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Six great parks for kids in Henderson

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Mona Shield-Payne / Special to the Sun

Xcel, a 3-year-old Baussie, flies in the air to snag a frisbee while competing with Sierra Lyman at the City of Henderson’s 11 Annual Bark in the Park event at Cornerstone Park Saturday, March 8, 2014.

With 58 parks throughout Henderson boasting a variety of amenities, it can be hard to know which will best meet your kids’ needs. Here are a few really great ones to help narrow the choice:

Reunion Trails Park, 44 Chapata Dr.

Complete with a dog park, splash pad and a covered playground, this park lets you take your kids outside without having to worry so much about sunburns.

Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Dr.

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The sun begins to set at Anthem Hills Park.

This park is massive at 53 acres and even includes an 8-mile trail. For sport-loving kids and parents, this is the place to be. It has a baseball field, basketball courts, and volleyball courts, skate park and even a roller hockey rink.

Hidden Falls Park, 281 W. Horizon Dr.

Nestled at the foot of Black Mountain, this park offers a lighted basketball court, two dog parks, a splash pad, skate park, and a playground. With hiking trails and picnic areas, this is a great weekend spot for the whole family.

Discovery Park, 2011 Paseo Verde Pkwy.

This park is great for little ones and big kids with a complete toddler playground and a children’s playground. It has a baseball field and a large, open grass area with large trees decorating the whole border.

Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Dr.

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The water feature at Mission Hills Park in Henderson.

Whether you want to play a set of tennis with your kids, have a barbeque with the family, cool down on the splash pad, or just explore the 22-acre grounds, this park has just about everything.

Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy.

For those hoping for a park with a bit more scenery, Cornerstone features a 31-acre lake with trails to walk and bike. The park is complete with places to picnic, play basketball, volleyball, and a large playground.

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