General park questions: 702-267-4050 | General trail questions: 702-267-4050 | Park hours: Daily from 6am-midnight
PARKS & OUTDOOR RECREATION
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 58.
Pets in the Parks
Pets are welcome in the parks, but they must be
leashed at all times and are not allowed on the splash
pads. Owners must clean up after their pets. We have
a number of designated dog parks where dogs can run
free and socialize with other dogs. To find locations
near you, refer to this issue’s Facility, Park & Trail
Guide. Pets are not permitted at the Henderson Bird
Splash pad features are open May 1 through Sept. 30.
To find locations near you, refer to this issue’s Facility,
Park & Trail Guide.
PARK & PICNIC
The Following Require Reservations:
• Designated picnic areas
• Use of inflatables, tents, etc. (in authorized areas only)
• Use of alcoholic beverages (requires a special permit)
• Grassy area reservations (requires approval)
• Special events for over 400 attendees (requires a permit)
• Any event with over 50 attendees (requires a permit)
Park, Picnic & Whitney Mesa Camp
Picnic areas (with a few exceptions) are available to all
citizens on a first-come, first-served basis unless the
area has been reserved through our reservation system.
Individuals and groups may pay to reserve a specific
picnic area. Signs will be posted at the picnic area to let
others know it is reserved. All reservations must be made
at least two weeks in advance of the event; Hendersonbased
companies and residents may reserve picnic areas
up to 180 days in advance. Non-residents may reserve
picnic areas 90 days in advance. For a complete list of
rules and regulations or an application for reservation,
call 702-267-5707, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday. Or download
the reservation form at cityofhenderson.com (type
“reservation” in the search box). Splash pads may not
be reserved. Please note that the city does not provide
power. To view our refund policy, visit cityofhenderson.
com (type “refund” in the search box).
Adopt a Park
The city invites groups, schools, businesses, and
others to adopt a park, trail, open space, or a particular
area or event in a specific park or trail. The program
is designed to foster citizen awareness, support and
community pride in the City of Henderson’s parks,
trails and open spaces. It also educates the public
about creating and preserving clean and safe parks
and trails for everyone to enjoy. To learn more, visit
cityofhenderson.com (type “adopt a park” in the
search box, then scroll down to locate link) or call
Community Cleanup Trailer
The City of Henderson Commemorative Beautification
Commission has a 20’ enclosed trailer full of
hand tools and supplies available at no cost to
Henderson residents and businesses to use for
neighborhood cleanups and community projects. For
reservations and availability, call 702-267-4027 or visit
cityofhenderson.com, click Contact Henderson, and in
step 1, select Parks and Recreation, then Community
Cleanup Trailer; complete steps 2-4.
Celebrate Life Commemorative
This program provides an opportunity to pay a
long-lasting tribute to an individual or occasion
and beautify your favorite park at the same time.
Benches and tables with plaques and trees without
plaques are available for purchase. Call 702-267-4027
for information or visit cityofhenderson.com (type
“Celebrate Life” in the search box).
Community Pride Award
The Commemorative Beautification Commission presents
the Community Pride Award to recognize individuals and
businesses who have improved the appearance of their
neighborhoods or added to the beauty or cleanliness of
Henderson. The recipient receives an award sign, which
is posted for several months in their yard or business
exterior, to recognize their outstanding efforts. Previous
winners include homeowners who have cleaned up
a neglected yard or common area, or have converted
turf to xeriscape, thereby improving the appearance of
their home or community area. For an entry form, call
702-267-4027 or visit cityofhenderson.com and search
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Trail Maps & Information
Look for trails on the map in the center of this
publication. Visit cityofhenderson.com, then type
“parks and trails” in the search box for additional
maps, information, planning, and construction.
Henderson Trail Watch
Trail Watch is looking for a few good volunteers.
Do you enjoy running, walking, riding a bike, hiking,
riding a horse, or exercising on Henderson trails?
Then why not volunteer your time while doing
something you enjoy? Henderson Trail Watch is a
volunteer group dedicated to promoting safety and
appropriate trail use by providing information and
assistance to trail users, observing and documenting
safety issues requiring attention, and serving as
a positive presence on Henderson trails. Visit
cityofhenderson.com and search “trail watch” for
information and a volunteer services application.
For more information, call 702-267-5707 or email
Four Steps to Trail Watch
1. Complete an application
2. Attend training
3. Hit the trail
4. Report your observations
Connect with the local flora and fauna in your own
backyard. This four-week program explores weather,
animals, insects, birds, water and even camping
basics. The focus is on discovery and creativity.
Location: Whitney Mesa Nature Preserve
AGE DAY TIME DATE COST CODE
5-8 Th 4:00-5:00 pm 03/01-03/22 $25.00 641093-58