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Parks and Recreation

Park and Trail Reservation Information

Crowd gathered at a park event

Picnic areas (with a few exceptions) are available to all citizens on a first-come, first-served basis unless the area has been reserved through our reservation system. Individuals or groups may pay to reserve a specific picnic area. All reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. Henderson-based companies and residents may reserve picnic areas up to 180 days prior to the event. Those who wish to use the park are not required to pay for a reservation. However, should a party reserve that particular park area, those who have not paid for a reservation will have to relocate.

For the added safety of our patrons, the city offers an Automated External Defibrillator Loan Program for public use at gatherings and sporting events.

All City of Henderson parks are open to the general public on all federal holidays. No reservations are taken for the observed day.

To view available parks, download the Parks Map and Matrix parks map and matrix or look in Henderson Happenings.

Park Reservation Packet Park reservation packet
Park Reservation Packet Trail reservation packet

For a complete list of rules and regulations or for an application for reservation, contact the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department at (702) 267-5707, 5:00am-9:00pm. Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm/ Saturday. Or, you may send an email to

Reservation Hours and Rates
8:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Splash pads at Mission Hills Park, Acacia Park, Paseo Vista Park, Saguaro Park, Madeira Canyon Park, Amador Vista and Hayley Hendricks Park are available 9:00am-8:00pm, May 1-Sept. 30, but may not be reserved.

Picnic Area Reservation and Rate Schedule
Special events permit: Refer to picnic area reservation procedures.
Only patrons with a reservation may bring outside vendors (including inflatables) into park areas.

Facility type Number of People Rate per hour*

Small picnic area
(less than 4 permanent tables)

Max 25 $10 $50

Medium picnic area
(4-7 permanent tables)

Max 75 $20 $100

Large picnic area
(8+ picnic tables)

1-100 $25 $50
101-150 $50 $100
151-200 $75 $150
201-400 $100 $200
401-600 $125 $250
601-700 $150 $300
Over 700 $200 per each additional 100 $100 per each additional 100
Small grassy area
(1,000 sq. ft.)
  $10 $50
Medium grassy area
(1,001-4,999 sq. ft.)
  $25 $100
Large grassy area
(5,000+ sq. ft.)
  $100 $250
Athletic facilities for general use (multipurpose, softball, baseball fields)   $25 $50
Dog parks   $10 $50
Cornerstone Park warming kitchen   $100 $300
Whitney Mesa Recreation Area archery area   $10 $50
Overnight use   $125 per night $250
Alcohol permit   $50  
* 2-hour minimum
** Refundable cleaning/repair deposit
Whitney Mesa Recreation Area Armijo's Camp Per day, per person Deposit**
Day use*   $3 $100
Overnight use   $5 $250
* 8-hour maximum between the hours of 6 a.m. and midnight
** Refundable cleaning/repair deposit

Facility type Number of People Rate per hour*
Equestrian Park North 1-200 $25 $200
  201-400 $50 $300
  401-600 $75 $450
  601-800 $100 $500
  801-1,000 $125 $750
  Over 1,000 $200 per each additional 100 $50 per each additional 100
* 2-hour minimum
** Refundable cleaning/repair deposit


Prohibited in the parks

  • Fires (permitted in park barbecues only)
  • Fireworks and glass containers
  • Overnight parking and camping
  • Alcoholic beverages, except by special permit
  • Inflatables on grass areas May 1-October 1
  • Horses, ponies or horseback riding (except at Equestrian Park)
  • Trucks, motor vehicles and bicycles on turf or other unauthorized areas
  • Climbing on trees, structures or fences
  • Staking of tents and other devices
  • Motorized scooters
  • Jump houses, tents, etc; must be used in authorized areas only
  • Live bands


Automated External Defibrillator Loan Program

The city offers use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at no cost for those reserving a city facility or park. An AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and is used to treat sudden cardiac arrest. If needed, it can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm.

An event organizer, coach or participant may request an AED when reserving a city facility. Request should be submitted at least three weeks prior to the scheduled public event. Qualified users must be at least 18 years old and complete a 30-minute training class. The event must take place within the city of Henderson and a refundable deposit is required for the return of the device within 24 hours after the event concludes, or the following Monday for weekend events.

For additional information contact the Henderson Fire Department at (702) 267-2280. Completed forms should be submitted to

PDF AED Loaner Application
PDF AED Loaner Program Policy
PDF AED Loaner Program Release