Photo: Ron Mader, Paiute Mural
Henderson is located in the foothills south and adjacent to Las Vegas. Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is the second largest city in Nevada, known for its parks, cycling and hiking trails and master-planned communities. Henderson is certified Playful City USA.
We are fans of Chef Flemmings bakery, the Thursday Farmers Market and events at the convention center and the Henderson Events Plaza. Ample free parking!
Among our favorite city parks in the world: Cornerstone, a repurposed quarry, now a multi-purpose marsh. It’s still so new that most neighbors don’t know the park by name. The park hosts the annual Bark in the Park and this fall’s Get Outdoors Nevada Day. Look for the egrets on the red poles. There are ducks galore and sometimes seagulls, an odd sight in the Mohave Desert. More about the park on our Cornerstone Wiki
Ethel M Cactus Garden
Worthy of repeat visits, the garden is a fantastic collection of desert-loving plants from around the globe. With signage! It’s toward the top of the regional Slow Adventures Route.
December-February Holiday lights are turned on at 530pm. After Christmas, the blue and green lights are removed for more Valentine-lighting.
Another under the radar recommendation – check out the Henderson Libraries. Excellent message boards, book sales in traditional Dewey-numbered goodness.
Century plant is about to bloom pic.twitter.com/o6EtFZmswM
— Ron Mader (@ronmader) June 15, 2018
Early days of The Reserve in Henderson. While some remnants still there, the hippos basking in the rain, skipped town. pic.twitter.com/9bv8EaIUN4
— Classic Las Vegas (@classiclasvegas) January 29, 2018