National Trails Spotlight
Spring is in the air and National Trail has begun to plant over 12,000 flowers in their green houses that will be spread throughout our parks and the community. These flowers aren’t the only things that will be popping up throughout the parks this year. National Trail will be opening new parks, adding additional amenities and providing dozens of new program opportunities for the residents of Clark County. The below are just a few of the upcoming things to look forward to:
Buck Creek Nature Park
Opening June 5, the Buck Creek Nature Park will provide a unique and exciting nature educational for park goers. Educational native plant plots, outdoor amphitheatre, wildflower walking trail and picnic area will all be included in this park. A major attraction will be the natural playground and adventure literacy trail. These elements will allow children to actively engage with nature through imaginative play and outdoor exploration.
Snyder Park Spray Ground
The Friends of Snyder Park are in the process of raising over $300,000 to build a water spray ground next to the Rotary All-Accessible Playground, which was added in the spring of 2014. The spray ground will use electronic controls to create a FREE, refreshing water experience for children of our community. This spray ground will be a magnet for other park activities, a long-term improvement for the park and great amenity for this community. The spray ground is planned to open this July.
Coyote Crusaders is an educational outreach program for youth ages 10 – 16. This effort is designed to teach natural history of the coyote and provide the tools, knowledge for public information outreach and teach wildlife monitoring. All participants will receive crusader kits and program materials. Interested participants should call 328-7275 for application information.
All upcoming program and park information can be found in our quarterly activity guide, which can be downloaded at (link - http://www.ntprd.org/NewsLetter.html)
About National Trail
The District manages over 1,300 acres of beautiful parks and facilities and nearly 30 miles of multi-use trails. Our staff members are dedicated to providing quality parks, facilities, services and programs for the residents of Clark County. We share the vision to create community through people, parks and programs.