The public is invited to celebrate National Trails Day today in Summerlin at the Happy Trails Family Fun Run/Walk.
The free 1.6-mile walk begins and ends at Tree Top Park (600 Sagebury Drive). Participants will travel along The Arbors Paseo Park trail system to and from The Arbors Tennis & Play Park (610 Sagebury Drive). A variety of family-friendly games and activities for all ages will be offered at The Arbors Tennis & Play Park, including sack races, a water balloon toss, hula hoop and dance competitions. Activities are planned from 9 to 11 a.m.
For more seasoned athletes, a 9-mile fun run begins at 6 a.m. at The Trails Park (1910 Spring Gate Lane) and travels south along the trail system on Town Center Drive to The Mesa Park (5401 Mesa Park Drive).
It is coordinated by the Summerlin Striders, a Summerlin-based running club. The course starts near the northern border of Summerlin and travels toward the southern edge of the community, showcasing its extensive 150-mile trail system that runs through all developed portions of the community from the north to the south as well as from the east to the west.
Both events are family-friendly activities designed to encourage valley residents to experience Summerlin’s award-winning trail system.
Upon completion, the trail system will be more than 200 miles long and will connect to more than 2,000 miles of regional trails, making it one of the most comprehensive and efficient trail systems in the Southwest.
The Summerlin trail system has been lauded by both local and national organizations. In November 2008, The Howard Hughes Corp., developer of Summerlin, received the American Trails Developer Award at the National Trails Awards Banquet and Symposium in Little Rock, Ark. The award recognizes developers who establish quality, well-designed, multi-use trail systems within private developments. It is the only award of its kind in the nation. In addition, Summerlin’s trails are featured on the cover of the organization’s spring issue of American Trails.
“The Summerlin trail system is the backbone of the community’s outdoor recreational system,” said Tom Warden, senior vice president of community and government relations for The Howard Hughes Corp. “It connects neighborhoods to parks, schools, shopping centers and dozens of other community amenities. Plus it adds interest and beauty to out streetscapes. It is undoubtedly one of Summerlin’s most used and appreciated community amenities.”
The Summerlin trail system includes four types of planned trails: street-side, village, regional and natural. A description of the various trail types and a map of Summerlin’s trail system is available online at summerlin.com, The Trails, The Gardens and The Willows Community centers.
National Trails Day was originally established in 1993 and has grown to include about 3,000 trail-themed events across the country.
For more information on Summerlin’s Happy Trails Day event, visit summerlinadventuredays.com.
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corp., an affiliate of General Growth Properties Inc., Summerlin began to take shape in 1990.
Homes are available in a variety of styles — from single-family homes to townhomes, condominiums and lofts — priced from the upper $100,000s to more than $2 million. Custom home sites in The Ridges are priced from the $500,000s. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s.
For more information, call 888-898-5015 or visit summerlin.com.