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Henderson Announces Opening Date for City Pools

Henderson Announces Opening Date for City Pools

The city of Henderson will open its pools to correspond with the end of the school year.

The city plans to open all 11 of its pools on Friday, June 8. The following pools will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday:

  • Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Rd.
  • Whitney Ranch Activity Pool, 1575 B Galleria Dr.
  • Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
  • Silver Springs Outdoor Swimming Pool, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.
  • Wells Outdoor Swimming Pool, 1640 Price St.
  • BMI Outdoor Swimming Pool, 105 W. Basic Rd.

The following pools have additional hours. They are open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The only exception is the Henderson Multigenerational Competition Pool which is closed on Sunday.

Senior Center, Apartments to Celebrate Grand Opening

Senior Center, Apartments to Celebrate Grand Opening


A new senior center and low-cost apartment complex makes its debut at the end of March.

The City of Henderson and Nevada H.A.N.D., Inc. will host a grand opening celebration for the Downtown Senior Center and Pacific Pines 4 Senior Apartments at 9:30 a.m. March 29, at 27 E. Texas Ave. in the Water Street District.

Pacific Pines 4 Senior Apartments is an affordable senior housing community that incorporates many sustainable and green building features such as photovoltaic solar energy, LED exterior lighting, high efficiency heating and cooling equipment, solar hot water panels, and high efficiency condensing boilers. The complex features 62 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The property is already fully occupied.

Athletes Wanted for Senior Games

Registration will open next week for this year's Henderson Senior Games.

The program provides sporting and social events for athletes 50 years and older. The games will take place April 10 through 29 at various recreation centers and parks around Henderson. The events offered include

  • basketball skills
  • bowling
  • fitness
  • power lifting
  • golf
  • table tennis
  • tennis
  • volleyball
  • track and field

“There continues to be a growing interest in organized sporting events for active adults in our community, and the Henderson Senior Games provides an opportunity for athletes of all levels to get involved and to take part,” said Michele Howard, Recreation program coordinator, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “The spirit of friendly competition is what makes the program so appealing.”

City Officials Challenge Residents to Get Fit in 2012

City Officials Challenge Residents to Get Fit in 2012


The City of Henderson says it’s time to lighten up.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department wants to challenge everyone who lives, works and plays in Henderson to get fit and lose weight.

From Jan. 9 through Jan. 12, participants ages 14 and up may visit Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd., or Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy., to sign up for and weigh in to the free Lighten Up Henderson program. Those accepting the challenge can work out on their own, at a fitness club, or at a City of Henderson recreation center, where fitness room memberships are available for as little as $15 per month for unlimited access. The challenge is designed to support people in their efforts to get fit and lose weight.

Adult Soccer Leagues Start in Henderson


Soccer enthusiasts can get their kicks with the city of Henderson’s soccer league.

Registration for the league starts January 9. The leagues are for players 16 and older. There are two divisions to choose from: Men 7 vs. 7 and Co-ed 6 vs. 6. The fields are shorter and narrower than standard soccer fields. The games are played Sunday afternoon and evenings.

 “These leagues are designed to promote wellness, physical fitness and social interaction through recreational sports. Players can expect a premier experience every time,” said Ted Lockamon, Recreation Services supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department.

Team registration is $225 and can be made in person at the sports office, Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 Arroyo Grande Boulevard. Teams can declare their uniform color when they register. Play starts the week of March 4.

Flyboard Water Jet-Pak Debuts at Lake Las Vegas


(Note: Promotional video provided by Zapata Racing is in French.)

If you think you’ve seen it all on the water, this might make you think twice.

The “Flyboard” Water Jet-Pak makes its American debut Wednesday in a demonstration that runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Las Vegas.

The personal watercraft propels riders skyward on a powerful jet stream of water and allows extended aerial maneuvers, along with dives and belo-surface speeds that rival underwater creatures, according to product manufacturers.

The “Flyboard” is the creation of jet ski racer Franky Zapata, owner of Zapata Racing, headquartered in Le Rove, France. Zapata will perform aerial stunts and dives at the water’s edge in MonteLago Village. Spectators are also invited to view the demonstration from atop the 80-foot La Contessa yacht moored in the adjacent marina.

Time to Register for Classes, Programs in 2012

Time to Register for Classes, Programs in 2012


Registration for most winter/spring 2012 classes, events and programs offered by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department begins at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Patrons may choose from four registration methods: online at cityofhenderson.com/parks; by mail; at the self-serve kiosks located at City Hall, Black Mountain Recreation Center, and Henderson Multigenerational Center; or in person at any recreation center. Many programs fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended.