Last Thursday, the City of Henderson hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its newest park and first-ever community garden, Pumpkin Park.
This grand opening marks the 71st park within the City of Henderson, furthers the City’s commitment to ensuring every resident has a park within a 10-minute walk. To date, 75 percent of Henderson residents live within a 10-minute walk to a public park.
Pumpkin Park will open in phases, beginning with the community garden. Residents can reserve beds to grow their own produce in the community garden portion of the park. All beds are currently reserved. To stay up to date on availability, visit cityofhenderson.com.
The City of Henderson is partnering with Garden Farms to help manage the garden and host several educational and hands-on programs for the community.
Phase 2 plans include a playground, splash pad, shaded picnic areas and other traditional park amenities. Additional details on Phase 2 will be announced at a later date.
Earlier this month, Henderson Mayor Michelle Romero joined Mayors for Parks Coalition, a group managed by City Parks Alliance. The national bipartisan coalition was created in 2013 and includes mayors from large and small cities across the country who advocate for increased federal funding for the country's urban parks.
This year, Henderson parks were ranked No. 19 in the nation by the Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore® index — a national gold-standard comparison of park systems across the 100 most populated cities in the United States.
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