Henderson to Host Two Car-Free Street Celebrations in 2014
Henderson Stroll ‘n Roll scheduled for April and November
March 05, 2014
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The city of Henderson announced plans to host two Henderson Stroll ‘n Roll events in 2014. The car-free street festivals, which are modeled after the world-famous Ciclovia in Bogotá, Columbia, are scheduled for Saturday, April 12 and Saturday, November 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., along Paseo Verde Parkway, from Valle Verde Drive to the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy. Both events are free.
Henderson Stroll ‘n Roll, the only event of its kind in the state of Nevada, transforms city blocks into a commuter-friendly neighborhood. With the southbound lanes of Paseo Verde Parkway temporarily closed to motorized traffic, residents can use alternative transportation, such as bikes, skates, or scooters, to move, explore and play in the streets.
“It’s not every day you’re told you can play in the streets,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “Henderson Stroll ‘n Roll allows citizens to do just that. We close a 1-mile stretch of Paseo Verde Parkway so that everyone can enjoy a car-free way to play, exercise, and have fun.”
People of all ages will travel from park to park on two feet or two wheels via the closed roadway to enjoy a variety of activities. Entertainment zones will be located at Paseo Verde Park, Discovery Park and the Henderson Multigenerational Center, and each will feature a variety of interactive demonstrations, free exercise classes, food trucks, and children’s activities.
This year’s Henderson Stroll ‘n Roll events aren’t the first for Henderson. In November 2013, the city hosted the inaugural Henderson Stroll ‘n Roll in the same area. It was a success with more than 5,000 people attending the event.
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