New pedestrian bridge extends to Summerlin’s trail system


The master-planned community of Summerlin offers residents a variety of amenities. The most popular are the more than 150 miles of trails that weave throughout the community’s many parks and connect neighborhoods, schools and shopping centers. In fact, the community’s trails, ideal for walking, cycling or running, consistently rank in resident surveys as the favorite and most used amenity in Summerlin. On May 28, Summerlin executives, along with two city of Las Vegas council members, marked the extension of the trail with the official ribbon cutting of the Far Hills pedestrian bridge adjacent to the 215 Beltway.

“This isn’t just a Summerlin amenity,” said Tom Warden, senior vice president, Summerlin. “This trail connects residents to the entire valley. This bridge is the newest link to the regional trail system that wraps around the valley, linking Summerlin residents to their neighbors to the north, south and east. Outdoor living is one of the hallmarks of the Summerlin lifestyle and this bridge further enhances our ability to give residents full access to that lifestyle.”

The new Far Hills bridge was built, in part, with support from The Howard Hughes Corporation and the city of Las Vegas. Mayor Pro Tem Stavros S. Anthony and Councilman Bob Beers joined Warden in the ribbon cutting ceremony before heading off by bike to another trail ribbon cutting. The regional trail will ultimately create an interlocking trail system across the entire valley, eventually connecting to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

The bridge, which is in The Arbors village, is decorated with enlarged duplicates of actual Native American petroglyphs found in Southern Nevada and serves as an ode to those who lived in the area hundreds of years ago.

“Everything we build in Summerlin is done with careful thought and intentional detail,” said Julie Cleaver, vice president of planning and design for Summerlin, who also attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. “From the curve of the streets to the layout of the parks, the color of the homes and the connectivity of the trails, everything is designed with great forethought. That’s why this new bridge so clearly compliments the landscape with its color and architectural design.”

Along with part of the valley’s regional trail system, Summerlin’s extensive trail system also includes village trails which are often located in natural arroyos, as well as street-side trails which are set several feet off of the road, are landscaped on both sides and are often as wide as eight feet across. For more information about Summerlin’s amenities and new homes, visit summerlin.com or download the Summerlin new home finding app by searching “Summerlin” in your app store.

 

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