Although neither the city nor county has formal recreation departments
or programs, both jurisdictions have recreation facilities. The city
maintains a five-acre recreation area located on the north end of Rosa
B. Lane. This city park has two lighted tennis courts, a children’s
playground, and one basketball court. A 1,000-foot unimproved nature
trail connects the north end of the park with State Route 137/Oliver
Street. The county maintains three softball fields adjacent to the
airport in the south half of the county.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities
The City of Buena Vista has received Transportation Enhancement (DOT)
funding to construct a walking path/multi-use trail connecting a public
housing complex, the city park (see above), and the county’s middle
school in the northern section of the city. The park currently contains
an unimproved walking track and nature trail. The nature trail is slated
for improvement as part of the Transportation Enhancement grant.
Additional facilities used for exercise walking include tracks at Marion
Middle School and Palmer School in Buena Vista.