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City Launches Water Safety Initiative

City Launches Water Safety Initiative

 

The city of Henderson Fire Department, in partnership with the Henderson Professional Firefighters, Parks and Recreation, and the American Red Cross, will take their “Be Water Safe” drowning prevention message directly to kids in a summer education series offered throughout Henderson.

Every parent who has experienced a child drowning thought it could never happen to them. Yet drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for young children in Southern Nevada. The goal of “Be Water Safe” is to persuade kids and parents alike to take ownership of the role they play in preventing accidental drowning.

A mock drowning incident will be the key feature of the “Be Water Safe” drowning prevention series. The audience will see what they believe is a drowning victim fall into a pool, and watch city of Henderson lifeguards and firefighters respond with life-saving measures. The July 1 event will feature a water rescue to highlight water safety while boating.

Going for a World Record in Swimming

Going for a World Record in Swimming

 

Henderson wants to be part of a unique Guinness World Record.

The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department will take part Tuesday in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, a worldwide event designed to break the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson and to spread the word that swimming lessons can save children’s lives.

According to the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, a platform to help aquatic facilities and drowning prevention organizations communicate the importance of teaching children to swim, more than 10,000 children on four continents will be part of the event.

Regular Hours for Henderson Facilities on Memorial Day

Regular Hours for Henderson Facilities on Memorial Day

 

Henderson’s rec facilities will operate on normal hours for the Memorial Day holiday

All 52 parks are open for their normal hours of operation, 6:00 a.m. to midnight. Hours are 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at all seven of the City’s full-service recreation centers, including Heritage Park Senior Facility, but no classes will be held. The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr., will be open 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Sports office, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.; is open 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All City of Henderson pools will be open on Memorial Day. Hours are 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the City’s year-round pools, including Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool and Henderson Multigenerational Competition Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.; Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.; and Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr.

Free Water Safety Event Held by City Parks and Rec

Free Water Safety Event Held by City Parks and Rec

The City of Henderson will hold a free water safety day at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex on Saturday, May 7.

May is National Water Safety Month, and the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a free event designed to ensure parents know how to protect children in and around the water.

The free event takes place at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Rd., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is recommended, as space is limited. Register online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity code 136000-00) or in person at any City of Henderson recreation center or year-round pool.

Water Safety Day provides parents, grandparents, babysitters, and day care providers an opportunity to learn how to keep children safe in an aquatic environment and how to safeguard homes and pools. The event includes information about the City ofHenderson’s American Red Cross Learn To Swim programs as well as booths hosted by community partners such as the U.

Youth Tennis Tournament Hits Henderson

Youth Tennis Tournament Hits Henderson

The inaugural Henderson Dueling Deuces Youth Tennis Tournament, sponsored by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department and the United States Tennis Association, arrives May 14.

The event provides an outstanding opportunity for young players to compete against their comparably skilled peers in an atmosphere that promotes sportsmanship, determination, and skill.

"Parents often have the misconception that tennis is an expensive sport, but the reality is that the City of Henderson offers dozens of classes and lessons for all ages and skill levels, and it's very affordable and accessible," said Ted Lockamon, Recreation Services supervisor.

The tournament will be held at 9 a.m. at O'Callaghan Park,601 Skyline Rd. (at Horizon Drive) and is open to players ages 12-16.

Henderson Offers Spring Break Kids Camp

Henderson Offers Spring Break Kids Camp

No school during Spring Break? No problem. The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for its Spring Break Kids Zone youth enrichment program.

The program is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, April 18-22. Participation is $90 per child per week (ages 5-12), with sibling discounts available.

Two locations are available to choose from: Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.; and Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.

Kids Zone provides a safe environment and a variety of supervised activities for kids while their parents work. Games, arts and crafts, sports, and positive peer interaction form the basis of the program. All activities are age-appropriate.

Registration is accepted at any City of Henderson recreation center or online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity 515000-16 for Black Mountain, and 515600-16 for Whitney Ranch).

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.