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City of Henderson Offering Life-Saving Device Loan Program

City of Henderson Offering Life-Saving Device Loan Program

The city of Henderson has created a loan program for a life-saving device for people using city parks and facilities for events.

The city will loan out automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, at no cost to organizers of gatherings and sporting events that use city facilities.

An AED is a portable electronic device that can detect cardiac arrest and deliver a shock to restore normal heart rhythm.

The city decided to launch the program after three mothers approached them with the idea. The women had started an organization known as Adam's Heart after one of their sons suffered sudden cardiac arrest during a soccer game.

An event organizer or coach can request the device when reserving the city facility at least three weeks before the event. Users must be 18 years and older and must finish a 30-minute training class.  

Henderson to Dedicate Newest Park Saturday

Henderson to Dedicate Newest Park Saturday

The City of Henderson will be holding a grand opening celebration this weekend for its newest park.

Cornerstone Park at 1600 Wigwam Parkway near Stephanie Street will officially open at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Mayor Andy Hafen and members of the city council will dedicate the park. The celebration also includes a bounce house and guided birding tours. There will also be a bike valet for people who ride their bike to the event.

The 100-acre park includes a 31-acre lake, basketball and volleyball courts, individual picnic pavilions, walking trails and exercise stairs.

There is also a corporate plaza and catering kitchen that can be rented for special events and gatherings.

Greenspun Students Campaign for Lake Mead Health

Greenspun Students Campaign for Lake Mead Health

 

A group of local middle school students wants southern Nevadans to be aware of what they call an environmental hazard at Lake Mead.

Greenspun Junior High School Leadership Club students are launching a public campaign about “the dangers and the damage done by the use of carbureted 2-stroke engines.”

In 2013, a ban on personal watercrafts with carbureted 2-stroke engines went into effect to help reduce pollution at the lake. Leadership Club students, led by educators Gwendolyn Buckles and Katie Litzenberg, started an educational campaign named “Lake MEad.” It focuses on the effects pollution has in southern Nevada’s public recreation areas.

The students created a multimedia campaign to spread the word about the 2-stroke engine ban at the lake. During their after-school club, students chose this cause as their annual community project.

City of Henderson to Officially Open New Park

The city of Henderson will open a new park this Saturday.

Whitney Mesa Recreation Area will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Besides a ribbon cutting, the event will include activities and tours of the park.  

The park is behind Whitney Ranch Recreation Center/Aquatic Complex, 1661 Galleria Drive.

Lighted tennis courts, barbecues, picnic shelters, a lighted basketball court, open grass area and a playground are just some of the amenities at the new park. A BMX area is still under construction.

Funding for the $14.1 million park came through a grant by the Bureau of Land Management.

New Park Set to Open in Henderson

 

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.

Construction on Cornerstone Park Under Way

Construction on Cornerstone Park Under Way

Construction has started on a new 100-acre park in Henderson.

Cornerstone Park will be near Stephanie Street and Wigwam Road. The new park will have several recreational features, including a 25-acre lake. There will also be picnic and pavilion areas that people will be able to reserve.

Volleyball courts and basketball courts will be built at the park. The park will feature paved and soft-surface trails that will connect to the City of Henderson trail system through the Union Pacific Railroad Trail and the Pittman Wash Trail.

The park is expected to be finished October 6. The project is expected to cost more than $16 million which is coming from the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act.

The lake at the center of the park will not be available for swimming or fishing. The lake is left over from gravel mining activities in the area and is fed by storm drainage and groundwater. 

Library to Celebrate Second Anniversary

Gibson Library is celebrating its second anniversary.

The library will be giving out free cookies and snacks on Friday to celebrate the two years it has been open. People can also sign up for the summer reading program and enjoy the free computer lab.