A resident of or a visitor to Marshall County will find several places to spend leisure time.
Because baseball, softball, and soccer are popular sports, playing fields with field houses and dugouts are located on Spring Place Road, Ellington Parkway, White Drive and 400 Airport Drive. Approximately 1000 children and youth participate in these community sports with parents volunteering as coaches and team supporters.
Lewisburg Recreation Center
The "Rec Center" provides entertainment for the whole family. An Olympic size pool, a brand new sports complex with a full time activity coordinator, tennis courts, racquetball courts, meeting hall, and shaded picnic areas are but a few of the many city maintained facilities at this beautiful park. And at the "Rec Center" kids can enjoy the newly built Exploration Station- a place where a child's imagination can grow. A challenging and well maintained nine-hole golf course has been a local favorite for many years. Numerous charitable tournaments are held here each year for community projects that give the local golfers a chance to have great fun and at the same time help worthwhile projects. In the fall, Peewee Football is played on the football field in the Recreation Center area.
Harmond Park, a smaller city park located on Fourth Avenue offers a picnic shelter, basketball court, and playground equipment. The Jones School summer program allows organized games for children to be conducted during summer vacation in an area designated by the Department of Parks and Recreation. The City of Lewisburg employs a full time director.
Rock Creek Park and Walking Trail are the latest additions to Lewisburg's downtown attractions. The park features a farmers' market pavilion, an outdoor stage, a bricked area honoring local veterans and leaders, an iron bridge, and several miles of walking track along the historic Rock Creek. Benches are placed appropriately along the walking trail for scenic enjoyment. The park is the site of several annual music festivals and/or holiday celebrations.
The New Lake and the area around it are maintained by the City of Lewisburg as a public area miles from town. Once the source of the city's water supply, this beautiful scenic area is open for boats without motors, fishing, walking, picnicing, and relaxing.
Henry Horton State Park is located on Highway 31A between Lewisburg and Chapel Hill. A motel, cabins, a large restaurant, an eighteen-hole golf course, skeet range, Olympic size pool, campsite, tennis courts, numerous picnic pavilions, and playground equipment are provided in this complex. Canoeing on the Duck River is also available through private business.
Saddle Creek Golf Club
One of the newest entertainment centers. This multi-million dollar, professional course recently opened and is attracting golf enthusiasts from near and far.
Hazelburn Golf Course off I-65 at the Lynnville Exit (#27) is another fun to play privately owned public golf course.
Marshall County Community Theater
The theatre is designed to seat 299 persons and is booked with rehearsals and performances over 200 days a year. An active children's theatre group also operates out of the Dixie. Outstanding performances have been given by several guest artists including Mark O'Connor, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, and the Nashville Symphony. Among the local productions have been Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, Lost in Yonkers, and Children of Eden.
The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association/ Equestrian Activities
There are more than 430,000 registered Tennessee Walking Horses throughout the world and the breed has become the second-fastest growing breed in the nation.
TWHBEA protects the investment of Tennessee Walking Horse owners by establishing policies and requirements, and maintaining the breed registry. A 12 person Executive Board, selected from the more than 100 Directors representing members in all 50 states and several foreign countries, plays the key role in establishing these policies.
The success and popularity of the Tennessee Walking Horse is the result of careful organization and strong leadership by the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association, and it is the essential organization for the continued success of the breed. Fore more information contact:
With the popularity of the Tennessee Walking Horse and the Spotted Saddle Horse, the Lions Clubs of Belfast, Cornersville, Lewisburg, and Petersburg each sponsor a horse show. Horse lovers often host trail rides during good weather.
Offers a clean, well-managed environment for those who enjoy roller skating. The Center is open to the public, but is often used for private parties and school field trips.
Lewisburg Lanes is the only bowling alley in the county. The facility is open seven days a week from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday - 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday - and on Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Hi Way 50 Drive In Movie Theater
Nathan Bedford Forrest Boyhood Home/Monument
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