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Park & Trail Reservation Information

Park and Trail Reservation Information

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 or groups may pay to reserve a specific picnic area. All reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. Henderson-based companies and residents may reserve picnic areas up to 180 days prior to the event. Those who wish to use the park are not required to pay for a reservation. However, should a party reserve that particular park area, those who have not paid for a reservation will have to relocate.

For the added safety of our patrons, the city offers an Automated External Defibrillator Loan Program for public use at gatherings and sporting events.

All City of Henderson parks are open to the general public on all federal holidays. No reservations are taken for the observed day. 

To view available parks, download the parks map and matrix or look in Henderson Happenings.

Use of all City of Henderson parks and trails is subject to HMC 2.27.030.

Henderson Municipal Code Chapter 2.27 - Parks and Recreation 
Henderson Municipal Code Chapter 8.84 - Noise Control
 

For a complete list of rules and regulations or for an application for reservation, contact the City of Henderson Public Works, Parks and Recreation Department at 702-267-5707, 9am-5pm. Or email COHParksReservations@cityofhenderson.com. 

Picnic Area Reservation and Rate Schedule

Reservation Hours: 8am-11:30pm
Special events permit: Refer to picnic area reservation procedures.
Only patrons with a reservation may bring outside vendors (including inflatables) into park areas. 
Splash pads are available 9am-8pm, May 1-September 30, but may not be reserved. 

Alcohol permits are $50 and will not be refunded after permit has been mailed. 
Facility type
Rate per hour
Small grassy area* 
(1,000 sq. ft.)
  $10
Medium grassy area* 
(1,001-4,999 sq. ft.)
  $25
Large grassy area* 
(5,000+ sq. ft.)
  $100
Dog parks   $10
Cornerstone Park warming kitchen   $35
Whitney Mesa Recreation Area archery area   $10
* Grass area can only be rented with a picnic area
Facility type
Rate per hour
Whitney Mesa Recreation Area Armijo's Camp Per day, per person
Day use*   $3
Overnight use   $5
* 8-hour maximum between the hours of 6 a.m. and midnight

Prohibited in the parks

  • Fires (permitted in park barbecues only)
  • Fireworks and glass containers
  • Overnight parking and camping
  • Alcoholic beverages, except by special permit
  • Inflatables on grass areas May 1-October 1
  • Horses, ponies or horseback riding (except at Equestrian Park)
  • Trucks, motor vehicles and bicycles on turf or other unauthorized areas
  • Climbing on trees, structures or fences
  • Staking of tents and other devices
  • Motorized scooters
  • Jump houses, tents, etc; must be used in authorized areas only
  • Live bands

Automated External Defibrillator Loan Program

The city offers use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at no cost for those reserving a city facility or park. An AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and is used to treat sudden cardiac arrest. If needed, it can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm.

An event organizer, coach or participant may request an AED when reserving a city facility. Request should be submitted at least three weeks prior to the scheduled public event. Qualified users must be at least 18 years old and complete a 30-minute training class. The event must take place within the city of Henderson and a refundable deposit is required for the return of the device within 24 hours after the event concludes, or the following Monday for weekend events.

For additional information contact the Henderson Fire Department at 702-267-2280. Completed forms should be submitted to Scott.Vivier@cityofhenderson.com. Please do NOT send park reservation requests to the Fire Department. They accept AED requests ONLY.