Parks renamed to honor Las Vegas councilman, Nevada Supreme Court justice

Residents who use the Las Vegas city parks system have some new names to learn.

Beginning today Freedom Park at 850 N. Mojave Road will be known as Gary Reese Freedom Park.

It’s the second park renaming this month, following the Nov. 20 dedication of Justice Myron E. Leavitt and Jaycee Community Park at 2100 E. St. Louis Ave.

Both parks are in council Ward 3, represented by Councilman Bob Coffin.

Gary Reese Freedom Park was chosen to honor former Ward 3 Councilman Gary Reese. The 69-acre park is home to Big League Dreams Sports Park, the Carlos L. Martinez and Darrio J. Hall Family Pool, a skate park, playgrounds, picnic areas, horseshoe courts and a fitness center.

The new namesake for Jaycee Park, Myron E. Leavitt, was a chief justice of the Nevada Supreme Court and frequent visitor to the park, where he coached football.

The Leavitt park was built in 1966 in large part because of support from the Jaycees, a leadership training organization for young people.

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