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Destination Planning Guide

HENDERSON QUICK FACTS Henderson was “born in America’s defense” during World War II, supplying the U.S. War Department with magnesium for munitions and airplane parts. Officially incorporated in 1953, Henderson has grown into a community of small town values with big city efficiencies. As the second-largest city in Nevada, Henderson is just minutes from the glamorous Las Vegas Strip, engineering marvel of the Hoover Dam and the tranquil beauty of Lake Mead. Known throughout the nation for its premier master-planned communities, relaxing resorts, outstanding parks and recreation facilities and cultural arts, Henderson offers an enhanced quality of life for those who choose to live, learn, work and play here. INCORPORATED: 1953 CITY SLOGAN: “A Place To Call Home” CITY SEAL: Circular multicolor, with mountains, lake, golf course, homes, industry and cactus depicted CITY FLAG: Blue background/white writing with “Henderson Nevada” along top, Torch in center of flag, with “Flamma Industriae” written beneath (Flame of Industry) TOTAL POPULATION: 279,226, comparable to Lincoln, Nebraska; Plano, Texas; and Newark, New Jersey TOTAL SQUARE MILES: More than 105. Comparable to Surprise, AZ; Cape Coral, FL; and Shreveport, LA ELEVATION: 1,940 feet above sea level TOPOGRAPHY: Henderson occupies the entire southern rim of the Las Vegas Valley stretching from the east of Boulder Highway to the west of Interstate 15. Features include level desert, access to the Colorado River and Lake Mead, and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area; along with Black Mountain and McCullough Mountains GOLF COURSES: 10 total courses (1 municipal, 6 public and 3 private) CITY PARKS: 62 city parks (including 5 school parks) nearly 1,300 total acres BASEBALL/SOFTBALL FIELDS: 93, many lighted MULTI-PURPOSE SOCCER/LACROSSE 40, many lighted TENNIS COURTS: 53, many lighted TRAILS: Over 100 linear miles. Includes River Mountains Loop Trail, Pittman Wash Trail, and Boulder Highway Trail 6


Destination Planning Guide
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