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Regular Hours for Henderson Facilities on Memorial Day

Regular Hours for Henderson Facilities on Memorial Day

 

Henderson’s rec facilities will operate on normal hours for the Memorial Day holiday

All 52 parks are open for their normal hours of operation, 6:00 a.m. to midnight. Hours are 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at all seven of the City’s full-service recreation centers, including Heritage Park Senior Facility, but no classes will be held. The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr., will be open 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Sports office, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.; is open 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All City of Henderson pools will be open on Memorial Day. Hours are 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the City’s year-round pools, including Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool and Henderson Multigenerational Competition Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.; Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.; and Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr.

Free Water Safety Event Held by City Parks and Rec

Free Water Safety Event Held by City Parks and Rec

The City of Henderson will hold a free water safety day at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex on Saturday, May 7.

May is National Water Safety Month, and the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a free event designed to ensure parents know how to protect children in and around the water.

The free event takes place at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Rd., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is recommended, as space is limited. Register online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity code 136000-00) or in person at any City of Henderson recreation center or year-round pool.

Water Safety Day provides parents, grandparents, babysitters, and day care providers an opportunity to learn how to keep children safe in an aquatic environment and how to safeguard homes and pools. The event includes information about the City ofHenderson’s American Red Cross Learn To Swim programs as well as booths hosted by community partners such as the U.

Youth Tennis Tournament Hits Henderson

Youth Tennis Tournament Hits Henderson

The inaugural Henderson Dueling Deuces Youth Tennis Tournament, sponsored by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department and the United States Tennis Association, arrives May 14.

The event provides an outstanding opportunity for young players to compete against their comparably skilled peers in an atmosphere that promotes sportsmanship, determination, and skill.

"Parents often have the misconception that tennis is an expensive sport, but the reality is that the City of Henderson offers dozens of classes and lessons for all ages and skill levels, and it's very affordable and accessible," said Ted Lockamon, Recreation Services supervisor.

The tournament will be held at 9 a.m. at O'Callaghan Park,601 Skyline Rd. (at Horizon Drive) and is open to players ages 12-16.

Henderson Offers Spring Break Kids Camp

Henderson Offers Spring Break Kids Camp

No school during Spring Break? No problem. The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for its Spring Break Kids Zone youth enrichment program.

The program is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, April 18-22. Participation is $90 per child per week (ages 5-12), with sibling discounts available.

Two locations are available to choose from: Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.; and Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.

Kids Zone provides a safe environment and a variety of supervised activities for kids while their parents work. Games, arts and crafts, sports, and positive peer interaction form the basis of the program. All activities are age-appropriate.

Registration is accepted at any City of Henderson recreation center or online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity 515000-16 for Black Mountain, and 515600-16 for Whitney Ranch).

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.

Urban trails enable residents to explore nature without leaving city

Urban trails enable residents to explore nature without leaving city

With the area's plethora of beautiful local trails, Urban hiking is growing in popularity in the Las Vegas Valley. The Review-Journal weighs in with some of their favorites.

Karen Sikorski has seen all kinds of wildlife on her frequent walks along the trails that wind through Sunset Park's dunes.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Groundbreaking Set for Thursday on Wells Park Improvements

Groundbreaking Set for Thursday on Wells Park Improvements

A groundbreaking for improvements at Wells Park in Henderson will take place Thursday afternoon.

The park improvements are the result of several public feedback opportunities where residents shared their preference that their existing park be modernized and receive additional amenities instead of adding a new park. The $1.8 million improvement project to the 10-acre neighborhood park is moving forward through funding from the City of Henderson's Redevelopment Agency.

In addition to the traditional turning of dirt, students from neighboring Edna F. Hinman Elementary School will make a brief presentation about the history of the area and will sing a couple of songs.

The new Wells Park will have a more urban design style that provides creative ways to play with features such as a life-size chess board.