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Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Throughout the valley, kids with time on their hands during winter break can find fun.

"I'm bored. What are we doing today?"

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Some Scheduled Holiday Closures for Henderson

Some Scheduled Holiday Closures for Henderson

 

Henderson’s city services will keep a mostly normal schedule through the holiday week.

Henderson City Hall will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2 in observance of legal holidays. Police, fire and emergency services will continue to work regular schedules.

City Hall will be open Tuesday, December 27 through Thursday, December 29 during normal business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Other city non-recreation facilities will be open these same days and hours, including Animal Care and Control and Henderson Municipal Court.

Skating on the Lake Set to Return

Skating on the Lake Set to Return

The holiday season is officially kicking off at The Village Lake Las Vegas with the return of Skating on the Lake.

The one-of-a-kind ice rink floats out on the lake for locals and tourists to enjoy. It holds up to 75 skaters at one time. The rink opens November 18 and will stay open until January 29. The attraction is open Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children. The price includes skate rental and full-day pass to the rink. There are season passes and group rates available.  

Hikes for Homeschoolers Upcoming

Hikes for Homeschoolers Upcoming

 

The City of Henderson plans some hikes specifically for children going to school at home.

Homeschoolers are invited to join the Parks and Recreation Department for two educational hikes this fall. The hikes are open to children from 5 to 10 years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Although participation is free, registration is required and can be made at any City of Henderson recreation center or online at cityofhenderson.com (activity 644016.)

Each hike is held on a different Henderson trail and includes an outdoor learning opportunity. Children and parents should dress for the weather and bring water.

Helping Kids Play Earns Award for City

Helping Kids Play Earns Award for City

 

Long known for its parks and outdoor spaces, Henderson earned another piece of recognition for its work in that area.

KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to saving children’s play, named the City of Henderson a Playful City USA Community for the fourth consecutive year for its efforts to increase healthy play opportunities for children. Henderson is the only city in Nevada to earn this recognition.

Henderson is among 151 recognized 2011 Playful City USA communities across the country. Cities and towns were selected based on a proven commitment to children’s play and physical activity by developing unique local action plans to increase the quantity and quality of play in their communities. A key component of this is developing programs and opportunities that combat childhood obesity.

Saturday in the Park at Senior Center

The City of Henderson recently organized a fun flash mob at the Heritage Park Senior Center in downtown Henderson.

The event was to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month in July and included seniors, children and everyone in-between in age. Parks and rec officials also put together a flash mob at the Black Mountain Aquatic Complex as part of the festivities.

Kids Lead Flash Mob at Henderson Pool

 

Kids enjoying a summer day at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex recently took part in a fun celebration.

July is National Park and Recreation Month, so the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department hosted an impromptu flash mob at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex. People of all ages joined in the fun, according to city officials.