Ok, so by the title of this article you’re probably asking yourself “I know there’s parking in Boulder City!”. Yes, there is plenty of parking! Let’s think about the other kinds of park’ing’ where you walk through shaded, grassy spaces, listening to the wind gently cross through the trees (or perhaps howl through the trees, depending on the day!). As part of our series of the “ings” to do around town, parks have made it onto the list. We have several parks in town; all of which have their own charm and character.
The first and most popular is Veterans Memorial Park located at 1650 Buchanan Blvd. The park consists of 25 acres and includes four lighted multi-use ballfields. Two of those ballfields are used in October during the Boulder City Chamber’s Trunk or Treat! It also includes two beach volleyball courts, restrooms, a 3-acre fishing pond, model boat pond, soccer fields, skateboard and bike park, splash park, gazebos, horseshoe pits, and acres of open green space. Veteran’s park hosts some amazing walking paths as well, taking you through all of the parks and the ponds. Oh and bring the furry four legged friends too! There’s a dog park! Fido will love romping around the park sponsored by See Spot Run! They do a fabulous job maintaining the dog area!
Hemenway Park is another famous park in Boulder City, home to the famous big horn sheep! Listed as one of the top five Best Parks and Nature Attractions in Nevada, Hemenway Park is located at 401 Ville Drive on your way to the dam. Comprised of approximately 10 acres and includes a playground, gazebos, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and lighted tennis courts. There are two lighted softball fields to sit and watch your favorite baseball or softball team! Of course the main attraction is the bighorn sheep that come down from the mountains to water and graze. You’ll also enjoy some spectacular views of Lake Mead and the surrounding mountain range!
Bicentennial Park is located in the heart of the Historic District. Home to annual festivals like Spring Jamboree, Art in the Park, Wurstfest, Best Dam Barbecue Challenge, Artfest and many more, the park offers an elevated gazebo, perfect for outdoor events or parties. There is also a grill, picnic tables and playground, perfect for family gatherings. Wilbur Square is perhaps the oldest of the parks located also in the Historic District. Established in the 1930s in conjunction with the Hoover Dam project, the park was established as a recreation spot for the workers and their families. Today, the park is home to events like Art in the Park and is the antique haven for Spring Jamboree. But don’t just visit during the events! Wilbur Square has the most beautiful trees that provide some shady canopies; perfect for a picnic or a little rest! Whatever park you visit, get out there! There is so much to do in our own backyard!