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Glow-in-the-Dark Nerf War

May 25, 5:30pm-9pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Wear comfortable tennis shoes and a white T-shirt to decorate for our 10,000-square-foot glow-in-the-dark events. Bring your Nerf gun (labeled with your name), and we’ll supply strike darts (no mega darts). Dinner and snacks are provided. Late pickup charges apply. Register using activity code 153229-48. Ages 7-17, $15

Slide Into Summer

June 1, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Dr.
School is finally out, so now it’s time to slide into summer with the City of Henderson’s annual Slide Into Summer event. Bring a towel and appropriate swimwear because you will get wet. There will be a giant slip and slide, a bounce house, lawn games, and sun safety tips. Register using activity code 336311-00. All ages; $7

Jump for Fun

June 1, 10am-11am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Bouncing, sliding, climbing, and tumbling are examples of the fun kids have at Jump for Fun, which is held in our gym and features different jump houses each month. Children must wear socks. Register using activity code 153010-49. Ages 2-5; $3

Hiking Series: Downs 5 Trail & Heritage Park Trail (4 miles)

June 2, 9am-11am
Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd.
This is an easy, paved trail with no elevation gains. Leashed dogs are welcome. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a snack. Register using activity code 643071-58. Ages 7+; Free

Kids Night Out: A “Marvel”ous KNO

June 2, 5:30pm-9pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Kids enjoy a fun-filled night of games and arts and crafts under our supervision, and parents can enjoy a quiet night out. Dinner is included. Register at least one week in advance using activity code 153092-00. Ages 5-12; $20

Youth Soccer League

Our soccer league introduces young athletes to the world’s biggest global sport. The program helps to develop a wide array of skills, including passing, dribbling and footwork, playing various positions, and the importance of teamwork. The level of skill increases progressively by division, but new players are always welcome. Register June 4-August 6 at any recreation center or online.  Ages 5-18

 

Youth Volleyball League

Our volleyball league provides a positive team sports experience that helps to develop skills such as serving, receiving, passing, setting, rotation and teamwork. The program offers progressive skill development, providing opportunities for players at all skill levels an opportunity to excel, including those new to the sport. Register June 4-August 6 at any recreation center or online. Ages 10-18

Graveyard 2-Pitch Tournament

Men’s: June 8-9 after league play
Co-Rec: June 9-10
This two-pitch format is the perfect warmup for teams preparing for our popular Midnite Madness. Bats are provided. First, second and third place award packages are presented. Play begins at dusk at Arroyo Grande Sports Complex and Russell Road Recreation Complex. Register April 30-June 6 by calling the Sports Office at 702-267-5717. Team entry is $250.

Storyteller Shenanigans

June 7, 10am-11am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Led by a professional storyteller, children can sing, dance and play during a different adventure each month. A parent/guardian must accompany their child. Register using activity code 151258-49. Ages 2-6, $8

Poolapalooza: School’s Out!

June 9, 10am-6pm
Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Rd.
Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Whitney Ranch Activity Pool, 1575 B Galleria Dr.
Our second annual Poolapalooza starts summer with a splash. Enjoy snacks, music, games and fun for the whole family. Grab lunch from a food truck and learn about water safety and more City of Henderson summer fun. A safety fair takes place simultaneously at Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition partner pools across Southern Nevada to educate parents, guardians and day care providers about infant and child safety in, on and around the water. Those attending the safety fair between 10:00-11:00 a.m. receive free admission to the activity pool for June 9 only. Daily admission applies. All Ages

It’s a Zoo in Here: Petting Zoo

June 14, 10am-11am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Be prepared to interact with wonderful creatures like a miniature cow, goats, chickens, and rabbits. Animals subject to change. A parent/guardian must accompany their child. Register using activity code 153257-49. Ages 2-6; $8

Father’s Day Festival

June 16, 10am-Noon
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
Fathers, sons and daughters can enjoy a day full of fun activities. Capture the moments by posing at our photo booth. Register using activity code 153263-53. Ages 2-12; $5

The Ultimate Garage Sale

June 16, 7am-1pm
Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd.
We’ll celebrate Father’s Day a day early with a community garage sale and classic car show in the HPSF parking lot . Bring the whole family. Each booth is $20 and equals two parking spaces. Space registration is required one week in advance using activity code 153267-78. All ages are welcome to shop; admission is free.

