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News Release

Henderson To Open Whitney Mesa Recreation Area

March 11, 2013



Henderson, Nev. A grand opening celebration for Whitney Mesa Recreation Area will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. The park is located at 1661 Galleria Dr., behind Whitney Ranch Recreation Center/Aquatic Complex. Mayor Andy Hafen and members of the Henderson City Council will be on hand to officially open and dedicate the park.

The event includes a ceremonial ribbon cutting, activities and tours of the park. A bike valet will be available for residents riding their bikes.

The 20-acre Whitney Mesa Recreation Area features lighted tennis courts, barbecues, picnic shelters, lighted basketball court, open grass area, playground, restrooms, day camp with an archery range and amphitheater, trails, and a walking course. A BMX area remains under construction and will open in summer 2013.

“Whitney Mesa Recreation Area provides much needed neighborhood park amenities while still maintaining and preserving the beauty and integrity of the Whitney Mesa,” said Jacob Snow, Henderson City Manager. “The park also provides excellent connectivity to Whitney Mesa Nature Preserve as well as Whitney Ranch Recreation Center and nearby schools.”

Funding of $14.1 million for Whitney Mesa Recreation Area was received through a grant from the Bureau of Land Management as authorized by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA). The city of Henderson has received more than $238 million in SNPLMA funding over the last decade for parks, trails and open space projects to benefit the community.

For additional information, visit or call (702) 267-4000.




About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Noted by President John F. Kennedy as a “city of destiny,” Henderson celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013, a tribute to the city’s rich history and culture. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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