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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE 19 Recreation Of All Kinds In Lethbridge By CHKISTINE I'UIIL Herald Staff Writer Tourist facilities for recrea- tion cover a wide range of in- terests in Lethbridge includ- ing: swimming, museums, ten- nis, stock car racing, parks, boating and just lazing around, Henderson Lake Park off Mayor Magrath Drive is a large complex including play- grounds and picnic areas, 18 hole golf course, Nikko Yuko Centennial Garden, swimming pool, boat rentals, fishing arid acres of green grass and trees. The Nikko Yuko Centennial Garden, fa Japanese is open from 8 a.m. to p.m. every flay permit- ling. Prices are 50 cents for adults, and 25 cenls for chil- dren over 10 years. The largo tea house, quiet lagoon, bab- bling brooks, gurgling water- falls and Hie peaceful .serenity of the garden is a must for all visitors. The Brewery Hill located on Highway 3 south of the train bridge is noled for its seasonal displays and rock gardens. A welcome to Lethbridge is LIM.I- ally written in flower script waterfalls cascade from poo! to pool. Adequate parking space is provided in front of tire garden ar.d a tourist .in- formation hut is located there. Gait Gardens located in the centre of town is home for the public library and the war me- morial. The peaceful expanse of soft green grass and shady trees is tempting on a hoi sum- mer day. Winding frails, hide-a way campsites and natural brush is characteristic of Indian Brit- tle Park located in !be rivor volley of the Old man River at Let hbridge. Well kept, roads and large playground and rec- reation areas are attractive features-. Kinsmen's Fort Wncop-up is located in Indian Baltic Park. Ft ip a replica of the original Fort. Whnop-up which was ac- tive in the whiskey trading era. Filled with authentic fur- nishings, tools and an Indian display, the stockade overlooks s miniature train which pro- vides rides through a long dark tunnel and past the hanging tree. There are three city owned swimming pools for public use. Prices arc 60 cents for adults, ccnls for students and 20 cents for children. Lions Pool, 16th St. and 5th Ave. N. is open weekdays, 1 to :i p.m., Saturday, noon to p.m. and Sunday. 1 to 9 p.m. Fritz Sick Pool, llth St. and nth Ave. S. is open every after- noon on a varying schedule; Tuesday, Wednesday and Fri- day evenings; Saturday, 2 to 7 p.m. and Sunday from fi fo 8 p.m. for families only. Henderson Lake Pool. Mayor Magrath Drive and North Parkside Drive is open week- days. 1.1 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Satur- tiayr., 10 a.m. to ft p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m. There are 15 playgrounds scattered throughout the resi- dential areas of the city. These ;iro for public use. For tennis enthusiasts there is one court located on tlic Lions Playground, Sih Ave. and win St. N. opsin to the public, no charge. The key is avail- able from the main desk of swimming pool. There arc also four courts locnUxl ai 5ib Ave. and JUh St. S. rented by UK- Lethbridge Tennis Club but visitors may us'e the courts for a nominal charge. A backboard for prac- tising is also located beside Che courts. Three golf courses are open in Lethbridge during t h e summer. Bridge Valley Golf Club and Driving R ange, lo- cated in the river bottom, south of Highway 3 is open to the public from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. for the golf course, ar.d 10 p.m. for the driving range. Green fees for the nine hole course are on weekdays and SI.25 on weekends or holidays. A bucks 1-oMialIs for t h e driving range is R5 cents with clubs provided. Henderson Lake Golf Club is open from 7 a.m. until dark and the club house from a.m. until midnight. Games must booked in advance and green Fees are S4 on weekdays and S5 on weekends. Nine hole rates are available as well. The Lethbridge Country Club is located beside the Oldman River west off Scenic Drive and llth St. S. Although i! is for members and signed guests only, visitors who belong to a club oulsidc of the city are in- viled to attend. Hours arc from a.m. until dark with green fees set at for 18 hplci. The Bowm-an Arts Centre, 5th Ave. and 9th St. S. will have a display of childrens' collage prints in the main gal- lery until the end of June. Dur- ing the month of July a display of medals, orders and uni- forms will be on show. They are the prize winning collec- tion of Albert Hing. 10th St. N1. The settlement and development of Lethbridge and Southern Alberta is portrayed in the Sir Alexander Gall. Mu- seum, St. and 5th Ave. S. The 30 rooms contain over 5.800 historical artifacts. H is open from 10 to p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday. 2 to 5 p.m. at 25 cents for all those over 12 years. Stock car races take place every Sunday with time trials at 6 p.m. and racing at 7. Held in the Leihbridge Exhibit i o n Grounds, there are usually B. C, D races with the occasional 1'ace or powder pufl derby. A new class this year is lite sportsman competition. Lethbridge Whoop-Up Days will be held July 20-25. H will feature hair raising rides, midway, rodeo, homcmakcrs' exhibits, livestock and many various displays, Pari mufuel betting on horse races will be held ai the Lethbridge Exhibition Grounds in late September and will also be held for the first time during Whoop-Up Days. Sunday afternoons often fea- ture motorcycle bill climbing or racing. No Cunls Needed Pink insurance cards are no longer required by non resi- dents, but drivers involved in an accident where any person is killed or injured or where property damage exceeds should be (o produce evi- dence financial responsibil- ity. All accJcienis itivolv t n g non residents no matter how minor, mvisl reported to Uxt CRYSTAL STREAMS ABOUND IN SOUTH Only The Best MICHELIN X Select the RADIAL tire with the safety belt of flexible steel! We modestly feel that the Michelin-X Whitewall is the Numbei One Radial in the World! It actually costs you less the longer you drive and it lasts far longer than ordinary bias-belted "stiff" tires. Wet pavements? Pot holes? Fast curves? Sharp coiners? hazard? of snow and ice. The unique radial construction combined with the internal flexible steel safety belt gives complete driving control, biting traction and virtually eliminates the hazards of punctures and blow-outs! SEE US TODAY! 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