For Immediate Release: Nov. 15, 2011
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Reopening Celebration For Silver Springs Park Nov. 19
HENDERSON, Nev.— The City of Henderson is hosting a reopening celebration for Silver Springs Park, 1950 Silver Springs Pkwy., at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. The public is invited to attend.
Mayor Andy Hafen and members of the Henderson City Council will be on hand to officially reopen the park, which has been closed for nearly a year for extensive renovations. The park is adjacent to James Gibson Elementary School and across the street from Silver Springs Recreation Center, making it a popular place to play, exercise and relax.
“After serving the community for two decades, the park’s irrigation system had become outdated,” said Mary Ellen Donner, director, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “It’s important to reinvest in our assets, and we have been able to do just that at Silver Springs Park thanks, in part, to funding from the City of Henderson’s Department of Utility Services and rebates from the Southern Nevada Water Authority. I’m told the park looks even better than it did 20 years ago.”
The 6.8-acre park features open turf areas, new playground with shade structure, walking course, lighted ball field, barbecues, covered picnic ramadas, and restrooms. The contractor is Capriati Construction. Funding for the project includes: $750,000 from the City’s Department of Utility Services; $453,100 in rebates from the Southern Nevada Water Authority; and $290,000 from Residential Construction Tax.
For additional information, call 267-4000 or visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 52 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 65 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.