Inside This Issue
A Message to You 2
General Information 3
Citywide Events 4
RECREATION CENTER CLASSES
Black Mountain Recreation Center 9
Downtown Recreation Center 15
Downtown Senior Center 16
Henderson Multigenerational Center 19
Heritage Park 50+ Recreation Center 31
Silver Springs Recreation Center 39
Valley View Recreation Center 44
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center 48
NEWS FROM THE CITY 54
FACILITY, PARK & TRAIL GUIDE 55
Youth Enrichment 80
Parks & Outdoor Recreation 84
Bird Viewing Preserve 94
Therapeutic Recreation &
Inclusion Services 95
Workshops & Excursions 97
Henderson Convention Center 102
Henderson Events Plaza 103
Henderson Pavilion 104
Healthy Henderson 105
City Hall Services 108
Neighborhood Services 109
Safety Services 110
Registration Information 111
Your Guide to Fun!
Henderson Happenings features hundreds of programs and events offered by the City of Henderson
for you, your family and your friends to enjoy. For your convenience, there are three easy ways to
register for Parks and Recreation programs—online, by mail, and in person at any recreation center.
Registration begins at 6:00 a.m. on Dec. 19 and is ongoing until classes fill. We recommend that you
register early because some programs fill very quickly, while others may be canceled if minimum
enrollment is not met. Tickets for events hosted at the Henderson Pavilion can be purchased at
HendersonPavilion.com or by phone at 702-267-4TIX (4849).
About the Cover
Welcome Station 91
On August 10, 2017, Henderson Fire celebrated 75 years as an organized fire department.
Originally placed into service in 1942 to protect the Basic Magnesium, Inc. plant, it went on to become
the Henderson Fire Department with the city’s incorporation in 1953. In 1953, the Henderson Fire
Department served the new city’s 7,410 residents throughout its 13 square miles.
In 2017, the Henderson Fire Department has grown to service over 302,000 residents and responds
to more than 30,000 calls for service annually, from ten fire stations strategically located throughout
the city’s 105.5 square miles. In the past five years, there has been a 25.9 percent increase in calls
for service. Emergency Medical Service (EMS) calls reached over 22,000 in 2016 and represent the
highest number of requests for service at 72.4 percent of total calls.
To accommodate the growing demands of calls for service, the Henderson Fire Department opened
its tenth fire station on November 13, 2017. Fire Station 91 serves the residents of Inspirada, Madeira
Canyon and Anthem Highlands. Fire Station 91 is perfectly situated and carefully designed to put
people and residents first. The 10,988 square foot building was sustainably constructed to pursue
LEED certification. It has three apparatus bays, training facilities and accommodations for firefighters
staffing the station 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fire Station 91 was designed by Carpenter
Sellers Del Gatto Architects and was built by CORE Construction. Inspirada Builders, LLC donated
the 3.42 acre site located at 2901 Democracy Dr. and provided over $6.5 million toward the cost of
construction and equipment.
As America’s premier community, providing quality public safety services and programs is a priority for
the City of Henderson. The Henderson Fire Department is triple accredited, maintaining accreditation
through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), the Commission on Accreditation
of Ambulance Services (CAAS), and the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).
The Henderson Fire Department is the only triple accredited fire department in the nation.
Fire Station 91