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Henderson to host first-ever Zombie Run

Henderson to host first-ever Zombie Run

Henderson will host its inaugural Zombie Run 5K and Family Fun Walk in October.

The run will start at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 25 at Equestrian Park South, 1200 Equestrian Drive.

The 5K is $12 and $25 per person and the walk is $6 and $25 per person. People are encouraged to dress up in costumers and outsmart hungry zombies along the course. There will be a zombie-free route for families.

The run is part of city’s Healthy Henderson initiative the works to improve health with classes, workshops and events.

For more information, go to cityofhenderson/com/parks

Some offices and recreation centers closed for Independence Day

City of Henderson seasonal pools will be open on Friday, July 4. Recreation and senior centers and indoor pools will be closed in observance of the holiday. Police, fire and emergency services will continue to work regular schedules. Henderson City Hall and Henderson Municipal Court are closed on Fridays for regular business hours.

All online payment services will be available.

Holiday hours and closures of recreation and pool facilities are as follows:

Open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, July 4

  • Black Mountain Aquatic Complex
  • BMI Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool
  • Silver Springs Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Wells Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Whitney Ranch Activity Pool

Open 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, July 4

  • Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

Pool and recreation facilities closed on Friday, July 4

Henderson Hosting Two Bike Fairs

Henderson Hosting Two Bike Fairs

The city of Henderson is hosting two bike fairs this month as part of its effort to be named a Bicycle Friendly Community.

The first fair will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road.

The second will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 South Green Valley Parkway.

At the fairs, residents will learn how to safely ride their bikes, the top places to ride a bicycle in the city and the amenities offered by the city, the Henderson Police Department, the Regional Transportation Commission and the Clark County School District.

The city is looking to earn the title of Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. It would be the first community in the southern Nevada to earn the designation.

Holiday Hours and Closures for Memorial Day

Holiday Hours and Closures for Memorial Day

 

Hours will vary throughout Henderson’s municipal and recreational facilities on Memorial Day.

Henderson City Hall, Henderson Convention Center and Henderson Municipal Court will be closed. Police, fire and emergency services will work regular schedules.

Holiday hours and closures of recreation facilities are as follows:

  • Black Mountain Recreation Center, 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Henderson Multigenerational Center, 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Heritage Park Senior Facility, 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sports Office, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Recreation facilities closed on May 27

  • Downtown Recreation Center
  • Downtown Senior Center
  • Silver Springs Recreation Center
  • Valley View Recreation Center
  • Whitney Ranch Recreation Center

Pool hours on May 27

Open 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.

World's Largest Swimming Lesson Hopes to Break World Record

World's Largest Swimming Lesson Hopes to Break World Record

 

As the temperature heats up in southern Nevada, more children will head to the pool and city officials want them to be prepared.

The city of Henderson is taking part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 at all of its pools. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is a worldwide event designed to highlight the importance of children’s swimming lessons.

The event also marks an annual attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson. The current record was set during the 2012 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson with 24,873 participants representing 15 countries. This year, more than 25,000 children on five continents are expected to participate.

All city pools will offer a free swimming lesson to any child who visits on the day of the event. Pools include:

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.

BMX Star Laguna to Appear at Bike Swap Event

BMX Star Laguna to Appear at Bike Swap Event

 

Henderson’s bike swap event will feature a special guest this year: local professional BMX rider Ricardo Laguna.

Laguna will appear at the city’s inaugural Bicycle Swap & Rally, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway. Admission is free.

Laguna will make an appearance at 12:30 p.m. to meet and greet participants and to discuss bike safety, including the importance of wearing a helmet. He also will talk about becoming a BMX rider and discuss his best tricks.

On the BMX circuit since 2003, Laguna has won many international BMX events around the world. He also has an MTV reality show “The Ricardo Laguna Project.”