For Immediate Release: Oct. 19, 2011
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Set Sail At the Heritage Park Turkey Regatta
HENDERSON, Nev.— The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is launching its inaugural Heritage Park Turkey Regatta from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 5. The event takes place at Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd., and admission and participation is $1-$2 per person (all ages) at the door. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water and within arm’s reach at all times.
Participants will race across the pool with their own colorfully decorated cardboard boats, which they will build at home. Only cardboard, tape and glue are allowed in actual construction, although they can be colored and decorated, and can range from 12 to 36 inches. Boats will be powered by their human crew, and parents may assist small children during the race.
Each age group will compete for prizes including best looking boat, most creative design, best dressed crew, and the Titanic award for the fastest-sinking ship.
“Our theme is famous captains, so it will be interesting to see how creative our crews can be,” said Angela Summers, Aquatics supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “We’re also looking forward to seeing how innovative people can be in their boat designs.”
For additional information, call 267-2980 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 60 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.