Summerlin is a 22,500-acre (9,100 ha) master-planned community under development by The Howard Hughes Corporation in the Las Vegas Valley of Nevada near the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It lies within the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, and in unincorporated Clark County. Summerlin is named for Howard Hughes’ grandmother, Jean Amelia Summerlin. The community includes a variety of land uses, including: residential, commercial, recreational, educational, medical, open space, and cultural. As of the 2010 census, Summerlin’s population is nearly 100,000, up from its 59,000 population in 2000.
Most Summerlin neighborhoods have small pocket parks that are maintained by one of the Summerlin associations which make up a system of almost 150 parks. Large community parks, which are available for use to all Summerlin residents, are located throughout Summerlin. As of 2008 there are nearly two dozen community parks that feature a variety of recreational amenities. These include league play soccer fields, baseball and t-ball fields, football fields, basketball courts, swimming pools, playgrounds, tennis courts, community centers, sand volleyball courts, horseshoes, bocce ball and shuffleboard courts, a tricycle course, interactive water spray features, motorized toy areas and barbecue areas.
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