Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Team NEVADA Welcomes You to Las Vegas

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Team NEVADA Welcomes You to Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is known for doing things in a big way and the delivery of recreation and cultural services in this growing metropolitan area is no different. Five local public parks and recreation departments with staffs ranging in size from nine to 180 offer a wide array of programs and services to residents in the Las Vegas Valley and throughout Clark County's 8,000-square-mile radius. With more than 280 parks, 57 recreation and cultural centers, before-and-after-school recreation enrichment programs at 200 local school sites, 35 aquatic facilities and hundreds of miles of trails, these entities work closely to align programs and identify service areas so as to offer a seamless experience to the public.

This year's designated local host committee, dubbed Team NEVADA, is excited to showcase the people, places and programs that contribute to the high quality of life experienced by Southern Nevada's more than 2 million residents. Retired professionals, The Outside Las Vegas Foundation, the University of Nevada Las Vegas and the Nevada Recreation and Park Society joined professionals from Clark County Parks and Recreation, Boulder City, Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas to form "Team NEVADA." This robust alliance welcomes 2015 NRPA Annual Conference attendees and looks forward to providing guests with a glimpse of life and leisure beyond the neon!

Notable Team NEVADA Facilities

Darling Memorial Tennis Center--City of Las Vegas

The Amanda and Stacy Darling Memorial Tennis Center, the largest of its kind in the state of Nevada, consists of 23 tennis courts, including one main court with stadium seating for approximately 2,800 spectators. It also includes a small pro shop, locker rooms and office space. The tennis center is part of the Charlie Kellogg and Joe Zaher Sports Complex, which is expected to be a huge draw for large tennis and soccer tournaments, and a wonderful addition to the surrounding area.

Aventura Park-- City of Henderson

The City of Henderson's 20-acre Aventura Park features lighted fields, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts; a dog park; playground; and splash pad to meet the needs of one of Henderson's newest master-planned communities.

Craig Ranch Regional Park--North Las Vegas

Encompassing 170 acres, the City of North Las Vegas' newest park, Craig Ranch Regional Park, opened to the public in 2013. Refurbished from its prior life as a golf course, the park offers a skate park, dog park, sport courts and fields, multiple playgrounds, picnic areas, open grass areas and a garden plaza.

Heritage Park Aquatic Center--City of Henderson

This LEED Gold-certified facility offers two indoor pools, designed for both competitive and instructional uses. It meets national standards for diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and competitive use. The Aquatic Complex is situated within Heritage Park, which offers 160 acres of recreational fun, including a senior center, sport fields, amphitheater, dog park, picnic areas and walking trails.

Whitney Mesa BMX Track--City of Henderson

Available for practices and racing events, the city of Henderson's Whitney Mesa BMX Track offers three distinct courses for riders of all levels and interests. …

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