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4-Letter Friday: FREE Fun in Las Vegas

Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, eXp Realty

Las Vegas is known for a lot of things, but not its parks. That’s a mistake, because Clark County has some ah-mazing-parks.

One of them turns 50 this month: Sunset Park. The first time I visited Sunset Park was to attend the Medieval Faire. There’s so much land-324 acres to be exact-you can’t believe the neon lights of the Strip are just spittin’ distance away, as we say in Texas.

Did you there’s a fishing pond in Sunset Park? In addition to nine softball fields, eight basketball courts, eight tennis courts and miles of walking paths.

Mark Hall-Patton will lead a historical tour of the park today to celebrate its birthday. He is the administrator for the Clark County Museum System but you know him from Pawn Stars.

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If you have to work and can’t attend the talk, just visit the park, just not this Sunday because it’s playoff day!!!!! But I digress. The dog park areas are the best.

The park opens at 6 am and closes at 11 pm.

Here is some history: A thousand years ago the Paiute Indian tribe lived on the land because it was one of only two places in the valley that had running water above ground. A casino owner, J. Kell Houssels transformed the land into a horse ranch in the 1950s. He wanted to turn it into a golf resort, but he couldn’t get the water rights from the state.

Thank you state. Because now it’s Clark County’s biggest, oldest park.

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