Community Park opens near Wet 'n' Wild, school


Summerlin’s newest family park, Community Park, at 7025 S. Fort Apache Road sits between the new Wet ‘n’ Wild water park and the top-ranked Faiss Middle School.

Community Park, which is open to the public, offers reserved parking spaces in the adjacent water park lot. The park, designed and built through a mutual agreement between Clark County and The Howard Hughes Corp., developer of Summerlin, Community features three picnic ramadas, a wide grassy area for free play and two shaded play structures featuring multiple bridges and slides.

The park’s main building was inspired by the ridgeline of the nearby Spring Mountains and the mining activities that took place in the area years ago.

“Constructed from highly durable materials blended in a rugged contemporary theme, the park’s main building is designed to blend with the surrounding hills while minimizing operations and maintenance costs,” said Julie Cleaver, vice president of planning and design for Summerlin. “The environmentally relevant and sustainable materials used in the park structures also create authenticity of design — a hallmark of Summerlin development.”

Besides the main building, Clark County has approved plans for a 25,000-square-foot aquatic center on the site. Once complete, it will include a Junior Olympics-size pool and an aerobic pool. The building’s design will continue the mining camp theme with corrugated metal roofing and “mine shaft” towers. A construction date has not yet been set.

Community Park joins the more than 150 neighborhood parks already spread across the 22,500 acre master-planned community.

For more information about Summerlin’s amenities and to learn about the community’s newest homes in development, visit www.summerlin.com, or download the free new-home finder applications by searching “Summerlin” in your smartphone app store.

Summerlin began to take shape in 1990. For nearly two decades, national and regional research firms have ranked it in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities.

Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas Valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with about 6,600 acres still remaining to accommodate future growth within the master plan. The community is home to more than 100,000 residents.

Amenities include more than 150 miles of trails, 26 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and more than three dozen actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles, from single-family homes to townhomes, condominiums and lofts, and are priced from the $200,000s to more than $1 million.

Custom-home sites in The Ridges are priced from the high $200,000s. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $800s.

 

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