Glow Worm 5K Fun Run

June 16, 9pm-11pm
Equestrian Park South, 1298 Equestrian Dr.
Light up Equestrian Trail with glow-in-the-dark attire during this special night run. Enjoy the cool night air while you run or walk under the stars. A flashlight or headlamp is recommended. The first 350 registered participants are guaranteed a T-shirt, glow bracelet and glow necklace. Packet pickup is June 14 at Orangetheory Fitness (691 Marks St.) from 4:00-7:00 p.m. or onsite at the run. Ages 5+ 

Register using activity code 643090-58
$25 through May 16
$35 May 17-June 15
$40 day of event

Glow Worm 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk

June 16, 9:15pm-10pm
Equestrian Park South, 1298 Equestrian Dr.
Light up Equestrian Trail with glow-in-the-dark attire during this special 1 mile run/walk. Enjoy the cool night air while you run or walk under the stars. A flashlight or headlamp is recommended. Registered participants receive a T-shirt, glow bracelet and glow necklace (no medals for 1 mile participants). Packet pickup is June 14 at Heritage Park Aquatic Complex from 4:00-7:00 p.m. or onsite at the run/walk. Ages 5+

Register using activity code 643090-59
$15 through May 16
$20 May 17-June 16

Father’s Day Barbecue

June 16, 11am-1pm
Downtown Senior Center, 27 E. Texas Ave.
Let’s celebrate dads (and granddads) with an old-fashioned chuck wagon barbecue. Join in the festivities for great tunes, tasty food, and plenty of prizes. Register using activity code 153154-58. All ages; $10

Father’s Day Out

June 17
Do something special for your father or grandfather on Father’s Day. All fathers and grandfathers receive free admission to City of Henderson pools.

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

June 21; 9am-10am
Whitney Ranch Activity Pool, 1575 B Galleria Dr.
Mark your calendars for this record-breaking event as we join the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Organization in another Guinness World Record attempt. The event focuses on educating parents, guardians and day care providers about the importance of infant/child safety in and around water. Participants take part in a swimming and water safety lesson and receive information about the City of Henderson’s Learn-to-Swim program and aquatic courses available for adults and children. Receive a certificate valid for free swim lessons for a child 6 months to 4 years. Priority registration and skills testing for the Learn-to-Swim program is also available at the event. Registration is recommended using activity code 336729-00. All pool rules apply. All ages; Free

Glow-in-the-Dark Nerf War

June 22, 5:30pm-9pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Wear comfortable tennis shoes and a white T-shirt to decorate for our 10,000-square-foot glow-in-the-dark events. Bring your Nerf gun (labeled with your name) and we’ll supply strike darts (no mega darts). Dinner and snacks are provided. Late pickup charges apply. Register  using activity code 153229-49. Ages 7-17; $15

Missoula Children’s Theatre

June 25-30
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. 
Henderson children perform in a special adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. For over 20 years, Missoula Children's Theatre has worked to bring theater to life for Henderson children by casting them in their own special adaptations of literary classics, directing them throughout a week of rehearsals and yielding wonderful live productions full of memories for the cast and audience alike. 

Night Bowling

June 29, 6pm-8pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
Beat the heat and get your game on. Have a blast bowling indoors with DRC’s version of cosmic bowling. Watch music videos on an inflatable screen while you bowl. Dress in neon or bright colors to make your outfits pop. Each participant receive a glow-in-the dark bracelet. Register  using activity code 153264-53. Ages 2+; $5

Jump for Fun

July 6, 10am-11am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Bouncing, sliding, climbing, and tumbling are examples of the fun kids have at Jump for Fun, which is held in our gym and features different jump houses each month. Children must wear socks. Register using activity code 153010-50. Ages 2-5; $3

30th Annual Midnite Madness 1-Pitch Tournament

Men’s: July 6-7
Co-Rec: July 7-8
This is the most anticipated and unique tournament in the Las Vegas Valley. It’s a 1-pitch, all-night tournament where players pitch to their own teams. Hit or miss, fair or foul, there are no second chances. Play features 30-minute nighttime games, and bats are provided. Saturday evening features a home run contest. First through fourth place team finishers share in a $6,000+ awards package. The co-rec division plays Friday evening while the men’s division plays Saturday evening. Games start at dusk and last until they’re done. Played at Arroyo Grande Sports Complex and Russell Road Recreation Complex. Register June 11-July 3 by calling the Sports Office at 702-267-5717. Team entry is $275.

