As The Chips Fall
Even members of the supernatural community need to get away from things every once in a while. If you don’t have time to get out of the city, the oasis known as Sunset Park may be just what you’re looking for.
Located in the southeastern part of town, Sunset Park is one of the largest park and recreation spots in the Las Vegas Valley. Sure, you have Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire, but those are more than just a quick getaway to clear your head. Geographically, it is bordered by Sunset Road on the north side, Eastern Avenue on its west (how’s that for irony ;) ), and East Warm Springs on the southern side.
Its most stand-out feature is the pond. At 14 acres in surface area, it isn’t a deep pond by any means; maxing out at a depth of 12 feet. In the middle of the pond is an island upon which you can spot Easter Island heads. The pond itself is home to various species of waterfowl and fish. As a matter of fact, Nevada Fish and Game stocks the pond with rainbow trout on a weekly basis between November and March, and catfish through the summer months. And yes, it is legal to fish in the pond.
In addition to the pond, you can possibly pick up partners for a game of frisbee golf, since the northwestern corner has a 27 hole course. The park also has a few tennis courts, basketball courts, running tracks, and multiple picnic areas. The southwestern end also has a tee ball field.