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Plaza Hotel & Casino to start multi-million dollar pool renovation

Las Vegas, Nev. – The Plaza Hotel & Casino will begin an extensive, multi-million dollar renovation to its rooftop pool on Jan. 4. The renovations will create a brand new rooftop pool experience at the Plaza with the addition of new cabanas, daybeds, dining areas, bars and greenery. The project will also include resurfacing and maintenance to the iconic downtown Las Vegas property’s 70,000 sq. ft. pool deck.

 

Plaza CEO, Jonathan Jossel commented that the goal of the renovations is to offer hotel guests and the general public a one-of-a-kind rooftop pool experience in downtown Las Vegas.

 

Summer safety fair planned for two city pools

Summer safety fair planned for two city pools

The city of Las Vegas and the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition will host two summer safety fairs at two city pools in time for the summer pool season.

Both fairs will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 30. One will be at the Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza and Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive.  The fairs are open to the public.

The focus will be on preventing drowning by showing parents, guardians and day care providers about infant and child safety around water.

People will also get information about safety around the home, preventing accidents and how to respond in an emergency.

People who come to the safety fair will get free admission to the pool between 7 and 8 p.m. Children under the age of 7 must be supervised by an adult within arm's reach at all times.

Community Centers Offering Volleyball Leagues

Community Centers Offering Volleyball Leagues

New volleyball leagues are forming at several community and sports centers run by the city of Las Vegas.

The Dula Gymnasium at 441 East Bonanza Road will host an adult league for men and women 18 years and old. The games will start Sept. 25. League play will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday nights. Team registration is $100. For more information, call (702) 229-6307.

Mirabelli Community Center at 6200 Hargrove Avenue is offering a coed adult volleyball league from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday nights, starting Sept. 25. Team registration is $150 per team, with a $10 referee fee per game. For more information, call (702) 229-6359.

Stupak Community Center at 251 West Boston Avenue is registering teams for a men's four on four league that will play from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays. Registration is $100 and is open to ages 16 years and older. There will be no referee fees.

Free Tennis Lessons For All Ages Through September

Tennis clubs around southern Nevada will be hosting free tennis lessons throughout the month of September for Tennis Month.

The lessons are being made possible by the Cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Clark County. There are also several corporate partners.

To participate in the lessons, register at ustanevada.com/getmainscreen.event or call (702) 792-8384. When people register, they will get a certificate for a free clinic and a free loaner racquet at the nearest facility. No experience is necessary and all ages are eligible.

Kids 10 and under who register get a free one-year USTA junior membership, a value of $19. The membership allows gets to participate in USTA-sanctioned leagues and tournaments.

The following tennis and country clubs are participating:

Lorenzi Park Set to Reopen After Renovations

Lorenzi Park Set to Reopen After Renovations

With a $30 million renovation complete, Lorenzi Park will reopen to the public next weekend.

The park, located at West Washington Avenue and Twin Lakes Drive, will reopen at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. There also will be a back-to-school fair beginning at 8 a.m. at Sammy Davis Festival Plaza in the park.

New amenities include new tennis courts, baseball fields and basketball courts as well as a new band shell on an island in the middle of one of the park’s twin lakes. There is also a new splash pad, children’s play areas, picnic and shade structures.

Zappos Signs On to Sponsor Bike Event

Zappos Signs On to Sponsor Bike Event

Already the primary sponsor of the marathon in Las Vegas, Zappos is jumping behind another major outdoor athletic event.

Zappos will be the platinum title sponsor of RTC Viva Bike Vegas 2013 Gran Fondo Pinarello Sponsored by Zappos.com, a cycling event that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The event, put on by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, is expected to attract between 2,500-3,500 cyclists. Proceeds from the ride will benefit four local charities: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, After-School All-Stars Las Vegas, Communities in Schools of Nevada and Nevada Child Seekers.

Groundbreaking Held for New Garside Pool

Groundbreaking Held for New Garside Pool

A new pool is coming to a Las Vegas neighborhood.

The ground breaking was held Tuesday for the new Garside Pool. The new facility will replace the pool that was built in 1971. It is next door to Garside Junior High School.

Garside pool will include a play area with slides, a heated, four-lane lap pool, two water slides, locker rooms, showers and an entry plaza with a splash pad.

"It will be a three-pool facility that will be interconnected to the east side. We're going to have a children-play area where children can play safely in the pool area. In the middle, we're going to have four lanes of a lap pool," said Jorge Cervantez, executive director of community development for the city of Las Vegas.

The visual center piece of the new facility will be an icthyosaur mosaic made of recycled glass in the pool floor.