Parks And Recreation

About - Parks and Recreation

The award-winning City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and is committed to providing residents with a variety of life-enriching classes, workshops and events. These programs are hosted at
66 neighborhood and community parks, 11 aquatic facilities, and eight recreation centers (including two centers for adults 50+). Take a closer look to find out more about parks and recreation opportunities in your neighborhood.

Purpose Statement

To provide diverse and innovative recreation and cultural opportunities through premier parks, trails, facilities and by protecting natural resources.


Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation AgenciesThe City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The department achieved accreditation in 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016.

Gold Medal Award

Gold-Medal-Award-Logo-2014The City of Henderson received the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in 2014 and 1999. The Gold Medal Award honors park and recreation agencies throughout the United States that demonstrate excellence in long‐range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency recognition. Each agency is judged on its ability to address the needs of those it serves through the collective energies of citizens, staff, and elected officials.

The City of Henderson is proud to announce the Parks and Recreation Department has been named a finalist for the 2020 Gold Medal Award. As part of the application process, the City was required to submit a five-minute video highlighting our programs and services. 

Contact Us

Parks and Recreation Contact Us

We appreciate questions, comments, and any other feedback that will help us serve you better.

The City of Henderson does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability in admissions or access to its activities, facilities, parks or programs. We welcome individuals of all ages and abilities to participate in our recreation programs. Should an individual need assistance to fully and safely participate in a program, please contact Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services in advance at 702-267-4065.

Parks and Recreation Department Organizational Chart

Black Mountain Recreation Center

599 Greenway Rd.
Henderson, NV 89015

Downtown Recreation Center

105 W. Basic Rd.
Henderson, NV 89015

Downtown Senior Center

27 E. Texas Ave.
Henderson, NV 89015 

Henderson Multigenerational Center

250 S. Green Valley Pkwy. 
Henderson, NV 89012

Heritage Park Senior Facility

300 S. Racetrack Rd.
Henderson, NV 89015

Silver Springs Recreation Center

1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.
Henderson, NV 89074

Valley View Recreation Center

500 Harris St.
Henderson, NV 89015

Whitney Ranch Recreation Center

1575 Galleria Dr.
Henderson, NV 89014

Parks, Trails and Open Spaces Planning