Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson and staff from the Department of Parks and Recreation Department will host a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 12, to break ground on a new arena and improvements at Horseman's Park, 5800 E. Flamingo Road at Stephanie Street.
Funding for the $5.9 million project was approved in 2017 as part of the County's capital improvement budget. The facility's Flamingo Arena will be rebuilt as part of the project and a shade cover will be added along with bleachers for 600 spectators and lights and sprinklers. Corrals will be redesigned, a new announcer's booth will be built, and accessible walkways will be added. Other improvements include the replacement of the announcer's booth in the main arena, upgrades to the PA system throughout the park, and repavement of the Flamingo Road entry drive.
"Clark County is home to an active equestrian community that relies on Horseman's Park as a venue for hosting large and small events," said Commissioner Gibson, whose County Commission District G includes the facility. "The facility has been part of the Las Vegas Valley for years and we have been working on updates over time. I am glad we can move forward with this new phase of improvements and hope it will allow this great community asset to attract more local, regional and even national events."
Horseman's Park has been a fixture in the Las Vegas Valley since 1971. The property spans 38 acres and includes a lighted main area with a 1,300-seat covered grandstand, eight barns with 320 stalls, livestock pens, multiple practice arenas and cutting pens, roping and bucking chutes, and a 12-bay horse wash rack and public restrooms and showers for event participants. More than 50 events are hosted at the facility each year including rodeos, bucking bulls, team roping, gymkhana, and hunter-jumper shows. The facility also hosts the Las Vegas High School Rodeo Association's annual rodeo events featuring students from Clark County Schools and youth from throughout the state.
Horseman's Park is managed by Equine Event Management. More information about Horseman's Park and other equestrian facilities in Clark County is available on the Department of Parks and Recreation's website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.