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Consolidated Registration Date for Classes, Programs

Consolidated Registration Date for Classes, Programs

Registration for City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department fall classes, events and programs opens at 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. People may register online, by mail, using a City of Henderson self-serve kiosk located at City Hall, Black Mountain Recreation Center, and Henderson Multigenerational Center, or in person at any recreation center. Early registration is recommended as many classes fill up quickly.

“Previously we had different registration dates depending on the method of enrollment,” said Kim Becker, Communications & Marketing supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “While more than 95 percent of our patrons register online, there are some who don’t have a credit or debit card or don’t have online access so they must register by mail or in person. Having a single start date for all registration methods now ensures everyone has an equal opportunity to sign up for the programs they want.”

Swimming Stroke Analysis Offered

Competitive swimmers will get a chance to have a professional analyze their swimming strokes during workshops offered through the City of Henderson.

The city is offering the workshop starting August 1 through August 30. The sessions are private and they're through appointment only at the Heritage Park Aquatic Complex. People interested can sign up for one 30-minute session for $40 or three 30-minute sessions for $100. The U.S. Swimming certified coach will use a state-of-the-art video analysis to help evaluate a person's swim stroke; then design a regiment to improve the stroke and achieve the goal the participant wants.

The sessions are for swimmers 4 years old and up. To sign up go to cityofhenderson.com, use the activity code 316020. Or you can sign up in person at any City of Henderson pool.

Take Time to "Love Your Lifeguard"

Take Time to "Love Your Lifeguard"

 

Henderson’s lifeguards play an important role in keeping the community safe. The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is recognizing these unsung heroes July 9 with Love Your Lifeguard Day.

Residents are invited to stop by during open swim hours at all City of Henderson pools. Regular daily admission ($1-$3 per person) applies.

For all ages, the event includes lifesaving demonstrations, information about classes and lifeguard training, and question-and-answer sessions with the City’s lifeguard team. For kids, the event features relay races, safety swims, and the chance to dress up like a lifeguard for a photo opportunity. For lifeguards, it’s the chance to get a little “love” for a job well done.

Parks, Pools and Recreation Centers Open for the Fourth

Parks, Pools and Recreation Centers Open for the Fourth

This Fourth of July celebrate the holiday at one of the pools, parks or recreation centers run by the City of Henderson.

The city is keeping all of those facilities open for Independence Day which lands on a Monday.  All 52 city parks will be open during normal hours which is 6 a.m. to midnight. The six recreational centers in the city will be open during regular hours which are 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Heritage Park Senior Center is open until 10 p.m.

 All of the city pools will be open. Admission is $1 to $3 depending on the facility. Children under 2 are free. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult who must stay within arms reach at all times. 

Hours are 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.:

City Launches Water Safety Initiative

City Launches Water Safety Initiative

 

The city of Henderson Fire Department, in partnership with the Henderson Professional Firefighters, Parks and Recreation, and the American Red Cross, will take their “Be Water Safe” drowning prevention message directly to kids in a summer education series offered throughout Henderson.

Every parent who has experienced a child drowning thought it could never happen to them. Yet drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for young children in Southern Nevada. The goal of “Be Water Safe” is to persuade kids and parents alike to take ownership of the role they play in preventing accidental drowning.

A mock drowning incident will be the key feature of the “Be Water Safe” drowning prevention series. The audience will see what they believe is a drowning victim fall into a pool, and watch city of Henderson lifeguards and firefighters respond with life-saving measures. The July 1 event will feature a water rescue to highlight water safety while boating.

Go for the Gold at Olympic Event

Go for the Gold at Olympic Event

 

Henderson kids can feel the Olympic spirit next weekend.

Olympic Day is an annual international event celebrated by thousands of people in 60 countries. It commemorates the modern Olympic Games and promotes physical fitness, fair play, and sportsmanship. Kids and teens can help the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department celebrate from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.). Daily admission applies ($1-$2 per person).

Participating children and teens will take part in a variety of aquatic games and competitions, all designed to keep kids physically fit while promoting good sportsmanship.

Going for a World Record in Swimming

Going for a World Record in Swimming

 

Henderson wants to be part of a unique Guinness World Record.

The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department will take part Tuesday in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, a worldwide event designed to break the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson and to spread the word that swimming lessons can save children’s lives.

According to the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, a platform to help aquatic facilities and drowning prevention organizations communicate the importance of teaching children to swim, more than 10,000 children on four continents will be part of the event.