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Price Rec Center Celebrates Third Anniversary with Hoops

Price Rec Center Celebrates Third Anniversary with Hoops

 

Local residents will celebrate the third anniversary of the opening of the Robert E. “Bob” Price Recreation Center at 3:33 p.m. Saturday, March 3, with the traditional annual basketball game at the center.

The Price Center, 2050 Bonnie Lane, is on the north side of Lake Mead Boulevard, east of Nellis Boulevard. As always, the basketball game will feature some local community leaders and rising youth stars from the center. The event is free to attend.

The Price Center has meeting rooms, exercise and multi-purpose rooms, teen and pre-school rooms, and a gymnasium with full-size basketball courts. The center is next to the Cora Coleman Senior Center and walking trails with shaded fitness stations, exercise equipment and benches. The trails are between the centers and Clark County Fire Station 20.

The center’s namesake, Robert E. “Bob” Price, a Nevada assemblyman for more than 28 years, will be in attendance Saturday.

Vote for Your Favorite Park to Win Thousands

Vote for Your Favorite Park to Win Thousands

Coca-Cola wants to give thousands of dollars to America's favorite park.

The company is teaming with the National Park Foundation, America's State Parks and the National Recreation and Park Association for the second annual America Is Your Park contest. The idea is for families to head into the great outdoors and enjoy state and local parks then vote for their favorite. The park with the most votes will get a $100,000 grant for improvements. You have until September 6 to submit your vote at LivePositively.com.  

Last year the title of America's Favorite Park went to Bear Head Lake State Park in Ely, Minnesota. Officials there were able to use the grant to build a warming hut for people enjoying winter sports. 

Free Swimming at County Pools for Independence Day

Clark County is opening 11 pools and water parks for free for the Fourth of July.

The pools will be open for free swimming from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday. The county hopes the free time will introduce its facilities to people who have never tried them before. The water parks and pools include slides, play areas and shallow pools for young swimmers. 

Proper swimming attire is required. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Only floatation devices approved by the U.S. Coast Guard are allowed in the pool. No alcohol and no glass is allowed in the pool area. 

Here is a list of the pools open for free on Monday:

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. 

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.

Urban trails enable residents to explore nature without leaving city

Urban trails enable residents to explore nature without leaving city

With the area's plethora of beautiful local trails, Urban hiking is growing in popularity in the Las Vegas Valley. The Review-Journal weighs in with some of their favorites.

Karen Sikorski has seen all kinds of wildlife on her frequent walks along the trails that wind through Sunset Park's dunes.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal