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Mountain's Edge

Nathaniel Jones Park Opens with Massive Water Fight

June 7th, 2012

The Grand Opening of Nathaniel Jones Park is set for Saturday, June 23.

On Saturday, June 23, the Mountain’s Edge master planned community is hosting a Summer Splash event to celebrate the official grand opening of Nathaniel Jones Park! Make sure to bring your favorite water-blasters and super-soakers, because this free event features a water fight inside the Squirt Gun Fight Tent. Housed inside the tent, participants will make use of the obstacle field littered with barrels to crawl through and hide behind to avoid water attacks by family and friends.

Squirt guns also will be provided free of charge for anyone looking to join in on the fun!

Date: Saturday, June 23

Time: 3pm to 7pm, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m.     

Where: Nathaniel Jones Park, 8800 Sparkling Chandon Dr.

Festivities also will include a deejay, dancing, arts and crafts, scavenger hunt, petting zoo, pony rides, booths and other activities highlighting the new park, which offers a lighted basketball court, tot lot with shade structure, splash pad, large turf areas, walking trails and shade structures. Several food vendors will be selling hamburger, hot dogs, funnel cakes and other cool treats.

Park landscaping and design follows Focus Property Group’s commitment to protecting the natural desert environment and conservation. Plants, shrubs, trees and ground covering in the park and throughout the southwest Las Vegas master plan are drought tolerant, requiring minimal water to thrive, while still providing large shrub massing and color to enhance the area’s aesthetic quality and natural beauty.

In keeping with Mountain’s Edge’s tradition of honoring early Las Vegas Valley pioneers, the park is named for the supervisor of one of the region’s first large-scale projects. When lead and silver reserves were discovered at nearby Potosi Mountain, Nathaniel Jones was sent by Brigham Young to oversee a mining operation in conjunction with the creation of a nearby Mormon outpost and fort in 1855.

Mountain’s Edge and its New Home Information Center are located at 9275 S. Buffalo Drive, just south of Blue Diamond Road. The center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 702-898-5777.

Nathaniel Jones Park features lighted basketball courts.

A play structure at Nathaniel Jones Park.

A walking path running through Nathaniel Jones Park.