by the J. Frank White Academy tennis team and made available for public use.

If organized sport is not your thing, LMU also opens the Tex Turner Arena for walking from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily. On Wednesdays, the Arena is closed for cleaning until 11 a.m. And campus is always open for walking, running and biking on the greenway that stretches the length of campus.
The University is also home to Harrogate City Park, which sits adjacent to the University. LMU works to maintain the park’s beauty and to add improvements over time to better serve the community.

The University has worked diligently to provide reasonable accommodations to its patrons with disabilities. LMU has been very sensitive in ensuring that all new construction and existing facilities provide reasonable accommodations for inclusiveness in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). LMU has recently added ADA Compliant swings.

Amenities include:
• Handicap Accessible
• 20.70 acres
• Pavilions (1 large, 2 small)
• Picnic Tables
• Gazebo (1)
• Basketball Court
• Volleyball Court
• Skateboard park
• Horseshoe Pits
• Walking Trail
• Bike Track
• Playgrounds
• Sandbox
• Swing-sets with ADA compliant swings
• Rest Rooms
• Vending Machines
• Harrogate City Park is under Campus surveillance at all times.
Harrogate City Park pavilions & picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Charcoal grills are provided on-site. You must bring your own charcoal and grills must be cleaned before usage. For more information or questions about the park, please contact Karen Farmer at (423) 869-7409.

Summer is a great time to recreate and LMU is home to some of the best recreation in the area.

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