Alliance Offers Beautiful City Parks
With 140 acres of public space, Alliance is proud of its extensive park system. Central Park is the city’s oldest, and its Central Park Fountain is on the National Register of Historic Places. Other Alliance parks include Laing Lake and Bower Park, and there are several mini-parks throughout the city. The Central Park Fountain operates Memorial Day weekend through Oct. 1. After dark, it features a lights-and-water display. Nearby, at 11th and Niobrara, Sallows Conservatory and Arboretum features tropical and sub-tropical plants. Paths wind throughout the Sunken Gardens. Laing Lake Park has ducks, geese and good fishing from shoreline or pier. Railroad buffs can stop at the corner of Laing Lake Park and visit Locomotive 719 and a vintage coal car. The park, bordered by 18th Street, Box Butte Avenue, Burnham Drive and Emerson Avenue, also has two miles of walking trails.
For more Alliance information, contact Alliance Visitors Bureau at (877) 269-8776 or the Alliance Chamber of Commerce at (800) 738-0648 or www.VisitAlliance.com.