A Trip to Paradise

Ready for one long, strange trip through some of the Valley’s best neighborhood parks? Here’s our handy flow chart to get you started.

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START THE DAY WITH A HIKE

Lone Mountain Discovery Park – This park in the northwest part of the Valley has a perimeter trail that encircles Lone Mountain, or allows you to climb to the mountain’s summit.

Hidden Falls Park – This Henderson park’s trailhead allows for a moderate hike up the Amargosa Trail in the shadow of Black Mountain. You’ll be rewarded with one of the best views of the Valley.

TAKE BOTH YOUR DOG AND HORSE FOR A WALK

Horseman & Dog Fancier’s Park – This east-side park has five fenced-in areas covering 12 acres for your dog to run around. There’s also more than 20 acres of barns, arenas and picnic areas on which you can get your equestrian fix.

PLAY A ROUND OF DISC GOLF

Sunset Park – This regional park in the southeast has one of the oldest and most wide-open disc-golf courses in the Valley, consisting of 24 holes, providing enough challenges for both seasoned players and beginners.

Mountain Crest Park – This 18-hole disc-golf course, located in the northwest, plays through the multi-use park. Fairways are grassy and nicely groomed, and the course features trees scattered throughout, putting shot placement at a premium.

GET THAT FEELING OF THE OLD WEST

Exploration Peak Park – The park, located south of the entrance to the Mountain’s Edge master-planned community, features a replica Old West town, a covered-wagon play structure, an Indian village and an archaeology dig site.

Western Trails Park – This seven-acre park in the southwest has picnic areas shaded by giant covered wagons and also features an equestrian trail.

PLAY IN A WATER FEATURE

Nature Discovery Park – This park in Aliante not only has a large splash-pad area for kids but also a large man-made lake and waterfall to relax next to.

Lorenzi Park – This mature park near the center of town reopened this summer with $30 million in renovations, including a children’s water-play area not far from the park’s historic Twin Lakes.

Tropical Breeze Park – This 20-acre park opened last year in North Las Vegas, and the large water-play area, complete with fake H2O-spouting palm trees, has made it one of the most popular parks in the city.

Mission Hills Park – This 22-acre park in southeast Henderson has a splash-play area featuring water cannons and a Loch Ness Monster-looking feature to help keep the kiddies cool.

Reunion Trails Park – This Henderson park boasts the largest splash pad in the Valley complete with giant shade structures and a small wading area. There are also water hoses and cannons the kids can point in different directions.

Sunset Park – This popular regional park unveiled a splash pad as part of its recent renovations. The water-play area includes a variety of features to make the experience both fun and refreshing.

HANG OUT BY A LAKE

Lorenzi Park – Even though this park opened in 1926, its Twin Lakes have been revitalized with $30 million of recent renovations. The lakes provide a peaceful place to relax or to do some bird watching.

Sunset Park – One of the central features of this 325-acre park is the large lake where visitors can fish or pilot radio-controlled model boats. It’s also a popular spot for picnicking or just taking a stroll.

Cornerstone Park – This 100-acre Henderson park off of Interstate 215 opened in June with a 1-plus-mile loop around a scenic 31-acre lake (not for swimming) that is visited by waterfowl and other wildlife.

VISIT A SKATE PARK

Gary Reese Freedom Park – This longtime east-side park features one of the city’s best skate parks, complete with a new concrete bowl and several street features, including ramps and a vert wall.

Hollywood Regional Park – At 29,000 square feet, this skate park on the extreme east side is the largest in Clark County. It is primarily designed for advanced skaters, but features intermediate elements, as well.

Morrell Park – One of Henderson’s oldest parks has a hybrid-style skate park that is a favorite among both skateboarders and BMX riders, featuring 24,000 square feet of usable terrain including plaza and transition-style elements.

FROLIC WITH THE KIDS

Centennial Hills Park – This gorgeous 120-park in the northwest features a water-play area, a fossil-dig area, a picnic area with colorful shade areas resembling butterflies and flowers, and a playground featuring three tubular slides.

Hidden Falls Park – This 18-acre park at the base of Black Mountain in Henderson has plenty of amenities for kids, including basketball courts, a skate park, a splash pad and two separate play areas for toddlers and older children.

Mission Hills Park – This 22-acre park in Henderson includes large grass areas, a significant water-play area and picnic areas to keep the little ones occupied all day long.

RELAX UNDER A TREE

Paradise Park – This fixture of East Las Vegas doesn’t have some of the amenities offered at some of the Valley’s newer parks, but it has some of the most mature trees in any local park, offering plenty of shade to escape the unforgiving desert heat.

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