If you're looking for a park or garden in Las Vegas--or just a place to have a picnic--you'll be happy to know that such places do exist in the City of Neon. For a small dose of floral beauty, visit the Bellagio's Conservatory and Botanical Garden. The seasonal displays attract big crowds, and the artful displays are the subject of a lot of photography. Away from the Las Vegas Strip, visitors will find a more traditional selection of parks and gardens.
Pack up a lunch to visit the historic Floyd Lamb Park (also known as Tule Springs), an oasis of greenery and ponds surrounded by fossil beds. If you like to fish, you can do so in the park's ponds after acquiring a Nevada fishing license. Closer to the Las Vegas Strip, Sunset Park commands a terrific view of the planes landing at McCarren International Airport. The mature trees here are a rarity in urban Las Vegas.
Further out of town, you can picnic and hike at Red Rock Canyon or the Valley of Fire. Be prepared before venturing out into the desert--bring water, make sure your vehicle is in shape, and double-check to be certain you've got your camera.
Have you ever seen a Desert Bighorn Sheep? How about one in a city park? In Boulder City, the Bighorns like to hang out in Hemenway Valley Park. You can eat your picnic while watching these beautiful creatures graze on the grass.
3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South
2601 East Sunset Road
Great place to watch the planes landing at McCarren Airport... read more
9200 Tule Springs Road
Originally known as Tule Springs. Historic site with ponds, fishing, and picnicking... read more
6375 Highway 159
Historic buildings in beautiful surroundings...
State Rt. 156/157/158
The locals call it Mt. Charleston... read more
State Route 159 from Charleston Boulevard
(17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip)
Beautiful desert area west of Las Vegas... read more
Interstate 15 on exit 75, P. O. Box 515
(Six miles from Lake Mead)
Other-worldly rock formations on the edge of Lake Mead... read more
333 S. Valley View Blvd
7050 Wetlands Park Lane