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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. 

Fall Youth Soccer Registration About to Start

Fall Youth Soccer Registration About to Start

It’s not too early to get the kids registered for fall soccer leagues in Henderson.

Registration is open through Aug. 15 for the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s youth soccer league. Divisions include co-rec, boys, girls and VIP.

Online registration is available at cityofhenderson.com/parks. Mail-in registration forms are available in Henderson Happenings, the City’s guide to recreation and leisure activities, and online at cityofhenderson.com/parks.

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

It’s your summer, love it!

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is offering special anniversary pricing on Camp Foxtail registration as a celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouting. Save $100 on resident summer camp with session prices ranging from $50 to $295.

Camp Foxtail is located in the cool in the cool Spring Mountain Range, just 45 minutes from Las Vegas.

Summer sessions run through August 17 and a 10-day pre-registration is required.  Registration is available at girlscoutsnv.org.

Athletes Wanted for Senior Games

Registration will open next week for this year's Henderson Senior Games.

The program provides sporting and social events for athletes 50 years and older. The games will take place April 10 through 29 at various recreation centers and parks around Henderson. The events offered include

  • basketball skills
  • bowling
  • fitness
  • power lifting
  • golf
  • table tennis
  • tennis
  • volleyball
  • track and field

“There continues to be a growing interest in organized sporting events for active adults in our community, and the Henderson Senior Games provides an opportunity for athletes of all levels to get involved and to take part,” said Michele Howard, Recreation program coordinator, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “The spirit of friendly competition is what makes the program so appealing.”

City Officials Challenge Residents to Get Fit in 2012

City Officials Challenge Residents to Get Fit in 2012

 

The City of Henderson says it’s time to lighten up.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department wants to challenge everyone who lives, works and plays in Henderson to get fit and lose weight.

From Jan. 9 through Jan. 12, participants ages 14 and up may visit Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd., or Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy., to sign up for and weigh in to the free Lighten Up Henderson program. Those accepting the challenge can work out on their own, at a fitness club, or at a City of Henderson recreation center, where fitness room memberships are available for as little as $15 per month for unlimited access. The challenge is designed to support people in their efforts to get fit and lose weight.

Adult Soccer Leagues Start in Henderson

 

Soccer enthusiasts can get their kicks with the city of Henderson’s soccer league.

Registration for the league starts January 9. The leagues are for players 16 and older. There are two divisions to choose from: Men 7 vs. 7 and Co-ed 6 vs. 6. The fields are shorter and narrower than standard soccer fields. The games are played Sunday afternoon and evenings.

 “These leagues are designed to promote wellness, physical fitness and social interaction through recreational sports. Players can expect a premier experience every time,” said Ted Lockamon, Recreation Services supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department.

Team registration is $225 and can be made in person at the sports office, Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 Arroyo Grande Boulevard. Teams can declare their uniform color when they register. Play starts the week of March 4.

Time to Register for Classes, Programs in 2012

Time to Register for Classes, Programs in 2012

 

Registration for most winter/spring 2012 classes, events and programs offered by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department begins at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Patrons may choose from four registration methods: online at cityofhenderson.com/parks; by mail; at the self-serve kiosks located at City Hall, Black Mountain Recreation Center, and Henderson Multigenerational Center; or in person at any recreation center. Many programs fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended.