Sunset Park, Las Vegas

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Sunset Regional Park
Sunset park lake.JPG
TypePublic
Location2601 East Sunset Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
Opened1967
Administered byClark County Parks & Recreation
Website http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks

Sunset Regional Park, one of the largest parks in Las Vegas, is located near McCarran International Airport in the southeast part of the valley. The park is bordered by Sunset Road on the north, Eastern Avenue on the west and Warm Springs Road on the south. It is situated in close proximity to the affluent Tomiyasu neighborhood.

History

Accumulation of the land for the park began in 1909, when it became the Miller Ranch. It later became the Vegas Stock Farm, which trained and raced thoroughbred racehorses. Clark County acquired the property in 1967 and turned it into a park. [1]

Sunset Park Pond

Sunset Park Pond is around 1.4 acres (5,700 m2) in surface area and 10 to 12 feet (3.7 m) deep. It is home to various species of water fowl and fish.

Recreation

Fishing

Fishing is available year-round in the pond. The State of Nevada Department of Fish and Wildlife stocks the pond weekly with rainbow trout from November to March, and with channel catfish monthly from April to October. [2] Other species include bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie and largemouth bass.

Sporting facilities

The park contains several softball and little-league fields as well as basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts. One 27-hole disc-golf court is located on the western edge of the park and is 7,608 ft (2,319 m) by 8,775 ft (2,675 m) in size. [3]

Other facilities

There are 31 picnic areas with capacities ranging from 50 to 1,000 people. There are four walking trails totaling 3.5 miles of pathway. [3]

Events and Entertainment

Las Vegas Renaissance Fair

During the fall, Clark County's Parks and Recreation hosts the annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival in Sunset Park. [3]

Gift of Lights

From 2000–2009, Sunset Park hosted a drive-through holiday light show called the Gift of Lights. Beginning with the 2010 holiday season, the show was moved to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. [4]

References

  1. ^ Todd, Camelot (January 19, 2017). "Sunset Park to Mark 50 Years with Walking Tour". Las Vegas Sun.
  2. ^ "Southern Nevada Fish Stocking". Nevada Department of Wildlife.
  3. ^ a b c "Sunset Park". Parks and Recreation. Clark County, Nevada.
  4. ^ Padgett, Sonya (November 18, 2010). "Gift of Lights to Sparkle at New Location". Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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