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Grand Opening Saturday for Nature Center at Wetlands Park
Grand Opening Saturday for Nature Center at Wetlands Park

 

A grand opening and dedication Saturday will mark the opening of the new Clark County Wetlands Park Nature Center.

The park is located at 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, about a mile east of Boulder Highway off Tropicana Avenue. The dedication ceremony will be held on the raised observation deck near the new exhibit gallery.

The deck features views of the 210-acre Nature Preserve, which has 13 miles of hiking trails and is home to more than 200 species of birds and more than 70 species of mammals and reptiles.

Clark County Wetlands Park was created in 2001 during the building boom to preserve natural wetlands and habitat area, improve water quality and control erosion along the Las Vegas Wash. Reclaimed water from the Las Vegas urban area flows through Wetlands Park and allows a permanent plant community to live.

The Nature Center Exhibit Gallery, a centerpiece of the complex, features colorful and educational exhibits. A nature store inside the gallery and a cafĂ© nearby are scheduled to open in the future.  The Nature Center is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day. Outdoor park hours are dawn to dusk.