But that was the 90s and early 2000s. Today, Summerlin offers more than 25 community parks—over 300, including small neighborhood parks—across three regions and 25 villages and districts, making it a favorite destination for new residents moving to Las Vegas.
Summerlin parks offer endless activities like pickleball courts, disc golf, zip lines, and adventurous playgrounds I could only dream about as a kid.
Since choosing a park can be challenging, I visited each major Summerlin park last month, so you don’t have to. This post details our pick for the five must-visit Summerlin Parks, including full details and photos.
5 must-visit Summerlin Parks
Summerlin parks range in size from the 61.9-acre Pueblo Park to the 4-acre Oak Leaf Park. But even the smallest Summerlin Park offers a unique experience making narrowing down the best parks challenging.
Instead, we asked if you could only use five parks in Summerlin, which five have every activity you need.
We narrowed it down, and these Summerlin parks made the top list:
The 10.8-acre Stonebridge park features:
- Four Pickleball courts
- One Basketball court with six hoops
- Two playgrounds, including a partially shaded main playground
- A swing set
- Lighted soccer fields
- Shaded picnic areas
- A walking trail
The four fenced pickleball courts are a neighborhood hit, so you’ll likely find a busy court anytime.
Stonebridge park is located at 870 Crossbridge Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89138.
Stonebridge Park Photos
Conveniently located near the Town Center and 215-beltway, Gardens Park features numerous sports, The Gardens community center, and actual community gardens.
A complete list of Gardens Park features includes:
- lighted basketball courts
- two lighted tennis courts
- sand volleyball court
- lighted bocce
- shuffleboard courts
- children’s play area
- large open festival lawn area
- picnic pavilions
- community garden areas
- plant maze
The park holds a farmers market on the north side during the spring and summer.
The Gardens Park is located at 10401 Garden Park Drive Las Vegas, NV 89135.
The Gardens Park Photos
Unless you’re a little-league baseball family or live in Mesa Ridge, you may have never noticed Mesa Park while driving through the area.
Tucked deep into the Mesa Village of Summerlin South, the 19-acre Mesa Park is known best for its three lighted baseball diamonds. But the features only continue from there.
Mesa Park features:
- Three baseball diamonds
- Concession stand
- Two tennis courts
- full-court basketball court
- Shaded playground
- Picnic area
- Multi-use grass field
Aside from Mesa Park, Summerlin parks with baseball diamonds include The Vistas Park (2), Oxford park (1), The Trails Park and Pool (3), and The Willows Park (2).
Mesa park is located at 5401 Mesa Park Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89135.
Mesa Park Photos
Fox Hill Park is 11.2 acres of adventure and climbing for kids. The park features multiple zip lines and climbing playground equipment, including a 30-foot climbing tower.
While the climbing and adventure make Fox Hill a hit for kids, the 18-hole disc golf course is a unique Summerlin Park feature for all ages. Just do your best to avoid the distraction because this elevated park provides a stunning view of the Las Vegas Strip and Valley.
A complete list of features for Fox Hill park includes:
- Zip lines
- Climbing tower
- Adventure playground
- Disc Golf
- Hilly walking trail
- Grass hills
- Shaded picnic pavilion
Fox Hill Park is part of The Paseos Village and sits adjacent to Bill & Rosemary Vassiliadis Elementary School. The park’s location to the school makes parking, plus ingress and egress, challenging after school is released.
Mesa park is located at 5401 Mesa Park Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89135.
Fox Hill Park Photos
The Vistas Park is a 24-acre park packed with lighted sports fields and courts, including Summerlin’s first football field.
The Vistas Park offers:
- Two little league baseball/softball fields
- Football field
- Two Tennis courts
- Full-court basketball and four additional hoops
- A concession stand
- Picnic Pavillion
- The Vistas Pool
- Children’s Lagoon
- Shaded Playground
- Grass Fields
- Walking Trails
The Vistas Community Center and Pool are on the South East corner of the park. The 12,000-square-foot community center opened in 2016, providing meeting rooms, a kitchen, an outdoor pool with a slide, a children’s lagoon, and water features for The Vistas and Summerlin West residents.
Linda Rankin Givens Elementary School is adjacent to The Vistas Park, but plenty of parking is available.
The Vistas Community Park and Pool is located at 11322 Parkside Way, Las Vegas, NV 89138.
The Vistas Community Park and Pool Photos
Summerlin Park rules
All of Summerlin’s Parks and Community Centers are owned and operated by the Summerlin Council.
The rules and regulations of Summerlin parks are:
- Park is open daily until 10:30 pm
- No alcoholic beverages or glass containers are allowed in the park
- No dogs are allowed in the park unless they are restrained by a leash. Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets.
- No dogs are allowed in activity or sports areas. All other animals prohibited.
- No vehicles are allowed in the park except in posted parking areas or roadways. All vehicles entering and operating in the park shall strictly obey traffic laws and posted signs.
- Absolutely no parking in red zones and along curbed entry ways.
- No camping or lodging is allowed in the park.
- No fires are allowed other than in the park barbecue.
- No fireworks, firearms or weapons of any type are allowed in the park.
- No golfing is allowed in the park
- Sales of any kind are prohibited unless prior authorization is obtained from the Summerlin council.
- Reservation of area in the park for approved special events is available through special use permits from the Summerlin council.
- Any damaging or defacing of any real or personal property in the park is strictly prohibited. Any person found to have committed an act of vandalism shall be prosecuted. Anyone witnessing any act of vandalism is requested to call the Summerlin Council at 702-341-5500.
Furthermore, all sports courts and pools have strict rules, so always find and read posted signs before playing. For sports courts, no sponsored events, team practice, glass or alcoholic beverages, profanity, loud music, or shoes with soles that mark the court are allowed.
Most parks limit time on tennis and pickleball courts to one or one and a half hours, depending on single or doubles play.
If you’ve ever questioned how many activities Summerlin Parks offer, between this list alone, residents of Summerlin can enjoy:
- Disc golf
- Sand volleyball
- Roller hockey
- Water slides
- Picnic pavilions
- Adventure playgrounds
- Splash pads
The parks even interconnect across 200+ miles of trails.
After several long days of visiting Summerlin Parks, I walked away impressed and excited about what Summerlin will introduce next.
Summerlin spans 22,500 acres with over 53,000 homes and 120,000 residents. And The Howard Hughes Corporation is just over halfway done.
Summerlin projects another 30 years of development before calling the award-winning community complete. This means more parks—seven new parks are currently planned with open dates through 2024 in the Redpoint and Kestrel Districts—that provide fun, healthful activities for all.
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