Clark County Wetlands Park Launches New Park App
Clark County Wetlands Park is excited to announce the launch of a new mobile app called Wetlands Park Navigator. The app was created in partnership with the Wetlands Park Friends, the non-profit organization that supports Park programs and activities. REI Co-op provided funding through their community grant program that encourages everyone to enjoy the outdoors. A launch party is planned at the Wetlands Park Nature Center on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to stop at the Nature Center to download the new app and try it out on the trails and in the Exhibit Gallery. Visitors who visit the app launch table will receive prizes and refreshments.
“Friends has underwritten the cost to produce and provide two years of maintenance for the Navigator in English, Spanish, and Tagalog. Visitors who download and install the free app can use it to find their way along Park trails and learn about Park habitats, plants, animals, and amenities like Trailheads,” said Chris Leavitt, Friends Board President. “The app also works indoors in the Wetlands Park Nature Center Exhibit Gallery and features an audio tour of the exhibits. We encourage everyone to come to the park and try it out.”
As one of the largest urban wetlands in the Southwest, the Clark County Wetlands Park is mostly undeveloped and shaped by urban water runoff and reclaimed water that flows through the Las Vegas Wash and into Lake Mead. More than 300 species of birds and 70 species of mammals and reptiles have been spotted in the park, including beavers, coyotes, bobcats, and snakes. The park offers a variety of discovery walks, story times, volunteer opportunities, and other activities through the fall and winter months that the public can learn about on Clark County’s website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov by visiting the Wetlands Park pages of Clark County’s Parks and Recreation Department.