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City Opens New Park
City Opens New Park

The City of Las Vegas celebrated the opening of the new Doug Selby Park and Trailhead near Washington Avenue and Sandhill Road Monday.

The park and trailhead are near the Las Vegas Wash just north of Washington Avenue. The park is on the north side of the wash while the trailhead is on the south. They are connected by a pedestrian bridge over the wash. The park includes a soccer field, basketball court, two dog runs, shade areas and restrooms. The trailhead includes a children's play area, a splashpad, an information kiosk and a shaded area for people planning to hike the Las Vegas Wash Trail.

The trail will eventually connect to a network of hiking trails that will stretch 20 miles through the Las Vegas Valley starting at Floyd Lamb State Park in the northwest and ending in the Las Vegas Wash and Wetlands in the southeast. 

The $3.3 million project was funded by the Bureau of Land Management sale of public lands. The park is named after former city manager Doug Selby.