Henderson is ideally located, with recreational activities such as golfing, fishing, skiing, hiking, biking, camping and sight-seeing available year-round. Lake Mead is just a mile from Henderson and consists of 500 miles of shoreline. This lake is the largest manmade lake in the world. Lake Mead offers great opportunities for boating, sailing, jet skiing, fishing, water skiing, camping and windsurfing. Hoover Dam, the largest in the Western Hemisphere, created Lake Mead.
A 45-minute drive north to Mt. Charleston offers residents the opportunity to snow ski from November to April at Lee Canyon. Hiking, camping and other activities can also be enjoyed at Mt. Charleston year-round.
Henderson Parks & Recreation
The City of Henderson, through its nationally acclaimed Parks and Recreation Department, provides residents more parks and recreation facilities per capita than any other community in Southern Nevada. The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is one of only 13 agencies throughout the country to earn both accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (2001 and 2006) and the National Gold Medal for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Administration (1999).
The City has 50 parks covering more than 1,000 acres, including 80 athletic fields, 43 tennis courts, four indoor swimming pools, and seven outdoor swimming pools. Hendersonís extensive trail system includes more than 55 linear miles, with many additional trails under construction. Upon completion, the system will include more than 200 miles of on-street bicycle lanes, shared-use paths and equestrian trails. Henderson also has six recreation centers that host thousands of classes and programs year round for people of all ages. Amenities include racquetball courts, indoor walking tracks, gymnasiums, indoor climbing walls, fitness centers and game rooms.
Active adults can also enjoy the new Heritage Park Senior Facility, a recreation center for ages 50+. It hosts a wide array of programs and activities, wellness screenings, dining program, and excursions.
For additional information about parks, recreation facilities and programs, visit the Parks and Recreation Department Web page or call (702) 267-4000.
The City of Henderson provides a variety of cultural events throughout the entire year. From ArtFest to the Henderson Civic Symphony; Missoula Children's Theatre to Concerts in the Park; and from the Made in Nevada Art Fair to the Annual Shakespeare in the Park; there's something for all ages. The Henderson Pavilion at Liberty Pointe, the largest outdoor amphitheater in Nevada and the first of its kind in Southern Nevada, is the newest venue for cultural performances at reasonable prices. For information on cultural events, please call the Pavilion Box Office at (702) 267-4TIX (4849) or call (702) 267-2171. You can also find information on programs and buy tickets online at Cultural Arts & Tourism Web page.
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
The City of Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is home to hundreds of species of birds, including water fowl, wading, and birds of prey. This showcase facility provides an opportunity to view and learn about birds; to create a habitat for resident, migrating and nesting birds; and to understand the wastewater treatment and ecology process. The Bird Viewing Preserve is located at 2400 B Moser Drive, off Sunset Road east of Boulder Highway. It is open daily for self-guided tours and admission is free. For more information or for group tours, please call (702) 267-4180 or visit the Parks and Recreation Department Bird Viewing Preserve Web page.
Clark County Museum
The Clark County Museum, located at 1830 S. Boulder Highway, takes visitors back through the history of the county. A collection of historic homes, restored to recreate the lifestyles of the important periods in local history. The museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call (702) 455-7955 or visit the museum's Web site.
Henderson is home to an impressive collection of golf courses. Residents can enjoy some of the most scenic and challenging golf courses in Southern Nevada.
Desert Willow Golf Course
2020 West Horizon Ridge Parkway
DragonRidge Country Club
552 S. Stephanie Street
Anthem Country Club
1 Club Side Drive
Black Mountain Golf and Country Club
500 Greenway Road
Legacy Golf Club
130 Par Excellence Drive
The Revere Golf Club at Anthem (2 courses, Concord & Lexington)
2600 Hampton Road
Rio Secco Golf Club
2851 Grand Hills Drive
Tuscany Golf Course
901 Olivia Parkway
Wildhorse Golf Club (Municipal Course)
2100 W. Warm Springs Road