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Summer Splash Event for Nathaniel Jones Park Grand Opening on June 23 - Fun, free for whole family

Nathaniel Jones Park at the Mountain’s Edge master plan is hosting a Summer Splash event to celebrate its official grand opening. The free event will be 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, June 23 at the 20-acre park, located at 8800 Sparkling Chandon Dr. in the best-selling master planned community developed by Focus Property Group in southwest Las Vegas.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. will be held near the park entrance. Summer Splash activities will feature inflatable water slides and a Squirt Gun Fight Tent that will house an activity that’s similar to paintball but with squirt guns. The tent will have large barrels for people to maneuver between and hide behind to squirt their friends and family with water. Squirt guns will be provided or attendees can bring their own.

Festivities also will include a deejay, dancing, arts and crafts, scavenger hunt, petting zoo, pony rides, booths and other activities highlighting the new park, which offers a lighted basketball court, tot lot with shade structure, splash pad, large turf areas, walking trails and shade structures. Several food vendors will be selling hamburger, hot dogs, funnel cakes and other cool treats.

Park landscaping and design follows Focus Property Group’s commitment to protecting the natural desert environment and conservation. Plants, shrubs, trees and ground covering in the park and throughout the southwest Las Vegas master plan are drought tolerant, requiring minimal water to thrive, while still providing large shrub massing and color to enhance the area’s aesthetic quality and natural beauty.

In keeping with Mountain’s Edge’s tradition of honoring early Las Vegas Valley pioneers, the park is named for the supervisor of one of the region’s first large-scale projects. When lead and silver reserves were discovered at nearby Potosi Mountain, Nathaniel Jones was sent by Brigham Young to oversee a mining operation in conjunction with the creation of a nearby Mormon outpost and fort in 1855.

For information, call Katie Tamanini, lifestyle director for the Mountain’s Edge Master Association, at 702-932-0468.

Mountain’s Edge and its New Home Information Center are located at 9275 S. Buffalo Drive, just south of Blue Diamond Road. The center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or visit or call 702-898-5777.

About Mountain’s Edge
Mountain’s Edge is a 3,500-acre master planned community in southwest Las Vegas that celebrates the rich history and natural beauty of the area. Developed by Focus Property Group, it has consistently ranked among the country’s top 10 best-selling master planned communities by RCLCO and other leading independent real estate advisory firms. Mountain’s Edge is recognized for close proximity to the Red Rock National Conservation Area, major employment and Las Vegas Strip entertainment offerings; a wealth of floor plans and single and multi-family subdivisions from top builders; parks, trails and open spaces; and public facilities and schools. A series of paseos wind through the community, connecting residents and their neighborhoods to recreation areas. These include the new Nathaniel Jones Park and the 80-acre Exploration Park with volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, picnic areas, amphitheater, playgrounds and the 2,846-foot-tall Exploration Peak. Mountain’s Edge is located at 9725 S. Buffalo Drive (corner of Buffalo Dr. and Blue Diamond Rd.). For information, call 898-5777 or visit

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When: Saturday, June 23, 2012

Where: Nathaniel Jones Park, 8800 Sparkling Chandon Dr., Las Vegas, 89178 at Mountain's Edge

Cost: Not available

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Community

Event posted June 6, 2012
Last updated June 6, 2012

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