The Clark County Wetlands Park in Las Vegas, is home to meadows, nature and a diversity of wildlife.
Clark County Wetlands Park (Las Vegas) vs The Quinterribles
Wetlands Park – Las Vegas, NV
Transmitted from Quinterribles HQ
Mission Title: Clark County Wetlands Park (Las Vegas)
Objective: Survive the Wildlife Encounters on Concrete Sidewalks
Location: Las Vegas, NV
The Quinterribles are summoned to the Clark County Wetlands Park in Las Vegas, for a friend’s birthday party in the rain. This park is known as a nature and animal preserve in Las Vegas, among the deserts and concrete. While celebrating a birthday, we have a direct run in with nature, in the middle of the desert.
From WikiPedia: The Clark County Wetlands Park is the largest park in the Clark County, Nevada park system. The park is located on the east side of the Las Vegas valley and runs from the various water treatment plants near the natural beginning of the Las Vegas Wash to where the wash flows under Lake Las Vegas and later into Lake Mead. One purpose of the park is to reduce the environmental impact of the waste water and stormwater runoff leaving the drainage basin area, by building a constructed wetland. This is being accomplished by installing a series of water flow control structures such as dams and weirs and by creating ponds that together slow down the flow of the water, catching silt, and reducing the undercutting of the dirt walls that form the wash. As of June, 2005 nine of these structures were operational.
The sides of the wash are being stabilized by installing native plants and large pieces of demolished construction debris. Some of the native plants, especially those in the areas of standing water, also help to purify the water by removing various pollutants as the slow moving water provides these plants with nourishment. This method of purification is also called natural water polishing. The second purpose of the park is education. The displays within the park attempt to show visitors how the wash looked before major settlement occurred in the valley and how much impact people have had on the environment.
The park has a nature center with displays about the park’s plants and animals. There are miles of walking paths.
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Quinterribles Official Report:
Family friends invited us to the Wetlands Park for a birthday party in nature. This was our first time visiting the park, where they have a natural wash, several exhibits on wildlife, water use, and walking paths. This particular day was rainy and muddy, and despite the weather conditions, we had a great time. Along the way, we ran into several birds and animal tracks, along with a fun hike through mud. There was no admission fee to this park, and its open to the public. If you’re from parts of the country where there is more green, this may be a welcome change, and a taste of home.
Quinterribles Final Mission Conclusion:
|Family Fun:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Cost/Value:||(5.0 / 5)|
|Would Go Again:||(3.5 / 5)|
|Average:||(4.2 / 5)|