The latest addition to the Mountain’s Edge master-planned community will be the new Nathaniel Jones Park. The 20-acre park follows the community’s philosophy to offer outdoor recreation with a commitment to protecting the environment.
Construction crews will break ground in October with substantial completion scheduled for fall 2011.
“We’re excited to add more recreational space and lifestyle amenities for residents,” said Larry Bross, executive vice president of development for Focus Property Group, developer of Mountain’s Edge.
Located in the northwestern part of Mountain’s Edge, the park will include a lighted basketball court, tot lot with shade structure, children’s water play area with splash pad, turf areas, walking trails and shade structures.
According to Bross, Mountain’s Edge is the first master planned-community in Southern Nevada to embrace drought resistant measures from inception. The plants, shrubs, trees and ground covering are all drought tolerant, requiring minimal water to thrive, while still providing large shrub massing and color.
To honoring early Las Vegas Valley pioneers, the park is named for the supervisor of one of the region’s first large-scale projects. Nathaniel Jones was sent by Brigham Young to oversee a mining operation in conjunction with the creation of a nearby Mormon outpost and fort in 1855.
Two upcoming Discovery Days events will be held at Exploration Park.
The Fourth Annual Family Fur and Fun Festival takes place Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the free event focuses on education for the family and leashed pets. For information, visit familyfurnandfun.com.
The American Heart Association’s 2010 Las Vegas Start! Heart 5K Walk/Run will be held Oct. 16. The event promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a family environment. Opening ceremonies begin at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K Run and 5K Walk. Visit lasvegasheartwalk.org for registration and information.
Builders include: Amstar Homes, Beazer Homes, Camden Homes, Discovery Homes, Harmony Homes, KB Home, Lennar, Meritage Homes, Pardee Homes, Pulte Homes, Richmond American Homes, Ryland Homes, StoryBook Homes, and Woodside Homes. Many are offering incentives and coincide with the Mountain’s Edge Discovery Days campaign promoting builders’ incentives and several nonprofit organizations’ community-wide events.
For more information, visit the Mountain’s Edge New Home Information Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 9275 S. Buffalo Drive (corner of Buffalo and Blue Diamond Road), call 898-5777 or visit mountainsedge.com.