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Walnut Park Opening Celebration Set for Wednesday

County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is inviting the community to the grand opening of Walnut Park.

The celebration will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The park is at 3820 Cecile Avenue, just west of the Walnut Recreation Center near Cheyenne Avenue and Walnut Road.

The park features a shaded playground area, picnic areas, and a perimeter loop with exercise stations along the path. There is also an open lawn area available for multiple uses.

“Walnut Park is an exciting new addition to the neighborhood,” said Commissioner Weekly, whose District D includes the park. “The park adds much needed green space to the area for kids to play on as well as a walking trail, shade trees and a new playground for younger children.”  

The park sits between a Metro Police substation and the Clark County School District’s early childhood development center.

Health Fair and Free Pool Admission to Celebrate Father's Day

Health Fair and Free Pool Admission to Celebrate Father's Day

The city of Las Vegas has a number of events planned for this weekend to celebrate Father’s Day.

Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 North J Street, is planning an afternoon of activities starting at 1 p.m. Thursday.  Advance registration is required. It is for people 50 years and older. The cost is $1 per person. Call 229-6125, to register.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 North Eastern Avenue, is hosting a Ward 3 Fit for Life Father’s Day Family Fun Festival.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. There will be light refreshments and live music.

The festival is also a chance to double check dad’s health. Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin has partnered with Ventanilla de Salud Program and the Nevada Youth Alliance to offer free health screenings, including diabetes and blood pressure checks. There will also be flu shots, vaccinations, eye exams and massages.

County Pools Join World's Largest Swim Lesson Attempt

County Pools Join World's Largest Swim Lesson Attempt

Two Las Vegas pools will join others in southern Nevada in an international attempt to break a world record.

Desert Breeze and Hollywood pools are accepting registrations on a first-come, first-serve basis from people who want to be part of a Guinness World Record attempt at the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted. Tuesday, June 18.

Desert Breeze is located at 8275 Spring Mountain Road near Durango Drive, and the Hollywood Aquatic Center is located at 1550 S. Hollywood Blvd., south of East Charleston Boulevard.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported seven fatal drownings involving children in 2012. City of Henderson pools also are taking part in the event.

Summer Safety Fair Set for Friday

Summer Safety Fair Set for Friday

 

Metro Police, local businesses and the City of Las Vegas are working together on an event designed to help parents keep their kids out of trouble during the summer months.

Safe Summer Nights will provide parents with resources for their kids including summer activities, health services and community safety information.

There will also be free food, drinks, music, games and activities.

The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 North Eastern Avenue.

It is part of Metro's Downtown Area Command 360 Community Outreach Unit.

 

Registration Opens for Swimming Lessons at County Pools

Registration Opens for Swimming Lessons at County Pools

 

Registration opens Thursday for swimming lessons at Clark County's pools.

The swimming lessons are offered in two-week sessions throughout the summer. They are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis at all 14 of the county's pools and water parks, including facilities in Laughlin, Overton and Indian Springs.

Programs and schedules vary at each location. To see brochures for each location, go to clarkcountynv.gov.

Important dates to remember:

Safe Summer Nights Events for Free Family Fun

Safe Summer Nights Events for Free Family Fun

 

The city of Las Vegas is hosting a handful of Safe Summer Nights events to draw residents out for community gatherings.

The events will include music, children’s games, face painting and free hot dogs and water while supplies last. City of Las Vegas staff will be joined by local non-profit representatives, neighbors and others to provide information about summer youth activities, health services, community safety, adult education opportunities and more at these events.

Safe Summer Nights events will be held at the following locations:

Officials Highlight Importance of Child Assessment Center

Officials Highlight Importance of Child Assessment Center

 

Officials with Metro Police, the Clark County District Attorney's Office, the Clark County Department of Family Services and medical provider Peidatrix highlighted a center dedicated to children who have suffered sexual abuse.

The Children's Assessment Center is housed at the Family Court Building, 701 North Pecos Road. The center is a multi-agency effort to improve the prosecution of child sexual abuse.

Victims and families can stop at the one facility for services, reducing stress on everyone.

The effort was made Wednesday to remind the community about the center because April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.