Mountain’s Edge Regional Park Groundbreaking on Tuesday
County officials will mark the official start of construction of the Mountain’s Edge Regional Park with a groundbreaking ceremony 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the future park site at 7929 Mountain’s Edge Parkway, between Buffalo and Durango drives.
“The Mountain’s Edge Regional Park will be another jewel of our park system, providing our citizens a safe, clean and fun place to relax and play,” said Commissioner Susan Brager, whose commission district includes the park.
"This is an exciting development for Mountain's Edge and the surrounding area," Commission Chair Steve Sisolak said. "The residents and I are really looking forward to the opening of the playgrounds, picnic facilities, walking trails and all the other amenities. And this is just the start. I think this regional park will eventually become one of the most popular parks in all of Southern Nevada."
The Mountain’s Edge Regional Park is planned to primarily serve residents within a 5-mile radius, which includes the Mountain’s Edge, Southern Highlands and Rhodes Ranch communities. Commissioner Brager and Chairman Sisolak represent the residents in the nearby communities and together worked with Nevada’s congressional delegation to obtain $8 million in Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act funding to build the first phase of this regional park. Phase one is expected to take about a year to complete and will include 1.5 miles of paved, ADA-accessible walking trails with several rest stops and about 15 acres of playgrounds, parking, open grass play areas, benches, picnic facilities, shade structures, security lighting and a restroom. The trail will connect to the regional trail system via the existing path along Mountain’s Edge Parkway. Additionally, this project is one mile from a planned portion of the Vegas Valley Rim Trail and its associated trail system. Such trails can be popular with residents. Sunset Park, a regional facility about 10 miles to the east at the corner of Eastern and Sunset, provides one such popular walking path, where it is one of the primary uses of the park. The Mountain’s Edge trail seeks to duplicate that experience for nearby residents.
The regional park site consists of a total of 220 acres that will be developed as funding becomes available. Subsequent phases are expected to include a recreational center, cultural center, skate park, performing arts amphitheater, festival area, multi-use sports fields, practice softball and baseball fields, a playground and spray feature and enhanced picnic amenities with additional parking facilities.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 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.