The City of Henderson offers 69 meticulously maintained parks for your enjoyment. In addition to open grass areas and playgrounds, features include walking courses, dog parks, skate parks, splash pads, and lighted sport areas. We're in your neighborhood.
Tree City USA
The City of Henderson is proud to celebrate 30 years as a Tree City USA!
The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. We achieved Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.
Did you know there are over 30,000 trees across the City? Many of these trees are listed in our Community Tree Viewer. You can locate a tree in our inventory and learn about its botanical and common name, height and trunk diameter. Take a look at the Community Tree Viewer below.
Park Hours: 6am-Midnight
Reservation Hours: 8:00am-11:30pm
This map includes all city-owned and maintained trees. Zoom in, click on a tree and learn basic facts including botanical and common name, height and trunk diameter. The tree inventory is updated annually.
The 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 for a rental 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. However, should a party reserve that particular park area, those who have not paid the park rental will have to relocate.
Use of all City of Henderson parks and trails is subject to HMC 2.27
- Henderson Municipal Code Chapter 2.27 - Parks and Recreation
- Henderson Municipal Code Chapter 8.84 - Noise Control
The following are prohibited:
- Fireworks of any type
- Overnight parking and camping
- Alcoholic beverages, except by special permit. See HMC 2.27 for complete details.
- Inflatables on grass areas May 1-Oct. 1. All inflatables require a permit.
- Horses, ponies or horseback riding (except at Equestrian Park)
- Only authorized motorized vehicles and electric personal assistive mobility devices are allowed in parks and on trails, pathways and non-designated motor vehicle areas
- Climbing on bathroom structures, park buildings, concession stands, ramadas, shade structures, and any other parks and recreation building.
- Staking of tents and other items
- Propane grills
- Skating (including using scooters and similar devices) in non-designated areas
- Dunk tanks
- Hitting golf balls
- Smoking (including electronic or vaporized smoking devices and tobacco use) within 100 feet of sporting fields, spectator areas, and all sport and play areas unless within a designated smoking area.
- Release of helium balloons or sky lanterns.
- Distribution or donation of food without a permit
- Unlawful drug paraphernalia or any controlled substance
- Loud, boisterous, or disorderly/offensive behavior or engage in or promote, instigate, encourage, aide, or abet fighting or any similar violent, threatening, or tumultuous behavior.
- No persons over the age of 12 permitted within 50 feet of a designated and posted children's play area unless accompanying a person 12 years or younger.
- The water feature is for aesthetic purposes only. It was not developed for recreational use.
- The use of boats and canoes (including radio-controlled models such as boats and airplanes) in any water feature at the park is strictly prohibited. This includes kayaking, canoeing, fishing and other recreational uses of the water features.
- Dispensing or distributing feed to or otherwise feeding any bird or animal at the park is prohibited. This includes throwing or placing on the ground bread, breadcrumbs, seed, bird food, popcorn or other food.
- Persons who intentionally damage or vandalize any tree, shrub, plant, rock, building, monument, fence, bench or other structure, or property; or to mark or write upon, paint or deface in any manner will be prosecuted.
- Only charcoal is permitted in park barbecue grills. No fires.
- Amplified sound by permit only
- Pets must be leashed except in posted designated areas.
- Pet owners are responsible for picking up their pet’s waste.
- All sport court lighting shuts off at 10pm
- Personal property that interferes with the rights of others cannot be stored, kept, or maintained for more than four hours
- Temporary structures cannot be attached to any park property, including but not limited to: shelters, tarps, or other temporary lodging materials
- Personal possessions cannot be left unattended (clothing, perishable and/or non-perishable food, toiletries, beverages, papers, cigarettes, magazines, newspapers)
- Unmanned aircraft (an aircraft operated without the possibility of human intervention from within or on the aircraft, not limited to devices commonly referred to as drones, remote controlled aircraft and model aircraft) may only be operated in designated parks, as posted, during normal hours of operation and in accordance with all applicable Nevada, city and federal laws and regulations.
- Individuals may operate unmanned aircraft (following all applicable rules) only at Amador Vista Park, Cornerstone Park, Hidden Falls Park, and Mission Hills Park.
- Any and all commercial use, events and groups of 10 or more people require a special permit through the City's Parks and Recreation Department.
- Henderson, Nevada, Municipal Code
- City of Henderson Trail System Design
- Boulder Highway Landscape Design Manual
- Lake Mead Parkway Trail Master Plan
- City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Master Plan
- St. Rose Parkway Trail Design Guidelines
- Standardized Guidelines for the City of Henderson
- Desert Tortoise Informational Brochure