General park questions: 702-267-4050 | General trail and Outdoor Recreation questions: 702-267-4050 | Park hours: Daily from 6am-midnight
PARKS & TRAILS
Reservation hours: 8am-11:30pm | Trail hours: Daily from 5am-11pm (unlit trails are dawn to dusk) | For a complete list of parks and amenities, see this issue’s Facility, Park & Trail Guide
Pets in the Parks
Pets are welcome in the parks, but they must be leashed
at all times and are not allowed on the splash pads.
Owners must clean up after their pets. We have a number
of designated dog parks where dogs can run free and
socialize. To find locations near you, refer to this issue’s
Facility, Park & Trail Guide. Pets are not permitted at the
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.
Splash pad features are open May 1 through Sept. 30.
For locations near you, refer to this issue’s Facility,
Park & Trail Guide.
PARK & PICNIC
The Following Require Reservations:
• Designated picnic areas
• Use of inflatables, tents, etc. (in authorized areas only)
• Use of alcoholic beverages (requires a special permit)
• Grassy areas (requires approval)
• Special events for over 400 attendees (requires a permit)
• Any event with over 50 attendees (requires a permit)
Park, Picnic & Whitney Mesa Camp
Picnic areas (with a few exceptions) are available to all
citizens on a first-come, first-served basis unless the
area has been reserved through our reservation system.
Individuals and groups may pay to reserve a specific
picnic area. Signs are posted at the picnic area to let
others know it is reserved. All reservations must be made
at least two weeks in advance of the event; Henderson-based
companies and residents may reserve picnic areas
up to 180 days in advance. Non-residents may reserve
picnic areas 90 days in advance. For a complete list of
rules and regulations or an application for reservation,
call 702-267-5707, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday. Or download
the reservation form at cityofhenderson.com (type
“reservation” in the search box). Splash pads may not
be reserved. Please note that the city does not provide
power. To view our refund policy, visit cityofhenderson.
com and search “refund.”
Adopt a Park
The city invites groups, schools, businesses, and others
to adopt a park, trail, open space, or a particular area or
event in a specific park or trail. The program is designed
to foster citizen awareness, support and community pride
in the City of Henderson’s parks, trails and open spaces.
It also educates the public about creating and preserving
clean and safe parks and trails for everyone to enjoy. To
learn more, visit cityofhenderson.com, search “adopt a
park” and then scroll down to locate the link, email rayna.
email@example.com or call 702-267-4027.
This program provides an opportunity to pay a long-lasting
tribute to an individual or occasion and beautify
your favorite park at the same time. Benches and tables
with plaques and trees without plaques are available
for purchase. Call 702-267-4027 for information or visit
cityofhenderson.com and search “Celebrate Life.”
Christmas Tree Recycling
Dec. 26-Jan. 22
Bring your fresh tree (no artificial or flocked trees) to
one of the following locations for recycling:
Acacia Park, 50 Casa del Fuego St.
Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Dr.
Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.
Capriola Park, 2155 Via Firenze
Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Dr.
Morrell Park, 500 Harris St.
Pecos Legacy Park, 150 Pecos Rd.
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
Tree mulch is placed around city park trees to provide
nutrients, limit weed growth and limit mechanical
damage to trunks. We encourage you to use mulch
under your trees too. Free mulch is available at Pecos
Legacy Park and Acacia Demonstration Gardens. Bring
your own shovel and container.
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Community Cleanup Trailer
The City of Henderson Commemorative Beautification
Commission has a 20’ enclosed trailer full of hand
tools and supplies available at no cost to Henderson
residents and businesses to use for neighborhood
cleanups and community projects. For reservations and
availability, call 702-267-4027 or visit cityofhenderson.
com and search “Parks and Recreation Volunteers.”
Community Pride Award
The Commemorative Beautification Commission presents
the Community Pride Award to recognize individuals and
businesses who have improved the appearance of their
neighborhoods or added to the beauty or cleanliness of
Henderson. The recipient receives an award sign, which
is posted for several months in their yard or business
exterior, to recognize their outstanding efforts. Previous
winners include homeowners who have cleaned up a
neglected yard or common area or have converted turf
to xeriscape. For an entry form, call 702-267-4027 or visit
cityofhenderson.com and search “Community Pride.”
TRAILS & HIKING
Trail Maps & Information
Look for trails in this issue’s Park, Facility and Trail
Guide or visit cityofhenderson.com/trails for our
interactive trails map.
Henderson Trail Watch
Trail Watch is looking for a few good volunteers. Do you
enjoy running, walking, riding a bike, hiking, riding a
horse, or exercising on Henderson trails? Then why not
volunteer your time while doing something you enjoy?
Henderson Trail Watch is a volunteer group dedicated to
promoting safety and appropriate trail use by providing
information and assistance to trail users, observing
and documenting safety issues requiring attention, and
serving as a positive presence on Henderson trails.
Visit cityofhenderson.com/TrailWatch for information
and a volunteer services application. For more
information, call 702-267-5707 or email COHTrailWatch@
Four Steps to Trail Watch
1. Complete an application
2. Attend training
3. Hit the trail
4. Report your observations