Clean, Green Boulder City
by DeAnne T. Appleby
There is a good reason our fair city is referred to as, “Clean, Green Boulder City.” Boulder City has 17 parks, covering over 74 developed acres. Our park-to-resident ratio nearly tops the average high set by the National Recreation and Parks Association. Recreational facilities associated with our parks include 10 ball fields, 2 soccer fields, 3 gymnasiums, a recreation center, 6 tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a weight room, youth and arts centers, and a covered swimming pool and racquetball complex.
The newest and largest park in Boulder City is the Veterans’ Memorial Park. Sitting on 25 acres, it contains soccer and ball fields, a splash park, sand volleyball courts, a skateboard park, bike and BMX parks, a fishing pond and a model boat pond.
Annual Boulder City events are held in our more familiar parks: Government Park, Bicentennial Park, Hemenway Park and Central Park. But there are many other parks to enjoy. Lakeview Park offers a quiet setting with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. The Reflections Center Park offers a serene setting with creative artwork, close to the colorful Boulder City Community Gardens. Xeriscape Park offers a safe, nearly traffic-free setting for kids to play. Del Prado Park has a convenient barbeque area, kids’ playground and plenty of green grass. Oasis Park has playground equipment for kids and basketball facilities for adults.
Every park in Boulder City has something to offer. Residents can reserve areas of our parks for parties and other events by calling the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department at 293-9256. The beautiful Boulder City Library Amphitheater is also available for functions and events. You can learn more about Boulder City’s parks by visiting them online at www.bcnv.org and clicking on “recreational facilities” on the home page.