Kids Night Out: Surfin’ the USA

July 7, 5:30pm-9pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Kids enjoy a fun-filled night of games and arts and crafts under our supervision, and parents can enjoy a quiet night out. Dinner is included. Register at least one week in advance as space is limited.  Register using activity code 153092-01. Ages 5-12; $20

Storyteller Shenanigans

July 12, 10am-11am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Led by a professional storyteller, children can sing, dance and play during a different adventure each month. A parent/guardian must accompany their child. Register using activity code 151258-50. Ages 2-6, $8

Discover Your Fun

July 14, 11am-2pm
Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd.
Have you ever wondered about all of the amazing activities Heritage Park Senior Facility has to offer? Wonder no more. Sign up today to discover some of the great classes we have. We’ll play games, try yoga, paint pictures, and more. Ages 50+; Free

Outdoor Recreation Open Forum

July 14, 8am-9am
Acacia Park, 50 Casa Del Fuego St.
Meet the Outdoor Recreation staff and learn about upcoming events and programs. This is also a forum for community engagement for the public to share their suggestions and get their questions answered related to Outdoor Recreation. All ages; Free

It’s a Zoo in Here: South American Adventures

July 19, 10am-11am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Join us for a lesson on South American reptiles and birds. Be prepared to interact with these wonderful creatures! Animals subject to change. A parent/guardian must accompany their child. Register using activity code 153257-00. Ages 2-6; $8

8-Ball Partners

July 20, 9am-3pm
Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd.
Enter as a team or as an individual and draw for your teammate the day of the tournament. This is a double-elimination tournament with prizes awarded to first and second place finishers, courtesy of local sponsors. Light refreshments are provided. Registration is required and rules are available upon request. Register using activity code 383041-78. Ages 50+; $5

Movie in the Park – Moana

July 21, 8pmCornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy.Join the City of Henderson and Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club for this special presentation of Moana shown on our giant inflatable screen. Bring your blanket and lawn chair for a fun-filled night with family and friends. Snacks will be available for purchase. All ages; Free

 

Cardboard Boat Regatta

July 21, Noon-6pm
Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
The Cardboard Boat Regatta challenges amateur boat builders to design, build and navigate boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard and duct tape. The regatta is open to families, businesses, schools, youth groups, groups of friends, and nonprofit organizations desiring to build a boat and participate. This is a wonderful team-building experience, giving participants an opportunity to work together toward a common goal and have a lot of fun doing it. Awards will be given for the following:

“The Allure of the Seas” – Best Looking
“The Staten Island Ferry” – Carrying the Most People
“The World Is Not Enough” – World’s Fastest Yacht
“The Titanic” – Best Sinking Ship
“The Queen Elizabeth” – Best All Around

Boat races begin at 4:30 p.m. Open swim is noon-4:30 p.m. during boat check-in. Register using activity code 336536-00. Ages 8+; $5, daily admission for all other patrons

Glow-in-the-Dark Nerf War

July 27, 5:30pm-9pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Wear comfortable tennis shoes and a white T-shirt to decorate for our 10,000-square-foot glow-in-the-dark events. Bring your Nerf gun (labeled with your name) and we’ll supply strike darts (no mega darts). Dinner and snacks are provided. Late pickup charges apply. Register using activity code 153229-50. Ages 7-17; $15

A Rad Tad Scavenger Hunt

July 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Whitney Ranch Activity Pool, 1575 B Galleria Dr.
Mascot Rad Tad went missing! Help find him before he hops away. Join in an adventure following Rad Tad’s trail in and around the pool to receive prizes and surprises. Those requiring lifejackets must have an adult within arm’s reach at all times. Register using activity code 336796-00. All ages; $5

Last Friday

July 27, 6pm-10pm
Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.
Join us in the heart of the Water Street District for a Friday night culinary experience paired with vendors, music and art. Free

Summer Indoor Pickleball Classic

August 3-4
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
Beat the heat and play in the fourth annual Summer Indoor Pickleball Classic. Games are played at Downtown Recreation Center in the gym. Whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, this tournament offers a variety of skill levels and competition that is sure to be a smashing good time. Space is very limited. All events follow a round-robin format with doubles play. USAPA rules apply. This non-sanctioned tournament is played 9am to midafternoon each day. Register July 2-27 at any recreation or online. $10 per person (residency rates apply)

