Check out some of these options to get your family outside and moving this weekend:
Your local park is an easy to access crowd pleaser. Parks offer a variety of amenities for whatever activity you choose. Check out the Places to Play to locate a park and the listed amenities near you. Also to find a trail near you check out the Neon to Nature website.
Want to try out a guided hike? Explore the scenic White Rock Canyon which leads directly to the Colorado River below Hoover Dam. View Ringbolt Rapids and a well known hot-spring on the Arizona side of the river. This is a moderate six-mile hike. For information and reservations call the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 702-293-8990, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reservations are required on all hikes. Please leave dogs at home.
This Saturday come visit the Las Vegas Farmers Market (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) at Floyd Lamb park to pick up fresh local produce! Also celebrate the Spring Fling this year on the same day at this location from noon to 4 p.m. It will be free community celebration with presentations, amusement rides, farmers’ market, jump houses, music, games, and make-it-and-take-it children’s crafts. Entry to the park will be free. Take your bikes and you can ride on the beautiful trails located at the park. For more information, call 229-8100. Address: 9200 Tule Springs Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89131
All things bikes! If you are looking to start riding bikes, this event might be a great place to start. The City of Henderson’s Bicycle Swap & Rally is the only event of its kind in the Las Vegas Valley. Event will include: Trade or sell gently used bikes of all kinds (road, mountain, time trial, triathlon, etc.) and spare parts, Vendor marketplace for new bicycles, parts & gear, Bike repair workshop & recycling, Safety course, Demonstrations & presentations. Food concessions available for purchase
Come visit the new Whitney Mesa Recreation Area. This beautiful 20-acre open space includes amazing scenery and barbecues, picnic tables, BMX area (under construction), lighted basketball court, covered picnic shelters, open grass area, playground, and walking course. Come take a walk and bring a picnic.
Check out Clark County Wetlands Park (7050 Wetlands Park Lane Las Vegas, NV 89122)
Come see all the new improvements that have been made to this park and experience the outdoors like never before. The 210-acre Nature Preserve trail is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. A favorite for wildlife viewing, the park is open from dawn to dusk. Wonderful walking trails are available! Follow trails along streams and keep your eye out for ponds and plants including willow, cottonwood trees and towering cattails. There are even viewing areas where you can watch birds and other wildlife without disturbing them. Pets aren’t allowed in Nature Preserve but if you did bring Fido, the Duck Creek Trails permit pets as long as they’re on a leash.