The city of Henderson and Ryland Homes are hosting a grand opening celebration for the newest park in the southeast part of the valley.
Avellino Park will officially open with a party from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, February 23. The party will include food and activities.
The park is five acres near Volunteer Boulevard and Via Inspirada, which includes lighted basketball courts, covered picnic shelters, barbecues, an exercise course, playground and restrooms.
The park was developed by Ryland Homes and constructed by Sunstate Companies. It is park of the city's developer turnkey park program. Under the program, a housing developer builds the park and then dedicates it to the city for public use.
“Turnkey parks bring tremendous value to our residents because they help us to keep pace with the community’s needs without relying on our general fund to do so,” Jacob Snow, Henderson City Manager said.