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Henderson to break ground on new park

Updated September 27, 2022 - 5:22 pm

A new park is coming to Henderson with what city officials dubbed as the municipality’s first-ever community garden.

Drake Street Park is planned for 405 Drake Street, where the Henderson Mayor Debra March and community partners will break ground ground on the 3.5-acre lot at 9 a.m. Wednesday for its 70th city park.

The first phase of construction, expected to be completed early next year, includes building a community garden with more than 100 garden beds and a fruit tree trail.

The city partnered with Garden Farms of Nevada, which operates the nonprofit Garden Farm Foundation, and will host classes at a shaded outdoor classroom.

Plans for the second phase of construction were not concrete, but could include amenities such as a playground, splash pad, open turf areas, restrooms, shade and other neighborhood park amenities.

Drake Street Park is part of Henderson’s commitment to providing residents a park within a 10-minute walk.

Contact Jimmy Romo at jromo@reviewjournal.com or call 702-383-0350. Follow @jimi_writes on Twitter.

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