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