May 2012

Top Ten Takeaways from our April Neighborhood Leadership Forum

We're proud to report that our April forum was a resounding success! The event, entitled "A Guide to the Summer Season”, featured presentations by Henderson Fire Chief Steven Goble, Communications and Marketing Supervisor Kim Becker and Urban Forester Lisa Ortega. 

For those of you who couldn't attend, or maybe just need a little reminder, we've compiled a list of the top ten takeaways:

1.   1.  Pool Safety- Simple rules to be safe around water: The ABC & D’s of Drowning Prevention

  • A is for: Adult Supervision

  • B is for: Barriers (for your pools)

  • C is for : Classes (swim lessons and CPR)

  • D is for: Devices (PFDs/life jackets and rescue tools)

View more drowning prevention tips here.


1.  2.  Firework Safety during the 4th of July celebration- Homeowner preparations, firework safety tips and information on illegal fireworks.


2.   3. Check Your Seats in the Heat Campaign - Remember never to leave your kids or animals unattended in a parked car. The Fire Department recommends tying a reminder ribbon inside your car so you’ll remember to check your backseat.

1.     4. Learn to Swim classes for children, teens and adults are offered through the Parks and Recreation Department.  For a full list of classes, take a look at the Henderson Happenings brochure.

5. Summer Camps available through the Parks and Recreation Department, these camps are offered for children ages 5-12 and teens ages 12-15. They are designed to entertain and enrich Henderson youth when school is not in session. 

6. Senior Services Heritage Park Senior Facility and Downtown Senior Center. There are a variety of activities, wellness services, classes and nutrition program for residents’ ages 50 years and up.

7. Splash Pads/ Pools- Seasonal pools and splash pads are offered Memorial Day through Labor Day.

8. Park and Picnic Reservations- Need a place to hold a special event, birthday party or a summer barbeque? Individuals and groups may pay to reserve a specific picnic area. To make a reservation you may call (702) 267-5707.

9.       Landscape care -

  • Learn proper techniques to prune trees and shrubs.

  • Turf Care: Do not fertilize in the summer. Fertilize in May and early December.  Treat nuisance weeds with pre-emergent spray in the months of March and September.

  • Plan for the right tree at the right place. Know what the mature height and size of the tree will be by knowing the branch spread, trunk diameter and tree shape.

For more information on the regional plant list, tree selection, pruning, and other horticulture information please visit Southern Nevada Arborist Group  and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.


10. Alert ID - AlertID uses the newest online technology to create instant, two-way communication between citizens and federal, state and local authorities. This information focuses on crime, terrorism and natural disasters that can threaten the safety of your family and community. This service is entirely FREE. For more information, you may contact Sharon Traver at (702)433-4337.


The City of Henderson is committed to providing resources to make your summer safer and more enjoyable. For more information on any of the above mentioned items, feel free to contact our panelists:   

Kim Becker, Parks & Recreation Department

(702) 267-4000


Chief Steven Goble, Henderson Fire Department

(702) 267-2211


Lisa Ortega, Parks & Recreation Department

(702) 267-4000


Also, a big thank you to First Choice Tree Service for providing two $125 gift certificates!


 We look forward to seeing you at our next forum in August!





Henderson Pavilion Concerts & Events

The Henderson Pavilion will host a number of concerts in the next few months. Please expect a higher volume of traffic around the venue and surrounding areas including Green Valley Parkway and Paseo Verde Parkway. Slight delays may occur during the following dates and times:

May 18-19, 7pm-11pm - The Phantom of the Opera                         

June 1, 6am-1pm - Roseman University Graduation             

June 1, 7pm-11pm - Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times              


For more information, visit or call the Cultural Arts & Tourism Department at (702) 267-2171.




Mark Your Calendars for Southern Nevada's first



June 21, 2012

4:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

 Henderson Events Plaza

View the flier



Think this sign would look great in your neighborhood?

So does the HPD!


Work with your neighbors to set up a neighborhood watch and signs can be installed in your neighborhood.

Call 267-5100 for more information on the neighborhood watch program.

Call 267-2000 to request a Community Relations Officer to speak to your group about setting up a neighborhood watch in your neighborhood.



Officers from our Community Relations Unit (CRU) are available to attend your HOA board meetings and help you set up a Neighborhood Watch. If your neighborhood is experiencing any problems, they can discuss various crime prevention strategies that can be implemented.

Call (702) 267-5100 for more information.


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Barbara Geach, Manager of Neighborhood Relations

City of Henderson
Neighborhood Services
(702) 267-2000

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