Nominations For Historic Westside Legacy Park Honorees Now Open

Nominations are now open for honorees to be added to the Historic Westside Legacy Park, and the public is invited to submit their selections online.

 

Earlier this year, the names of 36 leaders and icons of the Historic Westside were selected for recognition within the new Legacy Park, currently under construction at 1600 Mount Mariah Drive.

 

The park is a partnership between the city of Las Vegas and Clark County, and is scheduled to open in December, complete with the stories of the 36 leaders that were selected this year. Nominations are open through Dec. 19, 2021, for additional leaders who will be part of the 2022 honorees at the park.

 

“I am delighted to have a part in memorializing these iconic leaders at the Historic Westside Legacy Park,” Ward 5 Councilman Cedric Crear said. “I look forward to being able to stroll through this park soon, to experience the history of the Westside and remember all who have paved the way for future generations in the community.”   

 

“The city and Clark County worked together to make this park a reality and it is my honor to help recognize and celebrate the great community leaders who will be memorialized in the Historic Westside Legacy Park,” County Commissioner William McCurdy II said. “I encourage everyone to visit the park as soon as it opens to learn about the trailblazers and leaders whose shoulders we all stand upon.”

 

The 2022 honorees are scheduled to be announced at the annual African American Trailblazer Awards at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., in the second-floor Council Chambers.

 

Legacy Park honorees are chosen by a committee made up of Historic Westside community members.

 

For more information about Legacy Park, visit the park’s page on the city of Las Vegas website.

 

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