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Your Fitness Level Could Depend On It

The Summerlin Trail System is more than 150 miles long and ranks as the community’s most popular amenity.

With the start of the new year comes resolutions for getting fit and living a healthier lifestyle. For residents of the master-planned community Summerlin® that rims the western edge of the Las Vegas valley, there are many opportunities to stay active thanks to an abundance of recreational amenities within the community. This includes more than 150 miles of the Summerlin Trail System; nearly 250 parks of all sizes that are home to tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball and softball fields and playgrounds; five community swimming pools; ten public and private golf courses and last but not least, adjacency to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, a world-class rock-climbing and hiking destination that has also become a popular spot for cycling.

Cyclists are drawn to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area which is adjacent to Summerlin.

“It’s that time of year when many are recommitting themselves to getting or staying fit,” said Danielle Bisterfeldt, vice president of marketing for Summerlin, a development of The Howard Hughes Corporation®. “Since the community’s inception, Summerlin has been designed to encourage and accommodate an active, healthy lifestyle. In addition to Summerlin’s vast outdoor amenities, the community boasts six community centers which offer group fitness classes including Pilates, weight training and martial arts year-round. So everyone, regardless of the time of year, can maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

Some of Summerlin’s many special events are also geared toward fitness, including Tour de Summerlin – an annual cycling event that offers 40-, 60- and 80-mile courses through the scenic community and nearby Conservation Area; and the Summerlin Half Marathon, both scheduled to start and end at Downtown Summerlin® this year during Wellness Weekend on April 13, 2019. Registration for both events is now open at

Mesa Park is one of several Summerlin parks with lighted ballfields.

Downtown Summerlin, the community’s retail, dining, sports and entertainment destination, is home to multiple fitness facilities, including Lifetime Athletic, a world-class athletic club, along with Pure Barre, TruFusion and Dance Dynamics.  Yoga on the Lawn is a regular occurrence during good weather, drawing fitness enthusiasts of all ages.

Yoga on the Lawn is a popular recurring event at Downtown Summerlin that draws fitness enthusiasts of all levels.

The Summerlin Trail System, comprised of four types of trails, ranks in community surveys as Summerlin’s most popular amenity. Spanning more than 150 miles, the Summerlin Trail connects neighborhoods and villages and provides children with safe passageways to school. Best of all, it provides miles of uninterrupted and varied scenery for jogging, walking, strolling and cycling.

An indoor aquatic center at Faiss Park offers year-round swimming and water sports.

While four of the community’s outdoor community pools are closed during the winter, the Indoor Aquatic Center at Faiss Park is open year-round. The Arbors Tennis & Play Park offers year-round tennis lessons and leagues. And given the number of parks with ball fields in Summerlin, youth and adult baseball, softball and t-ball leagues are abundant in the community. At the center of The Ridges is Bear’s Best Las Vegas, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course that features replications of his most famous holes from courses throughout the southwest; and Club Ridges, a private health, fitness, tennis and swim facility designed exclusively for Ridges’ residents.

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The Arbors Tennis & Play Park hosts tennis leagues for all ages.

And finally, golf is yet another sport for which the community of Summerlin is known. In fact, Summerlin is home to Nevada’s only two Tournament Players Club courses: TPC Summerlin and TPC Las Vegas. TPC Summerlin hosts the PGA TOUR Fed Ex Cup Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Other popular courses include the Jack Nicklaus-designed Bear’s Best in The Ridges; and two courses at Red Rock Country Club designed by Arnold Palmer. With a variety of courses for all skill levels, there’s a golf course in Summerlin for just about everyone.

Jack Nicklaus’ Bear’s Best is one of ten golf courses in the community.

“Summerlin creates opportunities for children and adults to have fun and stay healthy,” said Bisterfeldt. “Summerlin isn’t just a master-planned community; it’s a way of life. So choose where you live wisely. Your body will thank you!”

Oak Leaf Park is one of 250 parks in Summerlin and features a variety of children’s play areas.

Summerlin currently offers nearly 180 floorplans in 40 neighborhoods in nine distinct villages and two custom home enclaves. More than 106 floorplans are currently showcased in 106 models throughout the community. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes, priced from the $250,000s to more than $1 million. Visit for information.