Photo: Sloan Signage
Links related to Henderson, Nevada presented in somewhat random fashion:
Henderson to consider embracing developers’ worst nightmare – Nevada Current
Henderson to bring mini ‘parklets’ to Water Street in summer
Henderson, Cox Communications team up for downtown tech initiative
Henderson may pay for half of new Golden Knights practice arena
water-street-even-more-fun-is-flowing-here – @EICasino
henderson-get-valley-s-first-diverging-diamond-interchange – @RJroadwarrior
Park reservations (Reservable ramadas) 702-267-5707
1600 Wigwam Pkwy (Wigwam Parkway and Stephanie Street)
One of Nevada’s premiere city parks, Cornerstone has a 31-acre lake (not for swimming) and is connected to two trails: the Pittman Wash and Union Pacific Railroad trails. Among the amenities: plaza area, large pavilions, restrooms, lighted basketball courts, lighted volleyball courts, open grass area, covered picnic tables and walking trails.
The park opened October 6, 2012.
Funded with a $16.4 million grant from the federal Bureau of Land Management
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Ceremonies for Mountain Lake Park and Terrazza Park will start at 8 a.m. at Mountain Lake, 1020 Golda Way off East Lake Mead Parkway west of Lake Las Vegas. Terrazza is at Galleria Drive at Lake Las Vegas Parkway. Both parks are five acres.
Black Mountain Recreation Center
City of Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, located at 2400 Moser Drive. Open daily from 6am-3pm with classes and walking tours available. Telephone (702) 267-4180.
Hours of operation: Mon-Sat: 7am-5pm; Sun: 8am-4pm
Water Street Faves
Downtown Henderson has a number of visitable establishments, including Chef Flemming’s Bake Shop, Lovelady Taproom, Juan’s Flaming Fajitas, and Hardway 8. Keep an eye on the corner of Water and Atlantic where the Henderson Convention Center stands (and will soon be refashioned as an ice rink for the Vegas Golden Knights.
One of my family’s favorite places to visit on Water Street. Pastries, bread, and cakes are baked on site by Danish Chef Flemming Pedersen. Natalie and other folks at the counter are helpful. Entrance by steps and ramp. There is indoor and outdoor seating. First Saturday of the Month: Scandinavia Day!
Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club is a private, charitable non-profit organization whose primary objective is to practice and perpetuate the traditions, beliefs, language and the arts of the indigenous people of Hawaii. Chartered by the Association of the Hawaiian Civic Clubs in the State of Nevada in 1989.
City of Henderson
River Mountains Loop Trail
Project GREEN: Friends of Pittman Wash
Project GREEN (Green Valley Ecology, Environment and Nature): Friends of Pittman Wash
Project GREEN (Green Valley Ecology, Environment, and Nature): Friends of Pittman Wash is a 2.5 mile habitat restoration program located between Arroyo Grande Boulevard and Pecos Road along the Pittman Wash, with an entrance directly behind the Silver Springs Recreation Center. The project area is a natural area that carries floodwater from the mountains south of Henderson, to the Las Vegas Wash, and ultimately into Lake Mead. For a trail map, click here. For a list of what’s blooming in Pittman Wash throughout the year, click here.
Project GREEN: Friends of Pittman Wash
October 17 Make a Difference Day
Places of Interest
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Henderson Pavilion is the largest outdoor amphitheater in the state.
2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson
The Lion Habitat Ranch — with about 40 lions and cubs — recently opened to the public near St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard. The ranch is open from 11am – 4pm Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $20 for adults. One child 12 and under is admitted free for each adult.
Lion Habitat Ranch (The Cat House)
Farmers’ Markets in Las Vegas and Henderson
Henderson Farmers’ Market (previously Country Fresh Market)
Henderson Fresh Farmers Market
300 S Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson Farmers Market (Water Street, Thursdays)
50 Casa Del Fuego Street (at Gibson Road and Las Palmas Entradas Avenue)
Henderson City Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of the month beginning at 7 p.m. The live stream is available on the city’s website, www.cityofhenderson.com
Before the meeting begins, website visitors can also view the agenda and supporting documents.
