Little Leagues kick off season

Summerlin, a master-planned community that spans the Las Vegas Valley’s western rim, has more than 150 parks, including dozens of baseball fields.

Summerlin North and Summerlin South Little Leagues have started their spring baseball seasons. The leagues offer baseball and tee ball for children ages 4 to 15.

“It’s the 20th season of Little League in Summerlin and we are excited for a terrific spring season,” said Caroline Byerman, Summerlin North Little League information officer.

The Summerlin North Little League got off to a smashing start with 12-year-old Will Martin pitching six innings of no-hit baseball for his Major League Cubs team. He also struck out 10 batters for a win in the league’s season opener at The Trails Park.

“We have been working closely with the Summerlin Council to improve the fields at The Trails during the off season,” Byerman said. “Now we have new warning tracks and the pitching mounds have been rebuilt. We appreciate the support of the council in helping us improve the playing experience for all of our girls and boys.”

The nearly 15-acre Trails park in The Crossing village, features a lighted baseball field and two lighted softball fields, along with a swimming pool with bathhouse, wading pool, children’s playground, meadow area, basketball court and picnic tables.

The Mesa Park, where the Summerlin South Little League teed off its spring season, offers 19 acres to accommodate two traditional Little League baseball fields and a third with stadium-style seating.

“Organized activities like the Summerlin Little Leagues are great examples of how area residents can truly benefit from the careful planning that goes into the design of each neighborhood’s amenities,” said Danielle Bisterfeldt, Summerlin marketing director. “Summerlin children and adults can really enjoy the active lifestyle promoted by The Howard Hughes Corp.’s detailed design of all of the amenities across this community. The multiple parks, miles of trails and preservation of the Red Rock landscape weren’t an accident. When you move to Summerlin, you can’t help but enjoy the desert landscape and man-made parks that blend seamlessly into the neighborhoods.”

Besides the baseball fields, many of Summerlin’s parks offer a variety of amenities, including pools with interactive water features, children’s play areas, tennis courts, tot lots, volleyball courts and covered picnic ramadas.

Other outdoor amenities include the more than 150 miles of walking, jogging and biking trails that meander through the community and lead to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

The community also has nine daily-fee and private golf courses, including two Tournament Player’s Club stadium courses and a Bear’s Best Las Vegas course, which features replications of signature holes from Jack Nicklaus courses throughout the Western United States and Mexico.

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