North Las Vegas officials this week lauded the Clark County Commission for its Tuesday decision to allocate $6.5 million for construction of the amphitheater and pond at Craig Ranch Regional Park, which is set to open Oct. 25.
“North Las Vegas is very grateful to Commissioner Lawrence Weekly for his leadership to secure this funding for the amphitheater,” Mayor John J. Lee said. “We are thankful for the unanimous support of our entire County Commission.
“The Commission's vote recognizes the changes we are making to erase our City's history of not playing well with others and demonstrates our commitment to the new spirit of cooperation by focusing on uniting our valley's governments around regional interests.”
North Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Anita G. Wood also expressed appreciation.
“This allocation is the result of combined efforts by Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Commissioner Weekly, myself, our mayor and the entire County Commission to bring a wonderful project to our residents,” Wood said.
Councilwoman Pamela A. Goynes-Brown thanked the county, noting the project is expected to elevate the park as a global attraction.
“This will put our regional park on the map, attracting artists from around the world and giving our citizens a renewed sense of pride,” Goynes-Brown said. “It has the added benefit of boosting the economy. We’re already seeing businesses come in across the street that will cater to park visitors.”
Councilman Wade Wagner said he is thankful for the cooperation among the county and city leaders.
“I’m happy Clark County has taken a real interest in making our regional park top-notch,” he said. “This amphitheater will attract quality performers from around the country and be a real plus for our community.”
Councilman Isaac E. Barron thanked the county for the opportunity the new project provides residents across Southern Nevada.
“I extend my sincerest gratitude for Clark County’s support of our project,” Barron said. “We will make the most of this amphitheater and expect it will create a great opportunity for our residents and residents across the valley as a whole.”
North Las Vegas will hold a day-long celebration for the grand opening of Craig Ranch Regional Park beginning at 9 a.m. on Oct. 25. The park, located at 628 W. Craig Road, offers a wide variety of recreational amenities, from a five-acre dog park to adventure playgrounds, a four-bowl skate park and bucolic scenery. It also provides lush habitat for wildlife and an escape to “Nurture Your Nature.”