Summerlin kids rush into spring during event

Hundreds of Summerlin residents attended the 17th annual Summerlin Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza April 16 at The Trails Park.

The annual spring event featured a variety of activities for all ages, including a candy and egg hunt, train ride, petting zoo, bounce house and visits from several characters, such as Mr. Bunny and the community’s beloved mascot, Summerlin Sam. Face painters and balloon artists also contributed to the festive atmosphere of the event.

The Summerlin Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza was planned exclusively for Summerlin residents by The Summerlin Council, the nonprofit arm of the Summerlin Community Association dedicated to the social, recreational, cultural and educational programming of the community.

According to Tom Warden, senior vice president of community and government relations for The Howard Hughes Corp., developer of Summerlin, the community leads the local market in terms of resident programming.

“Hundreds of events, classes, camps and programs are organized for residents every year by The Howard Hughes Corp., Summerlin and The Summerlin Council,” he said. “Summerlin’s programming rivals that of city, county and government entities. There isn’t another master-planned community in Southern Nevada that plans more activities for its residents than Summerlin.

Many of Summerlin’s annual events are focused around seasonal celebrations and holidays, such as the Egg Hunt Eggtravaganza.

Other annual resident events planned by The Summerlin Council include The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade, Snow Day, Summerlin Circus, Hometown Holidays and the Summerlin Pumpkin Festival.

“These events are annual traditions for thousands of Summerlin families who enjoy celebrating the seasons together,” Warden said.

“They’re fun, interactive and memorable for residents of all ages. It’s just one other perk of living in Summerlin.”

Summerlin is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a yearlong celebration that commenced in May.

The community began to take shape in 1990.

Over the last decade, national and regional studies have ranked it in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities.

The community is located along the western rim of the Las Vegas Valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with about 7,500 acres still remaining to accommodate future growth within the master plan.

The community is currently home to nearly 100,000 residents.

Summerlin is known for it amenities. Some of them include more than 150 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of the Summerlin Trail System, 26 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and more than three dozen actively selling floor plans.

Homes are available in a variety of styles — from single-family homes to townhomes, condominiums and lofts — priced from the mid-$100,000s to more than $1 million.

Custom homesites in The Ridges are priced from the $500,000s.

Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $800s.

For more information on Summerlin or for a schedule of this year’s community’s events, visit, call 702-791-4500 or find Summerlin on Facebook.

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