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Doing Our Part

Nonfunctional Grass Removal Mandate: Law AB356

With ongoing drought conditions affecting water levels at Lake Mead, a newly implemented law, AB 356, is aimed at increasing efficient water use throughout Southern Nevada. 

The turf removal law prohibits the use of water delivered by SNWA’s member agencies to irrigate decorative grass in streetscapes, medians, parking lots, and other areas where it is used for aesthetics and not recreational purposes by the end of 2026. 

To comply with AB356, this summer we'll begin to remove selected sections of non-recreational turf at four parks and replace it with drought-tolerant, native plants, trees or other landscape materials and amenities.

At 12 parks we are converting the existing Fescue grass to a drought-tolerant grass, such as Hybrid Bermuda. Residents might notice some additional watering taking place to help establish the new seed.

We'll continue the project for our remaining parks through 2026. When completed, we estimate we'll save 150 million gallons of water per year.

For more information on how your nearby park will be impacted, see our Facility, Pool, Park & Trail Hours and Closures page. 

Current Turf Reduction Projects

Anthem Hills Park at Reunion Drive and Sonatina Drive
Anthem Hills Park improvements

Hayley Hendricks Park

 

 
River Mountain Park

Rodeo Park
Rodeo Park Park Improvements

 

Park Remove/
Convert 
Square Feet Estimated
Annual Water
Savings
Timeline
Acacia Convert   41,000 820,000 Gallons Complete
Acacia  Remove  120,128   6,607,040 Gallons  
Allegro  Convert  68,700  1,374,000 Gallons Complete
Allegro  Remove  8,600   473,000 Gallons  
Amador Vista  Convert  45,000   900.000,Gallons  
Anthem Hills  Remove 27,000 23,955,910 Gallons Summer 2022 
Arroyo Grande  Remove  41,551  2,285,305 Gallons  Summer 2023
Avellino Remove  1,700  93,000  Gallons  
Aventura  Remove  16,018   880,990,Gallons  
Boulder Creek Remove  82,267  4,524,685 Gallons  
Burkholder  Convert 60,000  1,200,000 Gallons Complete
Burkholder Remove  15,608 858,440 Gallons  
Cactus Wren  Remove  7,800   429,000 Gallons  
Cactus Wren  Convert  12,500   250,000 Gallons  
Capriola  Remove  5,500  302,500 Gallons   
Cinnamon Ridge  Remove  16,038   882,050 Gallons  Fall 2023
Discovery  Remove  66,748   3,671,140 Gallons  
Discovery  Convert 79,000   1,580,000 Gallons  
Dos Escuelas Remove  52,073 2,864,015 Gallons  
Dos Escuelas  Convert 130,000  2,600,000 Gallons  Complete
Downtown  Remove 16,708  918,940 Gallons   
Equestrian South Remove  8,473  166,015 Gallons  
Esselmont  Remove  5,010   275,550 Gallons  
Foxridge Remove  18,537  1,019,535 Gallons   
Green Valley  Remove  8,797   483,835 Gallons  
Hayley Hendricks Remove 31,000 1,705,000 Gallons Fall 2022 
Hayley Hendricks Convert  108,500   2,170,000 Gallons
Heritage  Remove  24,203   1,331,165 Gallons  
Hidden Falls  Convert  75,903   1,518,060 Gallons  
Hidden Falls  Remove  15,000   825,000 Gallons  
Madeira Canyon  Remove  10,154 558,470 Gallons   
McCullough Vista  Remove  4,581   251,955 Gallons  
Mission Hills  Remove  143,965   7,918,075 Gallons  Fall 2023
Mission Hills  Convert  221,568  4,431,360 Gallons  Summer 2023 
Morrell  Remove  116,468  6,405,740 Gallons   
Mountain View  Remove  30.405  1,672,275 Gallons   
Mountain View Convert  114,127 2,282,540 Gallons Complete
O'Callaghan   Remove 70,750   3,891,250 Gallons  
O'Callaghan   Convert 157,717  3,154,340 Gallons  
Paseo Verde   Remove 53,000  2,915,000 Gallons   
Paseo Verde   Convert  126,000  2,520,000 Gallons  
Paseo Verde Trailhead   Convert 72,800  1,456,000 Gallons    
Paseo Verde Trailhead  Remove  37,758  1,456,000 Gallons   
Paseo Vista  Remove  1,500   82,500 Gallons  
Paseo Vista  Convert 55,000   1,100,000 Gallons  
Pecos Legacy   Remove 16,498  907,390 Gallons  
Potenza  Remove  2,236   122,980 Gallons  
Puccini  Remove  25,000   1,375,000 Gallons  
Reunion Trails  Remove  4,269  234,795 Gallons   
Reunion Trails   Convert 22,000   440,000 Gallons  
River Mountain   Remove 53,000   2,915,000 Gallons Fall 2022
River Mountain  Convert  105,000   2,100,000 Gallons Complete
Roadrunner  Remove 16,300   896,500 Gallons  
Roadrunner   Convert 79,071   1,581,420 Gallons  
Rodeo Remove  53,961 2,967,855 Gallons  Summer 2022
Russell Road Recreation Complex  Remove 123,263   6,779,465 Gallons Summer 2023
Siena Heights Trailhead  Remove  7,700   423,500 Gallons
Siena Heights Trailhead  Convert  58,000  1,160,000 Gallons   Spring 2023
Silver Springs Convert  84,942 1,698,480 Gallons Complete
Sonata  Remove   51,000  2,805,000 Gallons  
Stephanie Lynn Craig  Remove  37,547 2,065,085 Gallons   Spring 2023
Sunridge Remove  33,987 1,869,285 Gallons  Spring 2023
Sunridge  Convert  70,000  1,400,000 Gallons  Complete
Terrazza  Remove  14,784   813,120 Gallons  
Trail Canyon Remove  23,570 1,296,350 Gallons Spring 2023 
Trail Canyon  Convert 43,560  871,000 Gallons  Complete
Vivaldi  Remove  25,000  1,375,000 Gallons    
Vivaldi  Convert  92,000  1,840,000 Gallons  Complete
Wells Remove 48,539  2,669,645 Gallons  Summer 2023 
Weston Hills   Convert 47,260  945,200 Gallons  Complete
Whitney Mesa Recreation Area  Remove  10,201   561,055 Gallons  
Whitney Mesa Recreation Area  Convert  26,539  530,780 Gallons  
Whitney Mesa Neighborhood Park  Remove  18,790  1,033,450 Gallons   
Whitney Mesa Neighborhood Park  Convert  36,210  724,200 Gallons  Complete
TOTAL

Remove 

Convert

2,031,986

2,032,397

149,712,880 Gallons

 


 

Watering 

Many of our parks are on a conservation watering schedule designed to help maximize water efficiency. This schedule is created by a centrally-controlled irrigation system that:

  • Monitors daily weather station data
  • Utilizes computerized controllers
  • Applies the optimum amount of water needed to keep plants healthy

Additional Water Conservation Measures

The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department also has additional water conservation measures and programs in place. They include:

  • Non-recreational turf reduction program
  • Irrigation system preventative maintenance plan
  • New development landscaping requirements
  • Water usage reporting and evaluation

Contact

If you would like to learn more about our water conservation efforts or if you have any water-related concerns about our parks, call 702-267-4027. A copy of our Drought Response Plan is also available upon request.