Mountain’s Edge Parks & Amenities
Mountain’s Edge is home to many parks integrated with the natural environment. Exploration Peak, the mountain park at the main entrance to the community, was re-vegetated with close to 10,000 native yucca and creosote plants. The playground is on a 2,800-foot natural mountain with an 80-acre western-themed park at the bottom.
Walking and biking trails lead to scenic mountaintop vistas with a panoramic view of the Las Vegas Valley, as well as the Mountain’s Edge community itself. Other features of Exploration Park include replicas of a western town and Indian village, an archaeology dig site, a water play area and outdoor amphitheater.
The 220-acre Mountain’s Edge Regional Park offers enhanced picnic facilities, BBQ pits, shelters, restrooms and dog water fountains, with an ice-cream man on the weekends. Its 18-acre fitness area features racquet sports, basketball court, baseball diamond, multi-use turf fields, an outdoor climbing experience, large outdoor gym area with exercise stations, walking trail, skate park, and two age-specific jungle gyms. There’s also a mini bike town complete with tiny streets, stop signs and crosswalks for kids to learn bike and scooter safety as they ride.
Nathaniel Jones Park is the perfect neighborhood park and meeting area. You can play basketball, jog along the walking trail, take the kids to the tot lot and splash pad, and gather the family for a picnic.
Paiute Park is a newer park in Mountain’s Edge, and it features a multi-use sports field, basketball courts, sand volleyball and tot lot.
This southwest Las Vegas community also puts you close to an incredible number of businesses and industrial plazas up and down Blue Diamond Road, otherwise known as State Route 160. The town of Blue Diamond is only 10 minutes away and offers a blast from the past, complete with a general store where you can grab a soda or play board games with some friends. Further down the highway, you’ll find Mountain Springs and the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
To the east of Mountain’s Edge is the Silverton Casino, one of the favorite local hangouts for catching live entertainment, conventions and a night out gambling. Next door, you’ll find Bass Pro Shops and the first Cracker Barrel built between LA and St. George, Utah.
Being right along Blue Diamond Road, and close to the 215 Beltway, Mountain’s Edge gives you easy access to the entire playground of Las Vegas, including the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Enjoy a night out on the town with a 5-star dinner and a live show, or grab some Happy Hour cocktails with friends before a movie at the gorgeous Town Center open-air mall. Either way, it’s a 15-minute trip, just like the commute to McCarran International Airport. Or you can drive west and head straight to California.
A slightly longer drive east takes you to Henderson, Lake Las Vegas, Boulder City, Lake Mead, and Hoover Dam, depending on how many minutes you want to drive. The world is your oyster when you live at Mountain’s Edge.
Mountain’s Edge Schools
Mountain’s Edge is easily accessible to some of the best private and charter schools around, including several campuses of the Coral Academy of Science, Doral Academy, Pinecrest Academy, and Legacy Traditional School.
Public schools in this community include Carolyn S. Reedom Elementary School, William V. Wright Elementary School, Jan Jones Blackhurst Elementary School, Lois and Jerry Tarkanian Middle School, Lawrence and Heidi Cannarelli Middle School, Wilbur and Theresa Faiss Middle School, and Desert Oasis High School.