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Clark County Contributing to New North Las Vegas Park

The city of North Las Vegas is thanking the Clark County Commission for its decision to allot money to the new Craig Ranch Regional Park.

The commission voted this week to allocate $6.5 million to build an amphitheater and a pond at the park, which is set to open Oct. 25.

The county decided to provide money to the park because it is considered significant for the whole region.

The amphitheater will be home to outdoor performances that will highlight the spectacular view.

“North Las Vegas is very grateful to Commissioner Lawrence Weekly for his leadership to secure this funding for the amphitheater,” Mayor John J. Lee said. “We are thankful for the unanimous support of our entire County Commission."

The park is on the corner of Craig Road and North Commerce Street. It will feature a five-acre dog park, community garden plots, a skate park and several playgrounds.

North Las Vegas Announces Plans for New Park Opening

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.

Walnut Park Opening Celebration Set for Wednesday

County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is inviting the community to the grand opening of Walnut Park.

The celebration will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The park is at 3820 Cecile Avenue, just west of the Walnut Recreation Center near Cheyenne Avenue and Walnut Road.

The park features a shaded playground area, picnic areas, and a perimeter loop with exercise stations along the path. There is also an open lawn area available for multiple uses.

“Walnut Park is an exciting new addition to the neighborhood,” said Commissioner Weekly, whose District D includes the park. “The park adds much needed green space to the area for kids to play on as well as a walking trail, shade trees and a new playground for younger children.”  

The park sits between a Metro Police substation and the Clark County School District’s early childhood development center.

Neighborhood Cleanup at Local Park Saturday

Neighborhood Cleanup at Local Park Saturday


A neighborhood cleanup project will take place in North Las Vegas on Saturday morning.

Project Skyline, a community partnership with the College of Southern Nevada and LUNAS Recycling, will work with city representatives to clean up a neighborhood in need.

This year, Project Skyline will focus on the area around Joe Kneip Park, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers will meet at the park at 2800 Judson Ave. There is no minimum age, so families are encouraged to bring their children to join in and have fun while helping the neighborhood. The event also features free food and music.

Register to volunteer by calling 651-4698 or send an email to csnserves@csn.edu.

For more information, call North Las Vegas Outreach Coordinator Kathi Thomas-Gibson at 633-5632.

City, Base Personnel to Lead Cleanup Event

City, Base Personnel to Lead Cleanup Event

The City of North Las Vegas and Nellis Air Force Base active duty personnel are leading a community cleanup to clear out dumping areas and debris near the base grounds.

The cleanup starts at 8 a.m. Sunday. The group will work on an area bounded by East El Campo Grande Avenue, Linn Lane and North Sloan Lane, just outside the base’s main gate. This area has been a much-used dump site and is littered with broken glass and garbage.

Neighborhood stability and blight avoidance are the purposes of the cleanup. To join the effort, contact North Las Vegas Outreach Coordinator Kathi Thomas-Gibson at 633-5632. 

NLV City Hall Named Public Works Project of the Year

NLV City Hall Named Public Works Project of the Year


The controversial new city hall in North Las Vegas has been named the Public Works Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association.

The North Las Vegas City Hall and Civic Plaza at 2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North opened in November last year. The 210,000 square-foot building brought most city services under one roof.

Criteria for the award included construction management, on-schedule completion, safety performance, community relations, environmental protection, quality control and money management. The project was originally budgeted at $142 million. It was finished for $21 million under budget.

Critics have said the city should not have spent the money on a new city hall while the city was in financial trouble.