April 22 is Earth Day, and at Downtown Summerlin® in the master-planned community of Summerlin®, visitors are invited to express gratitude to Mother Earth through the end of April. Whatever your earth-loving promise – from recycling more to reducing your carbon footprint – post it on a social for everyone to see. Starting April 19, Downtown Summerlin visitors can view their submitted “act of love for the earth” on the oversized Instagram-worthy globe mural located near H&M. The display will be up until month-end.
The Howard Hughes Corporation®, developer of Summerlin and Downtown Summerlin, has a long history of working with local nonprofit, Green Our Planet, to install and maintain gardens at Summerlin schools throughout the community that are used as hands-on teaching tools for students to learn about biology, botany, and even math. In keeping with that commitment to populate the earth with more gardens, Downtown Summerlin is once again working with Green Our Planet, who will help to create a garden at the property – but with a special twist!
It will be a pollinator garden filled with plants that attract Monarch Butterflies, providing them a much-needed resting place on their long migrations to and from Southern California. The Downtown Summerlin pollinator garden will also include a caterpillar video series connected to a virtual fundraiser for Green Our Plant, an organization that teaches students to love and care for our planet through comprehensive STEM school garden and hydroponics programs throughout Southern Nevada and the US.
In addition to Earth Day, Downtown Summerlin will pay tribute during April to the lives of five local cyclists who lost their lives in a tragic accident on Dec. 10, 2020. The property will have five “ghost bikes” on display throughout the Dining Arroyo to memorialize the victims and help bring awareness to the importance of cycling safety. The display, which will include reminders and tips on sharing the road for both motorists and cyclists, will be on display throughout the month of April.
Now entering its 31st year of development, Summerlin delivers more amenities than any other community in Southern Nevada. This includes more than 250 parks of all sizes; resident-exclusive community centers, pools and events; 150-plus miles of interconnected trails; ten golf courses; 26 public, private and charter schools; a public library and performing arts center; Summerlin Hospital Medical Center; houses of worship representing a dozen different faiths; office parks; neighborhood shopping centers; and, of course, Downtown Summerlin®, offering fashion, dining, entertainment, Red Rock Resort, office towers, City National Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights National Hockey League practice facility, and Las Vegas Ballpark®, a world-class Triple-A baseball stadium and home of the Las Vegas Aviators.
In total, Summerlin currently offers more than 140 floor plans in nearly 30 neighborhoods throughout nine distinct villages and districts. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes, priced from the low $300,000s to more than $1 million.