Photo Gallery | New Park Opens at Tropicana and Decatur
A new park opened in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley Monday.
Charlie Frias Park is on the northwest corner of Tropicana Avenue and Decatur Boulevard. The park is nearly 80 acres, which is divided into 14 acres of sports fields, 12 acres of park land, and 14 acres of natural conservation areas. There are also playgrounds, a splash pad, tennis courts, basketball courts, a dog park, picnic pavilions, restrooms, walking paths and a flood detention basin.
"This park is a wonderful asset in the heart of our community that offers many outdoor recreational opportunities, and still maintains the natural beauty of our Mojave Desert," said Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, whose District A includes the park.
Officials broke ground on the park two years ago. Funding for the $23 million project came from the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act, the Regional Flood Control District and from the Frias family.