Commissioner Tick Segerblom broke ground on a one-acre Nature Play Corner that expands Wetlands Neighborhood Park at Clark County Wetlands Park.
Work will include a meandering trail that leads through nature-themed play structures including a giant bird’s nest, log tunnel, grinding rock, spider web climber, and musical flowers to encourage discovery and free play.
The project also includes four interpretive signs to be installed at the Nature Play Center. An additional 17 interpretive signs and 20 wayfinding signs will be erected in the Clark County Wetlands Park Nature Preserve.
“Clark County’s Wetlands Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife,” said Commissioner Segerblom. “This expansion will help our community better understand the importance of this jewel and provide more opportunities for families to enjoy nature just minutes away from the city.”
At 2,900 acres, Clark County Wetlands Park is one of the largest urban wetlands in the Southwest and serves as a popular destination for hikers and bird watchers. More than 300 species of birds and 70 species of mammals and reptiles have been spotted in the park, including beavers, coyotes, bobcats, and snakes. The park features more than 20 miles of trails, including six miles within the Nature Preserve. The telephone number for Clark County Wetlands Park is (702) 455-7522. Nature Center Auditorium and Restrooms are open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The Nature Store is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Picnic Café, and Exhibit Hall are currently closed. Outdoor hours in the park are dawn to dusk. It is recommended that visitors wear sunscreen, hats with a wide brim, sturdy closed-toe shoes, and bring plenty of water when walking the trails.
Information about the park is available at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/WetlandsPark. You also can like Clark County Wetlands Park on Facebook and follow the park on Twitter and Instagram @CCWetlandsPark.