Commissioner Weekly to Host Grand Opening of Walnut Park
Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is inviting residents to join him in celebrating the opening of Walnut Park at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26. The new park is located at 3820 Cecile Ave., just west of the existing Walnut Recreation Center near Cheyenne Avenue and Walnut Road.
“Walnut Park is an exciting new addition to the neighborhood,” said Commissioner Weekly, whose District D includes the park. “The park adds much needed green space to the area for kids to play on as well as a walking trail, shade trees and a new playground for younger children.”
The park was built on 4.5 acres of land existing between a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department substation and Clark County School District early childhood development center. The $2.9 million in funding for the project came from Clark County Community Development Block Grant funds.
The park features include multi-use turf, lighting, a restroom, shaded playground, picnic areas and a 1/3 mile perimeter loop trail with exercise equipment stationed along the path. The grand opening celebration will feature water games and other activities. To find out about other events under way in District D, residents can sign up to receive a free email newsletter via the County’s website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov. ###
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-qualityservice with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark County is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.