Let's Explore My Favorite Sunset Park

My favorite park in the entire city is by far Sunset Park, located just 10 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.  

Sunset Regional Park is the crown jewel in the County's park system and has served the entire Las Vegas valley since 1967. Phased park expansions have developed 214 of the 324 total acres, making Sunset the largest and the most distinguished park in the County system. The most recent expansion included adding new playgrounds, a splash pad, walking trails, shaded picnic areas, and open turf areas in the heart of the park. Sunset Park has repeatedly won awards, such as the Readers’ Choice Award for the Best Park in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas poll for the last 5 years. This oasis in the desert offers something for everyone including tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, softball fields, a disc golf course, a dog park, walking and jogging trails, a lake where you can fish for free, with a fishing license, and plenty of open space. Group and individual shaded picnic areas attract families and organizations throughout the year. Sunset Park hosts numerous special events, including a Clark County signature event, the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival.  

The land for Sunset Park was acquired in 1967 and contains the last remaining dunes of what once covered most of Paradise Valley. Sunset Park was once home to early ranchers. The Paiute Indian Tribe inhabited the site a thousand years ago and greeted visitors who sought to trade seeds, nuts, and turquoise. Water continues to flow under the park and surfaces to provide irrigation to the entire west end of Sunset Park.

With the latest park renovations, Sunset Park now has a total of 4 trails, 3.5 miles of pathway, each with different distance & compositions. Walk, jog or ride your bicycle on all the connecting trails & create a unique path with each visit. The shortest path is 1/4 mile & the largest is 1 mile. For details on the paths, check out the Map (JPG).  

Sunset Park has two enclosed dog runs located on the south side of the park, bordering Warm Springs Rd. 1 run for large dogs & 1 for small dogs. There is 1 shaded picnic area.  Clark County Park Rules, Regulation & Info webpage

Sunset Park has 22 first come first serve areas and 9 reservable areas.  Map of Sunset Park picnic areas (JPG).

Ammenities include picnic areas, 9 softball fields, 2 Little League fields, 8 basketball courts, 5 playgrounds, several miles of walk paths, fitness course, splash pad, disc golf course, dog park, pond, RC boat ramp, 7 sand volleyball courts, 8 tennis courts & restrooms.

More than 200 plant species in the Mojave Desert are found nowhere else on the planet and many of them are preserved at Sunset.The park is also home to abundant wildlife. Migratory birds also make Sunset Pond a stop on their travel.

Sunset Park has a 27 hole disc (Frisbee) golf course located next to Eastern Ave. along the western edge of the park. The size of the course is 7,608 ft (2,319 m) by 8,775 ft (2,675 m). There are 24 mixed tees (concrete holes). The course is used for leagues, tournaments and public use.  Disc Golf Course Map (PDF)

Native Discovery Area 

  • Children's Discovery Area with social and interactive play equipment and native play sculpture
  • Native Mojave demonstration gardens
  • Drainage channel with two stone-clad bridge crossings to trails
  • The new park access road from Sunset Road to the interior of existing park
  • 12' wide colored asphalt native discovery trails
  • Interpretive signage
  • Picnic shade shelters with picnic tables, BBQ's and trash receptacles
  • Shaded natural picnic areas with game tables

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