Where to drink
Borracha, Green Valley Ranch
Where to eat
10960 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 107
4300 E Sunset Rd, Ste A-5 Henderson
Coyote’s Cafe and Cantina
Me Gusta Tacos
Taco y Taco
Mariachi music Mondays, 6pm
Chicken Shack, 4606 E. Sunset Rd
Giuseppe’s Bar & Grille, 2630 W. Horizon Ridge
Buen Gusto, 2642 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy
Eastern Market, 2500 East Windmill
– Armenian/Russian specialties
Mi Perú, 1450 W Horizon Ridge Parkway
Spicy Tuna, 10345 S Eastern Avenue
Acacia Demonstration Gardens
Acacia Demonstration Gardens is a collaborative effort among the City of Henderson, Conservation District of Southern Nevada and several other local organizations. The gardens provide a wealth of landscaping examples that are water efficient for our dry desert climate.
50 Casa Del Fuego St.
(Gibson Road and Las Palmas Entradas Avenue)
More about Henderson Parks
The City of Henderson Park Planning Division has numerous parks and trails projects under construction. Parks and trails may be funded and constructed in a variety of ways, with three methods being the most common—developer-built turnkey parks, Residential Construction Tax (RCT) and the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act.
To date, the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded more than $235 million for 30+ parks and trails projects from the Bureau of Land Management through the sale of public lands as authorized by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA). This brings a tremendous value to Henderson residents.
SNPLMA is unique because it sets a standard for cooperative conservation. It provides for the sale of specific federal lands in Clark County and for the acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands. SNPLMA has two primary purposes: to promote orderly development in the Las Vegas Valley and to decrease the impact of urban growth on our national recreation areas (such as Lake Mead and Red Rock). When certain public lands are sold, funding is set aside and local agencies submit projects for funding consideration. Project proposals must be very detailed and fit within SNPLMA parameters.
298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.(with entrances at American Pacific Drive and Santiago Drive)
— Ron Mader (@ronmader) March 4, 2019
Juan’s Flaming Fajitas
16 South Water Street
Boulder Highway and Lake Mead and two other locations
Gold Mine Tavern, Water Street
Tides, Green Valley Ranch Resorthttps://greenvalleyranch.sclv.com/Dining/Tides/Menu-Sp
- 2230 West Horizon Ridge Pkwy. Suite 150
Beer, Wine and Mezcal
Total Wine, 501 N. Stephanie Street
The City of Henderson is gearing up to be Southern Nevada’s first Bicycle Friendly Community. Organized by the League of American Cyclists, the Bicycle Friendly Community program is designed to improve bicycling opportunities within our nation’s communities.
2630 Windmill Parkway
Henderson Historical Society
The Henderson Historical Society (HHS) is a gathering of like-minded individuals who share a deep respect for the city’s history and are actively engaged in protecting the stories, photos, and folklore from Henderson’s past. A virtual, online association, the HHS provides a place for supporters to explore the character, charm, and events that built this great city.
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Elsewhere on the Web
2016 Hoolaulea – September 10-11, 2016
Fun, Food, Games, and Music from the Islands.
Complimentary Admission pic.twitter.com/dofMYFhkOq
— LasVegasHCC (@LasVegasHCC) August 15, 2016
— Ron Mader (@ronmader) July 19, 2016
Tourism Portal: Destination Henderson
http://visithenderson.com – @Visit_Henderson
November 15 Stroll ‘n’ Roll
http://www.alansnel.blogspot.com/2014/11/pedaling-through-burbs-ugh-to-reach.html – @BicycleManSnel
Spotlight on Golden Retrieve Rescue of Southern Nevada, an organization which provides a rescue program for abandoned, mistreated, or unwanted golden retrievers.
Bark Park at Heritage Park
Quilt shop in Henderson NV offering quality fabrics, notions, and classes to the Las Vegas Valley.
– near Metro Diner, Bounce World, Castaways, Cornerstone Park
— Ron Mader (@ronmader) July 24, 2018
No weeds, no mess, no problem. Let us know if we can help scape your yard. (702) 292-8563 Matt
Green Valley Ranch
October 12, 7am-12pm Fall Garage Sale
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