Doing Our Part
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
If you would like to learn more about our water conservation efforts or if you have any water-related concerns about our parks, call 702-267-4000. A copy of our Drought Response Plan is also available upon request.
2019 Turf Conversion Project
The Parks and Recreation Department is working on converting turf in 10 Henderson parks. Henderson was awarded $1 million through the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s (SNWA) Smart Landscapes $1-per-square-foot rebate program to fund this project.
More than one million square feet of turf will be converted from fescue, a cool-weather grass, to hybrid Bermuda, a warm-weather grass. Hybrid Bermuda falls dormant in the winter and requires only once-per-month watering (compared to fescue, which needs to be watered every week), and the turf’s deeper root system reduces its summer irrigation needs.
Crews will remove and replace fescue in four parks with hybrid Bermuda sod and the remaining six parks will be overseeded with the more-efficient grass. Residents might notice the turf looks brown and dry while the new seed is added and starts to grow. Some additional watering will also take place to help establish the new seed and sod.
|Park||Square Feet||Acreage||Annual Water Savings||Seed/Sod|
|Anthem Hills||113,179||2.60||2,376,759 Gallons||Sod|
|Mission Hills||57,632||1.32||1,210,272 Gallons||Sod|
|Pecos Legacy||59,762||1.37||1,255,002 Gallons||Sod|
|Russell Road Recreation Complex||150,613||3.46||3,162,873 Gallons||Seed|
|Stephanie Lynn Craig||61,907||1.42||1,300,047 Gallons||Seed|