Summerlin plays it cool in the pool

Memorial Day weekend signals the start of summer, and for residents of the master-planned community of Summerlin, that means the start of pool season.

Spanning 22,500 acres along the western rim of the Las Vegas Valley, Summerlin is known for its robust outdoor amenities, including two community pools for residents and one large public aquatic facility owned and operated by the city of Las Vegas.

The Trails and The Willows pools are owned, operated and programmed by The Summerlin Council, the nonprofit arm of the Summerlin Community Association, dedicated to the social, recreational, cultural and educational enrichment of residents. Both pools are for the exclusive use of Summerlin residents and their guests.

The Trails pool features lap lanes, a dive tank and wading pool and is home to the Summerlin Seals swim team.

The Willows Pool is a resort-style play pool that features a water slide and beach entrance. Both pools offer the Learn to Swim program for children ages 3 and older.

A third pool, located at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, at 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, is owned and operated by the city of Las Vegas as a public facility. This pool features 25-meter laps crosswise and 100-meter laps lengthwise, two diving boards of varying heights and a shallow play area.

“Summerlin has a long history of providing family-fun activities year-round,” said Danielle Bisterfeldt, marketing director for Summerlin. “Our pools are obviously a big draw during the summer when kids and families are looking for a place to have fun, cool off and meet their neighbors and friends. With three types of pools in Summerlin, including one open to the public, children and adults, regardless of ability, can come out, cool off and enjoy themselves during our warmest months of the year. Summer just isn’t complete without a day at the pool.”

Some Summerlin residents have access to additional Summerlin pools, including a private neighborhood pool in The Mesa village for residents of the Amado neighborhood. Homes in The Mesa are currently under construction and are selling from the high $200,000s to low $400,000s. Eighteen different floor plans offer single-level and two-story homes from 1,850 to 3,050 square feet. Amenities include rooftop decks, optional second master bedroom suites, 9-foot ceilings on both floors and energy-efficient construction.

Summerlin residents should visit for more information on Summerlin’s pools.

Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center pool hours and class schedules are available on the city of Las Vegas website,

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