Clark County Parks and Recreation was organized by the Board of County Commissioners in 1963 with the charge to assess the recreational needs of the community. Clark County Parks and Recreation provides Las Vegas and Southern Nevada with 16 urban recreation and community centers, including three centers devoted solely to seniors, 14 pool facilities with seven water parks and four indoor, year-round pools, 10 skate parks, seven dog parks and over 100 public parks with everything from picnic amenities to ball fields, playgrounds and water features. The Department also offers recreation services in rural areas including: Laughlin, Searchlight, Cal-Nev-Ari, Moapa Valley, Moapa, Bunkerville, Indian Springs, Sandy Valley and Goodsprings. Facilities include recreation centers, pools and more. Department programs include aquatic classes, sports, special events, special interest classes and a before and after school enrichment program known as Safekey.
Las Vegas and Clark County Parks and Recreation is also home to world-class special facilities not found anywhere else in Nevada. The Clark County Shooting Complex is a unique facility which provides 178 acres of controlled shooting space for rifle, shotgun, pistol and bow and arrow enthusiasts. One of the County’s oldest facilities is Camp Lee Canyon, which, since 1936, has welcomed thousands of adults and youth to its historical overnight camp facility in the cool air of Lee Canyon, located just northwest of the Las Vegas Valley. One of the County’s greatest facilities is the Wetlands Nature Center that sits at the heart of the 3,000 acre Clark County Wetlands Park. The Nature Center is dedicated to providing environmental and recreational learning experiences about the delicate and vivid riparian ecosystem found within the wetlands. The park also provides beautiful, panoramic walks on multiple trails and along waterways.
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