Submissions Must Exhibit Significant Contribution To Historic Westside Community
The city of Las Vegas and Clark County are looking for nominations for individuals to be recognized in the Historic Westside Legacy Park. Nominations must exhibit that the individual has made a significant contribution to the Historic Westside community through their activism, philanthropy, outreach, education, public impact, partnership, business development, artistic and/or cultural merit, and other efforts in a long term and demonstrable way. The nomination form can be found here: https://cityoflasvegas.link/legacypark. Nominations will be accepted until Sunday, Sept. 20.
This is a joint project between the city of Las Vegas and Clark County. The county is contributing $3.5 million for design and construction of the park, with the city contributing the land, internal costs as well as park maintenance. Ground is expected to be broken at the end of this year.
“This park will honor those who made a lasting impact in our community and paved the way for so many of us,” said Commission Vice Chairman Lawrence Weekly, whose commission District D includes the park. “Please let us know who you think should be in this park. We want to hear about all of those heroes who have come before us.”
The Historic Westside Legacy Park’s mission is to pay homage to community leaders, artists, educators, business persons, philanthropists, activists, and others whose contributions have made a significant, long-lasting impact. The park will feature artist-designed recognition plaques that reflect its past, present and future, as well as public artworks and special artifacts and will be located in the heart of an area known as Enterprise Park, on the southwest corner of Lake Mead and Martin Luther King boulevards.
“We have so many amazing residents from the community who have contributed to the success of our community,” said Ward 5 Councilman Cedric Crear. “I encourage everyone to submit nominations to help ensure the park is a reflection of our community.”
The park concept includes a decorative entry gateway trellis leading to a landscaped walkway lined with historical timeline walls approaching an entry gate. The landscaped park includes theme markers and double sided monument plaque walls honoring those leaders surrounding a Central Park Dedication and Information monument with plaza seating, shade structures, accent paving, lighting and memorial walls.
Nominations will be reviewed and individuals to be recognized will be selected by a Community Advisory Panel, which is comprised of community leaders and historical experts of West Las Vegas that are selected by both the city of Las Vegas and Clark County.