Mountain’s Edge park goes country, plans for festival

Country in the Park, an outdoor music and events festival, returns to Mountain’s Edge May 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, now in its third year, will be held at the 3,500-acre master-planned community’s Exploration Park, located on Buffalo Drive.

The event is free and open to the public. New to the festivities this year is an American Indian tribute performance by the Apache dance troop, The Spirit of the Land. Other new attractions include a bull’s eye gallery and a petting zoo.

Favorites from previous events will return this year and include a Western stunt area, pony rides, Western bounce house, udder relay, hip-a-dee-hops relay, rodeo roper, inflatable mountain, inflatable Western slide, mining for gemstones, mechanical bull, Western obstacle course and live music from local country bands.

“The combination of great music, fun games for everyone and the opportunity to enjoy being outside in our beautiful Exploration Park has made Country in the Park an event members of the community now have circled on their calendars,” said Deonna Stocker, manager of information center operations at the Home Search Café. “From our builders to our residents, everyone is looking forward to another successful event this May.”

Last year’s event drew more than 4,000 visitors and even more are expected this year.

Live music currently scheduled will feature performances from The Patty Janura Band and Tony Marques Band playing throughout the day. There will also be a live broadcast from KWNR-FM, 95.5, which will give tickets away to country concerts to be held this summer.

The park includes grassy areas, volleyball courts, picnic areas and horseshoe pits. It also has trails leading up to the top of Exploration Peak, the city’s first mountain park.

A highlight of Exploration Park is its Western-theme area, which is designed for children and blends the natural elements of the community’s geography and history.

Focus Property Group, master planner of Mountain’s Edge and Providence in northwestern Las Vegas, created the Old West Village with building facades that are climbing structures. Dirt streets line the town square leading to playgrounds that include covered wagon play structures and a replica of a water tower in a splash park that incorporates spray jets.

A series of paseos have been built to wind through community, connecting neighborhoods with parks and recreation areas. With several paseos already complete, the trails integrate the existing desert landscape into paths that are designed to be easily navigable for people of all ages and can be used for walking, running or cycling through the community.

Mountain’s Edge was certified by Robert Charles Lesser & Co., a leading independent real estate advisory firm, as the No.1 master-planned community in the United States.

When fully developed, the community will house four elementary schools, — two of which are already open — two middle schools and a high school. The community is planned to have shopping centers, restaurants and commercial office space.

Home builders with actively selling subdivisions are: Amstar Homes, Beazer Homes, Engle Homes, KB Home, Meritage Homes, Pardee Homes, Phillips Homes, Pulte Homes, Ryland Homes, Toll Brothers, Warmington Homes Nevada and Woodside Homes.

For more information about the community and its neighborhoods, visit the Home Search Café, located at the community’s entrance on Buffalo Drive and Blue Diamond Road, or visit mountainsedge.com.

The Café is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 898-5777 for more information.

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