Saturday, May 9, 2015

Summerlin Adds Aquatic Center

Community amenities play a major role in making Summerlin such a coveted place to live. With more than 150 parks, 150 miles of trails, community pools, three community centers and a fourth in development, the list of amenities in Summerlin is growing.  A new aquatic center located at Faiss Park, adjacent to Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas on South Fort Apache Road, is the newest amenity now taking shape. The 24,940-square-foot facility is being built by The Howard Hughes Corporation, developer of Summerlin, and will be deeded to Clark County for public use upon completion.

“It’s a wonderful addition to Faiss Park, which already boasts a children’s play area and covered picnic areas,” said Tom Warden, senior vice president of Summerlin.

“This is going to be an incredible amenity for the people of the southwest part of the valley,” said Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager, whose district includes the Summerlin Aquatic Center. “This facility will allow families to enjoy swimming indoors throughout the year at very reasonable rates.”

The new Summerlin Aquatic Center will include a lap pool measuring 25 meters by 25 yards.  It features 10 start platforms and 10 lanes in either direction. The main pool includes a nine-foot deep area for scuba classes;  an 1,800-square-foot “therapy” pool with a handicap access ramp for water aerobics, swimming lessons and physical therapy; as well as a meeting room, men's and women's locker rooms and staff offices. The pool area is enclosed with 15, 12-foot-tall sectional overhead doors that, when open, create the feel of an outdoor pool while being sheltered from the sun and weather.

“While this facility is designed for maximum use and enjoyment, the exterior design details are also significant,” said Julie Cleaver, vice president of Summerlin. “The existing features in Faiss Park are designed to reflect the area’s rich history, with corrugated metal roofing and “mine shaft” towers, giving a nod to mining camps in this area decades ago. The new aquatic center’s exterior will further emulate the historical significance of the area.”

The new aquatic center is slated to open summer 2016. For more information about Summerlin amenities visit

PHOTO CAPTION:  Upon completion, the Summerlin Aquatic Center in The Cliffs village of Summerlin will be managed by Clark County and open to the general public.

About Summerlin:
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 bestselling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 acres still remaining to accommodate future growth within the master plan. The community is currently home to more than 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 150 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 22 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes and condominiums– priced from the $300,000s to more than $1 million. Custom homesites in The Ridges are priced from the $400,000s. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s. Visit for more information.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC and is headquartered in Dallas, TX. For additional information about HHC, visit

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