Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Las Vegas Park Review #13: Mesa Park

Las Vegas Park Review #13:  Mesa Park, 5401 Mesa Park Drive (Summerlin, near Bishop Gorman high school)

- Nice, new playground equipment with two specific age group areas
- A lot of green space (generally used for sports - lacrosse when we were there)
- Lovely playing fields, basketball courts, and tennis courts
- Beautiful views of nearby cliffs
- A real feeling of distance from busy streets and activity. 

- I hesitate to say this, since it's based on just one visit, but there was a group of really snooty moms there that was not interested in playing with, watching, or disciplining their children.  One little kid probably 3 years old or so somehow made it across the large, depressed lacrosse field and up the other side and was about to run into the road before her mom came barrelling over to get her. 

- Noise from construction on nearby houses (but yay for construction resuming!!!) 
- No splash pad

All-in-all, this was a good park.  C had more fun exploring the greenspace than playing on the playground equipment, which was great since the "parents" were lounging there while their kids took over.  We felt completely safe here (at about 2:30 on a weekday afternoon).  I didn't see any security. 

There were restrooms, but we didn't venture inside.  Seemed like a nice building, though. 

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