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General park questions: 702-267-4017 | General trail questions: 702-267-4050 | Park hours: Daily from 6am-midnight Reservation hours: 8am-11:30pm | Trail hours: Daily from 5am-11pm (unlit trails are dawn to dusk) | For a complete list of parks and amenities, see page 50. HENDERSONHAPPENINGS | Spring 2016 | April-May 72 PARKS & OUTDOOR RECREATION HIKES & WALKS Hiking Henderson Hiking Henderson is a hiking challenge that helps motivate residents to get out and hike eight trails to earn a walking stick. If you have the drive to walk all eight trails, you’ll be rewarded with a hiking stick. Earn plaques to affix to your walking stick in subsequent seasons. $20 for the first session, $8 for additional sessions. Call 702-267-4050 for more information. AGE DAY TIME DATE COST CODE All M-Su 5:00-11:00 pm 04/01-06/30 $20.00 642069-58 All M-Su 5:00-11:00 pm 04/01-06/30 $8.00 642069-59 Homeschooler Hikes We have some great hikes planned just for homeschoolers. Each hike is held on a different trail and includes an outdoor learning opportunity. Dress for the weather and bring water. Registration is required and each hiker must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Hiking Safety We review basic trail rules prior to our winter hike. Location: Anthem Hills Park (Anthem East Trailhead) AGE DAY TIME DATE COST CODE 5-10 Th 9:00-10:00 am 04/21 $7.00 642016-58 Animal Prints Have you ever wondered what creature made those footprints on the ground? Learn about basic prints animals leave behind. Location: Hidden Falls Park trailhead AGE DAY TIME DATE COST CODE 5-10 Th 9:00-10:00 am 05/19 $7.00 642016-59 Trail Sampler This trip includes a visit to three trails and trailheads while exploring the area. Transportation is provided. Bring plenty of water and wear weather-appropriate clothing. Sturdy shoes, hats, water, and sunscreen are recommended. No pets are permitted. Youth ages 10-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Registration is required. Location: Downtown Recreation Center AGE DAY TIME DATE COST CODE 10+ Sa 8:00-10:00 am 04/16 $7.00 642023-58 Spring Hikes & Walks Join us for two spring hikes/walks on paved Henderson trails. The walks vary in length and are a great way to get in shape while exploring our trails. Sign up for one or both. Dress for the weather. Teens (14-17 years) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Registration is required. A round-trip bus ride is included, so be sure to arrive in time. Upper Mesa Trail (3 Miles) Location: Whitney Mesa Recreation Area Southwest Trailhead (1810 W. Sunset Rd., west of N. Arroyo Grande Boulevard) AGE DAY TIME DATE COST CODE 14+ Sa 8:00-10:00 am 04/23 Free 642071-58 Cactus Wren Trail (3.5 Miles) Location: Cactus Wren Park AGE DAY TIME DATE COST CODE 14+ Sa 8:00-10:00 am 05/14 Free 642071-59 EVENTS Crazy Spokes See page 86. NEW! Camping at the Bird Viewing Preserve Let’s go overnight camping at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a night under the stars. Bring your own tent (a single-person up to a four-person tent), sleeping bags, flashlights, chairs, and a picnic-style dinner. A cereal breakfast is provided. Location: Bird Viewing Preserve AGE DAY TIME DATE COST CODE All F,Sa 5:00 pm-9:00 am 05/20-05/21 $20.00 642087-58 NEW! Let’s Play! Play with friends, family and neighbors at this all-inclusive event as we celebrate in the recreation center, aquatic complex and recreation area at Whitney Ranch. On this fun-filled day of play, you can engage in archery, swimming, bounce houses, human hamster balls, arts and crafts, potato sack races, and more. Archery participants must be 8 years or older with a signed waiver. Locations: Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, Whitney Mesa Recreation Area, Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool AGE DAY TIME DATE COST CODE 5+ Sa 9:00 am-noon 04/30 $8.00 236639-01 NEW! McCullough Hills Trail Cleanup Enjoy the great outdoors by helping us maintain one of our local trails. Hat, water, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, and gloves are recommended. Youth (ages 5-12) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Teens (ages 13-17) must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian. Registration and orientation are from 8:00-8:30 a.m. Visit cityofhenderson.com for additional information. Location: McCullough Hills Trailhead AGE DAY TIME DATE COST 5+ Sa 8:00-10:00 am 05/07 Free Glow Worm 5K Fun Run Light up Equestrian Trail with glow-in-the-dark attire during this special night run. Enjoy the cool night air while you run or walk under the stars. The first 350 registered participants are guaranteed a T-shirt and a glow bracelet and necklace. (p. 64) Location: Equestrian Park South AGE DAY TIME DATE COST 5+ Sa 8:00 pm-midnight 06/18 $25.00 (March 2-April 10) 5+ Sa 8:00 pm-midnight 06/18 $35.00 (April 11-June 16) 5+ Sa 8:00 pm-midnight 06/18 $40.00 (Day of)


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