Men’s Doubles • August 3 • 623197-53
Women’s Doubles • August 3 • 623197-54
Mixed Doubles • August 4 • 623197-55

Back-2-School Block Party

August 4, 8am-2pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
VVRC is partnering with the City of Henderson Police Department to host an indoor back-to-school celebration featuring resource information and back-to-school items for children in grades pre-K through high school from low-income families. Ages 3-17; Free

Kids Night Out: Minute to Win It Madness

August 4, 5:30pm-9pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Kids enjoy a fun-filled night of games and arts and crafts under our supervision, and parents can enjoy a quiet night out. Dinner is included. Register at least one week in advance using activity code 153092-02. Ages 5-12; $20

Storyteller Shenanigans

August 9, 10am-11am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Led by a professional storyteller, children can sing, dance and play during a different adventure each month. A parent/guardian must accompany their child. Register using activity code 151258-51. Ages 2-6, $8

Poolapalooza: Back-to-School Bash

August 11, 11am-6pm
Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Rd.
Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Whitney Ranch Activity Pool, 1575 B Galleria Dr.
Bring on the next school year with the Back-to-School Bash. Enjoy snacks, music, games, and fun for the whole family. Grab lunch from food trucks and learn about water safety and more City of Henderson summer fun. Get free daily admission to an activity pool with a donation of new school supplies for high school-aged students (Aug. 11 only). All supplies will be donated to Project 150, a local non-profit organization that assists homeless teens in our community. All ages; Daily admission,

Movie in the Park – Toy Story

August 18, 8:30pmMission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Dr.Bring your blanket and lawn chair for a fun-filled night with family and friends featuring a movie shown on our giant inflatable screen. Snacks will be available for purchase. All ages; Free

 

Desert Jam 3-on-3 Adult Basketball Tournament

August 18, 9am-3pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
To take part, wear proper basketball attire. We will present first and second place awards after the tournament. Register using activity code 623212-53. Ages 17+; $50 per team

Downtown Volleyball Challenge

August 24-25
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
Bump, set and spike your way to the championship in the fourth annual Downtown Volleyball Challenge. This high-energy 6 v. 6 co-rec volleyball tournament is played on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoon. Registration is per team and must be made at the Sports office July 30-August 17. Teams are scheduled a minimum of three games. Teams must include at least two females on the court at all times. Team entry is $120.

Glow-in-the-Dark Nerf War

August 24, 5:30pm-9pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Wear comfortable tennis shoes and a white T-shirt to decorate for our 10,000-square-foot glow-in-the-dark events. Bring your Nerf gun (labeled with your name) and we’ll supply strike darts (no mega darts). Dinner and snacks are provided. Late pickup charges apply. Register using activity code 153229-51. Ages 7-17; $15

Last Friday

August 31, 6pm-10pm
Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.
Join us in the heart of the Water Street District for a Friday night culinary experience paired with vendors, music and art. All ages; Free

Doggie Paddle & Play Day

September 15, 8am-1pm
Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Rd.
Bring your favorite furry friend for a swim in the pool, which has a graduated entry so dogs can walk in and out as they please. All dogs should be dog (and people) friendly and must be checked in, along with proof of vaccination. Dogs must be leashed in the parking lot and outside facility areas. $10 per dog if registered in advance or $15 per dog if registered at the event. Human friends attend for free, but may not enter the water. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 702-267-2991 with questions. Registration is $10 per dog.

Dogs 40 lbs. & under
8am-9:30am | 436263-00

Dogs 41-89 lbs.
9:45am-11:15am | 436263-01

Dogs 90 lbs. & over
11:30am-1pm | 436263-02

Sponsor An Event

Would you like to become a sponsor of one or more of our amazing events? Sponsoring a City of Henderson event is a great way to make your business or organization visible to event participants while showing your support for our events and services. It all starts with the City of Henderson 2018 Event Sponsor packet. If you have any questions regarding sponsorships, please call 702-267-4127 or email Sponsor@cityofhenderson.com. In-kind sponsorships are welcome.


Schedule is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Management reserves all rights.