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City of Henderson Offering Life-Saving Device Loan Program

City of Henderson Offering Life-Saving Device Loan Program

The city of Henderson has created a loan program for a life-saving device for people using city parks and facilities for events.

The city will loan out automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, at no cost to organizers of gatherings and sporting events that use city facilities.

An AED is a portable electronic device that can detect cardiac arrest and deliver a shock to restore normal heart rhythm.

The city decided to launch the program after three mothers approached them with the idea. The women had started an organization known as Adam's Heart after one of their sons suffered sudden cardiac arrest during a soccer game.

An event organizer or coach can request the device when reserving the city facility at least three weeks before the event. Users must be 18 years and older and must finish a 30-minute training class.  

Celebration Marks Improvements at Horseman's Park

Celebration Marks Improvements at Horseman's Park

Improvements are finished at Horseman's Park and the occasion was marked with a celebration Thursday.

Clark County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow and students from three local elementary schoold were at the park at 5800 East Flamingo Road.

Thanks to money from the sale of public lands, the park now has a new sign, landscaping, new perimeter fencing, and parking lot designed accommodate large trailers. There is also a new lighted riding trail and new footing for the arena.

Thursday's event did not just mark the improvements to the park, it also kicked off the Las Vegas Children's Horse Expo.

The expo gives children around the southern Nevada the chance to see equestrian entertainers, visit a petting zoo and tour several stations dedicated to education.

 

Greenspun Students Campaign for Lake Mead Health

Greenspun Students Campaign for Lake Mead Health

 

A group of local middle school students wants southern Nevadans to be aware of what they call an environmental hazard at Lake Mead.

Greenspun Junior High School Leadership Club students are launching a public campaign about “the dangers and the damage done by the use of carbureted 2-stroke engines.”

In 2013, a ban on personal watercrafts with carbureted 2-stroke engines went into effect to help reduce pollution at the lake. Leadership Club students, led by educators Gwendolyn Buckles and Katie Litzenberg, started an educational campaign named “Lake MEad.” It focuses on the effects pollution has in southern Nevada’s public recreation areas.

The students created a multimedia campaign to spread the word about the 2-stroke engine ban at the lake. During their after-school club, students chose this cause as their annual community project.

Grand Opening Saturday for Nature Center at Wetlands Park

Grand Opening Saturday for Nature Center at Wetlands Park

 

A grand opening and dedication Saturday will mark the opening of the new Clark County Wetlands Park Nature Center.

The park is located at 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, about a mile east of Boulder Highway off Tropicana Avenue. The dedication ceremony will be held on the raised observation deck near the new exhibit gallery.

The deck features views of the 210-acre Nature Preserve, which has 13 miles of hiking trails and is home to more than 200 species of birds and more than 70 species of mammals and reptiles.

Clark County Wetlands Park was created in 2001 during the building boom to preserve natural wetlands and habitat area, improve water quality and control erosion along the Las Vegas Wash. Reclaimed water from the Las Vegas urban area flows through Wetlands Park and allows a permanent plant community to live.

Heritage Park Grand Opening Set for Sept. 22

Heritage Park Grand Opening Set for Sept. 22

 

A new park deep in southeast Henderson celebrates its grand opening on September 22.

Mayor Andy Hafen, members of the City Council and the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department will be at the celebration for Heritage Park, 350 S. Racetrack Road, beginning at 10 a.m.

The park is located on Racetrack Road between Burkholder Boulevard and Newport Drive. In addition to a ribbon cutting, the event will feature activities for children, refreshments, and tours of the park. A previous phase of the park’s 160-acre campus included completion of the LEED Gold-certified Heritage Park Aquatic Complex and Heritage Park Senior Facility, as well as the Bark Park dog park.

Second-phase amenities include:

Construction on Cornerstone Park Under Way

Construction on Cornerstone Park Under Way

Construction has started on a new 100-acre park in Henderson.

Cornerstone Park will be near Stephanie Street and Wigwam Road. The new park will have several recreational features, including a 25-acre lake. There will also be picnic and pavilion areas that people will be able to reserve.

Volleyball courts and basketball courts will be built at the park. The park will feature paved and soft-surface trails that will connect to the City of Henderson trail system through the Union Pacific Railroad Trail and the Pittman Wash Trail.

The park is expected to be finished October 6. The project is expected to cost more than $16 million which is coming from the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act.

The lake at the center of the park will not be available for swimming or fishing. The lake is left over from gravel mining activities in the area and is fed by storm drainage and groundwater. 

Henderson Set to Officially Open New Park

 

The city of Henderson is holding a grand opening for its newest park.

Hidden Falls Park, 281 W. Horizon Drive, sits on 60 acres. Eighteen of those acres have been developed. The park amenities include a playground, splash pad, dog and skate parks, basketball court, shaded picnic areas and restrooms.  The park will be further developed with tennis courts and a natural amphitheater. Funding for the park came from the Bureau of Land Management’s sale of public lands.

"Hidden Falls Park is nestled against the mountains, and it was designed to blend harmoniously with the natural, rugged look of the area," said Shari Ferguson, assistant director, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. "Residents will especially enjoy the trails and scenic overlooks, which provide a quiet opportunity to reconnect with nature."