August 16, 2018 | Shauna Gut
How Many parks in the Las Vegas valley?  

Well, we don’t know exactly, but there are a lot!!

As a native of Las Vegas, a top producing real estate agent and a loving mom, I'd like to help shed some light to those moving into this town.  Many don’t realize how many parks we have in the greater Las Vegas area.  

The stereotype is that Las Vegas is a hole in the middle of the desert where partiers go to feed their vices. On the contrary, we are a city, a community rather, where residents come together. We come together in times of need, and we literally come to gather and play in parks.

As we grow up in this great town, and expand our families, there are so many great wholesome things to do here – as a family, together.

We do have some of our personal favorites as far as parks go. Here’s our insider’s looks at some hidden gems regarding parks in the greater Las Vegas valley.


BEST PARKS IN LAS VEGAS AND HENDERSON


Best Park for Splash pads


Splash pad parks are always a great idea when the weather heats up and the kids want to run and play. Depending upon what area of town you are in, you are probably looking for a convenient location for this type of park, instead of “the best.”  So. . . we found this handy Splash Park locator to help.  This is not an all-encompassing list, but a guide to a quick, convenient place to take the kids for a few hours!

https://vegasfamilyevents.com/las-vegas-splash-pads-parks/


Best Park for Sports


Desert Breeze


Massive recreation area featuring soccer & baseball fields, dog runs, a skate park & picnic areas.

Seriously this park has a little bit of everything – soccer, swimming, dog parks, roller hockey, picnic areas, and much much more!! If you don’t know quite what you want to do, just go and I’m sure you’ll find something enchanting and fun


Majestic Park - 3997 N Hualapai Way, Las Vegas, NV 89129


Large community park providing 12 softball fields, 2 playgrounds, picnic space & concession stands.

I need to mention the softball fields at Majestic Park. I grew up playing softball, and traveled the nation playing at different parks. This park wasn’t around in my day, and I wish it was! I did get the chance to coach at these fields, and very much loved that. In addition to having great softball fields, there’s different types of play areas to keep everyone in the family happy!


Best Park for scenery


Wetland’s Park- 7050 Wetlands Park Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89122


The Clark County Wetlands Park is the largest park in the Clark County, Nevada park system. The park is on the east side of the Las Vegas valley and runs from the various water treatment plants near the natural beginning of the Las Vegas Wash to where the wash flows under Lake Las Vegas and later into Lake Mead.

Seriously, this is a hidden gem of the city.  You’re welcome 😉 You really don’t feel like you are in Las Vegas when you are at Wetland’s.  The lush scape and WATER really let your mind get away and relax.


Best Dog Park


Barkin Basin- 7351 W Alexander Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89129


Pet recreation area on 7.75 acres, with 3 separate fenced spaces, shady seating & water fountains.

They have a great setup with large separate areas for different sized dogs. This way all the larger dogs can play together and all the smaller dogs can too! Of course, if you have a feisty miniature pinscher like I do, you know she will want to play with the big dogs, because that’s what she is.


Best Park Overall


Mesa Park


19-acre park with large open lawn areas, tennis courts, Little League baseball fields & concessions.

I mention this one because it is very much a nice, overall park.  You can choose a quiet picnic in the grass, a game of basketball, or swing around the ol’ tennis raquet while the kids play their little league game.

The location is convenient and its great for a quick trip to the park.We would love to have this list go on to complete, because there are so many more parks and things to do in our beloved city.  We hope you get to experience some of the simple joys that our valley can offer.


REFERENCE: Complete list for parks in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City and North Las Vegas

If you are considering a move into Las Vegas, or possibly a move to a different area of town, and want some insight to the parks in the area, please give us a call 702.222.3366.
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