Aliante hosts pet event to benefit Lied facility

The Aliante master-planned community will host Trails & Tails, an event to benefit the Lied Animal Shelter April 21 at the development’s Nature Discovery Park.

Highlights of the event will include a 1-mile doggie stroll beginning at 8 a.m. and a 5K run that starts at 8:30 a.m.

After the races, Lied Animal Shelter will hold a pet adoption. Dogs representing a variety of breeds and ages will be brought from the shelter and be available (on a first-come, first-served basis) to people who would like to participate in the doggie stroll, but do not have a dog.

Those who decide to adopt a dog can bring their pet home the same day. All adoptable dogs from the shelter are spayed and neutered, micro-chipped and current on their shots for the next year.

The races will begin in Nature Discovery Park, 2627 Nature Park Drive, just south of the intersection of Interstate 215, the Las Vegas Beltway, and Aliante Parkway. The 5-K Run will use the Aliante Trail System, and the doggie stroll be held in the 20-acre Nature Discovery Park. In the 5-K Run, overall male and female awards will be presented, as well as first, second and third place in each age division. The Doggie Stroll will be non-competitive.

An entry fee of $15 will be charged for the 5-K Run and doggie stroll. Late entries will be charged $30.

Two-legged participants will receive T-shirts and goodie bags, while four-legged participants will receive bandanas. All net proceeds will be donated to the Lied Animal Shelter. Participants will also be entered in drawings for prizes.

For registration information visit the Aliante Information Gallery, or go to and click on Individual Sports then type Trails & Tails in the Find an Event bar.

To reach the Aliante Information Gallery take U.S. Highway 95 to the Las Vegas Beltway. Head east on the Beltway and exit at Aliante Parkway, then proceed south to 2600 Nature Park Drive. Information can also be obtained by calling 866-787-2951. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Dan Naef, senior vice president of North Valley Enterprises, developer of Aliante, said over the past four years, the community’s Trails & Tails event has raised many thousands of dollars for Lied Animal Shelter and resulted in the adoption of many dogs.

“We have been thrilled with the response to our past Trails & Tails events and once again, we are inviting Southern Nevada to come out and enjoy a day of fun at Nature Discovery Park, in support of a very worthwhile cause,” Naef said. “Lied Animal Shelter is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned pets and they need the continued support of our community.”

Encompassing more than 1,900 acres, Aliante consists of a Primary Village and an Active Adult Village, which will collectively have as many as 7,500 homes, with an anticipated population of about 20,000.

Home builders at Aliante include Astoria Homes, KB Home, Lennar, Pardee Homes and Pulte Homes.

In addition, Del Webb is building the age-qualified Sun City Aliante community. Homes prices range from the high $100,000s to the high $600,000s.

As many as 428 acres in Aliante are designated for recreational and public purposes including the Aliante Golf Club, the 20-acre Nature Discovery Park, Deer Springs Park, Aviary Park, more than 24 miles of lighted concrete trails and linear parks and an arroyo.

Proposed plans for Aliante include two elementary schools and a middle school, all of which would be built by the Clark County School District. The community’s first school, the Theron H. and Naomi D. Goynes Elementary School, opened in August 2005.

A new fire station was opened in April 2004, and the Aliante Library, adjacent to the Nature Discovery Park, opened in May 2006.

Ground was broken during the first quarter of 2007 for the Aliante Station hotel and casino, which will bring even more dining and entertainment attractions to the community.

The resort will be located on a 40-acre parcel at the northeast corner of I-215 and Aliante Parkway.

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