North Las Vegas Announces Plans for New Park Opening | Public Spaces
North Las Vegas has announced the opening date for its newest park.
The city announced that Craig Ranch Regional Park will open at 9 a.m. Friday, October 25, which is the day the state is celebrating Nevada Day this year.
The park is situated at the corner of Craig Road and North Commerce Street and features a five-acre dog park, community garden plots, a skate park, athletic fields and several playgrounds.
The park was originally a golf course, but the city invested $130 million to transform it into a regional park.
The area is important to the development of southern Nevada. It was settled as a farm in 1905. The farm was taken over by the George Craig family in the 1920s. The family battled the harsh desert conditions to keep it going until it was sold to a developer in the 1960s. The developer turned it into a golf course that ran until 2005.
The City of North Las Vegas bought the land and turned into a park with funds from the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act.
The festivities for Nevada Day will be held between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. They will include food, music, demonstrations at the new playgrounds, garden tutorials, and a surprise celebrity concert at 6 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.