If you’re a nature lover keen on hiking and have already trekked through Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon, want to spend some more time outdoors, or are new to the city and are in desperate need of nature, Secret Las Vegas has compiled a list of some of the best parks and gardens around the city. Home to an abundance of amenities and interesting features, these greener parts of Las Vegas have a lot to offer.
1. Springs Preserve
Springs Preserve is 180-acre cultural institution visualizing a sustainable future. As well as being home to museums and galleries, the oasis listed on the National Register of Historic Places boasts a vibrant botanical garden. Named one of the “Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Traveling For” at the Garden Tourism Awards, Spring Preserve’s botanical garden nurtures Mojave Desert and desert-adapted plants.
Explore the rose garden, Mojave collection, Cactus Alley, Palm Garden, and more. What’s more, with train rides, a playground, and a splash pad on offer, this nature preserve in Las Vegas makes for the perfect family day out.
🌺 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas
2. Sunset Park
Located near Harry Reid National Airport, Sunset Regional Park has been providing an idyllic setting for fun-filled picnics and afternoon strolls since 1967. Today, nature lovers can find picnic areas, five playgrounds, a dog park, nine football fields, eight basketball courts, a lake, jogging trails, and so much more. Whether you are in the mood to sweat it all out while playing volleyball or want to spend a spell fishing for free on a lake, there’s an amenity for everyone at Sunset Park.
🌺 2601 Sunset Rd, Las Vegas
3. Lorenzi Park
Make your way to Lorenzi Park in Las Vegas where children’s play areas, picnic structures, tennis courts, soccer and softball fields, basketball courts, and many more amenities await your arrival. You can spend a whole day at Lorenzi Park playing games, fishing at one of the two lakes, and escaping the hustle and bustle at this natural oasis completed with fun and exercise in mind.
🌺 3333 W Washington Ave, Las Vegas
4. Floyd Lamb Park
If you haven’t already been to this 680-acre park in Nevada, it’s the perfect place to unwind and take a break from the fast-paced Las Vegas life. Floyd Lamb Park boasts plenty of wildlife, stunning views of the Sheep and Spring Mountain Ranges, lakes, and Tule Springs Ranch. As well as taking a long walk or cooking lunch at one of the barbecue grills, visitors can learn about the traditional methods used when working on a ranch at the historic aforementioned ranch nestled inside the park.
🌺 9200 Tule Springs Rd, Las Vegas
5. The Clark County Wetlands Park
Spanning across 2,900 acres, you can find Wetlands Park on the eastern edge of the Las Vegas Valley. Developed in 1991, the park is now home to 300 species of birds and 70 species of mammals and reptiles. The public can follow some the many trails, discover art classes for adults and kids, join a group program, request a school field trip, and more.
🌺 Wetlands Park Ln, Whitney, NV
6. Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden
Now for something truly unique—the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden located in the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. Less of an opportunity to embrace the outdoors and more of a flood of vibrant colors and creativity, the 14,000-square foot Botanical Gardens is a celebration of Mother Nature and all her seasons. Behold the seasonal and striking displays at the Bellagio and reintroduce yourself to the meaning of flora and fauna.
🌺 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
7. Las Vegas Community Healing Garden
The Las Vegas Community Healing Garden is a place for people to come together and remember the 58 people who were killed by a gunman in 2017. Featuring a wall of remembrance, flowers, shrubs, trees, and benches, the garden was created to make “something beautiful out of something horrific.”
🌺 1015 S Casino Center Blvd, Las Vegas
8. University of Nevada-Las Vegas Arboretum & Xeric Garden
Established in May 1985, the arboretum at the University of Las Vegas consists of over eighty acres of land and a two acre Xeric Garden. The water-wise garden, trees and shrubs provide a peaceful landscape at the university. Observe plants from regions around the world and understand the arboretum’s mission “to investigate new plants and cultivars”.
🌺 University of Nevada, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas