Las Vegas has had a lot of things come and go. Casinos. Hotels. Restaurants. Shows. Brothels. But now planning to build one type of attraction it’s never had.
Las Vegas is getting its very first urban central park.
The plan is for the park to be in Downtown Las Vegas, across the street from City Hall. It’ll take up one whole city block and the city’s goal is to turn it into a smaller (*cough* much smaller *cough*) version of New York’s Central Park.
The space would take up roughly 1.5 acres and would tentatively include public and social events for music, art and fitness; benches, bike racks and storage; a bike rental station; restrooms; a café; shaded seating; and elements of natural character and local history.
“Given the typical daily influx of workers and visitors into the core area, (the) park will likely attract office employees during the daytime, residents in the evening, and visitors during weekends and holidays,” the city of Las Vegas said in a recent report.
The first major step has occurred – the City Council agreed last month to purchase the property of a bail bonds business that’s on the planned space right now. It’s the last parcel on the square block.
“I’m excited about us completing the area here across from City Hall,” said Councilwoman Olivia Diaz. “I think it’ll definitely bring an area that hopefully our community can enjoy down the road.”
Construction could be expected to begin in a year and until then, the city is considering using part of the block for parking.
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