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McCullough Hills Trail Opens March 9

February 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KIM BECKER, (702) 267-4033

Henderson, Nev. The city of Henderson will officially open McCullough Hills Trail at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9. A grand opening celebration will be held on the trail at 295 Mission Dr. off of Horizon Ridge Parkway. Mayor Andy Hafen and members of the Henderson City Council will kick off the festivities.

The opening includes a round-trip family bike ride; a hike to Anthem Hills Park with return transportation provided to the starting point, and a ribbon cutting ceremony. A bike valet will be available for residents riding their bikes.

The 8-mile soft surface trail connects Henderson’s Anthem community to Mission Drive through Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area. It features informational kiosks, shade structures with seating, lookout areas, and horse tie-ups.

“This trail was designed with hikers, bicyclists and equestrian enthusiasts in mind,” said Jacob Snow, Henderson City Manager. “The trail features spectacular desert scenery and many opportunities to see wildlife such as bighorn sheep. I envision McCullough Hills Trail playing an important role in our growing trail system.”

Funding of $2.58 million for McCullough Hills Trail was received through a grant from the Bureau of Land Management as authorized by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA). The city of Henderson has received more than $238 million in SNPLMA funding over the last decade for parks, trails and open space projects to benefit the community.

Those taking part in the bicycle ride and hike are asked to dress for the weather and to bring water and an energy snack. For additional information, visit cityofhenderson.com or call (702) 267-4000.

 

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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Noted by President John F. Kennedy as a “city of destiny,” Henderson celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013, a tribute to the city’s rich history and culture. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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