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Henderson Nevada Economic and Demographic Overview 2013

COMMUNITY City Parks and Recreation Centers The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department pro- The Parks and Recreation Department also operates seven recre- vides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, ation centers featuring gymnasiums, multi-fitness centers and rac- recreation and natural resource opportunities. It is one of only 20 quetball courts. Thousands of specialized programs are offered each agencies throughout the country to earn both accreditation by the year including aquatics, therapeutic recreation, youth enrichment, National Recreation and Park Association (2001, 2006 and 2011) and special events, outdoor recreation, sports leagues, and tournaments. the National Gold Medal for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Adults 50+ can take advantage of fitness initiatives, health screen- Management (1999). Through its nationally acclaimed Parks and ings, nutrition programs, volunteer opportunities, and wellness Recreation Department, Henderson provides residents more parks services. School children benefit from the before- and after- school and recreation facilities per capita than any other community in Safekey youth enrichment program and the out-of-school time Southern Nevada. Kids Zone/Teen Zone program, hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department at all Henderson public elementary and middle schools. The City is home to 54 parks, with several more under construction. In addition to open grass areas and playgrounds, features include In partnership with the Department of Utility Services, the Parks and walking courses, dog parks, skate parks, splash pads, and lighted Recreation Department also operates the Henderson Bird Viewing sports fields. The City maintains more than 1,200 acres, including 80 Preserve, the only bird preserve located in Southern Nevada, and athletic fields, 43 tennis courts, and eleven swimming pools. Parks home to thousands of migratory waterfowl and numerous resident offer the community opportunities for active and passive recreation, desert birds. including team sports, hiking and picnics. There are more than 65 linear miles of trails within the City, including the River Mountains Loop Trail, a designated National Recreation Trail. When complete, the system will include over 100 linear miles of trails, as well as additional on-street bicycle lanes, shared-use paths, and equestrian trails. 9 cityofhenderson.com 9


Henderson Nevada Economic and Demographic Overview 2013
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