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Clark County Commission approves permit for extreme sports/water park, hotel

Posted at 1:55 PM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 17:13:27-04

The Clark County Commission tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that it has approved a land use permit for a proposed extreme sports and water park and a 15-story resort near Las Vegas Boulevard and Sunset Road.

The tweet did not say who requested the permit but Australian Josh Kearney has been talking about the project since 2013.

The extreme sports park, tentatively named Vegas Extreme, would reportedly include off-road dirt biking areas, wakeboarding, surfing, an indoor mountain-biking track, indoor skydiving and more.

The 15-story resort would feature a 640-room hotel with a casino, convention space, restaurants and 2 rooftop swimming pools.

An Indiegogo campaign in 2015 offered extreme sports lovers the opportunity to purchase season passes for Vegas Extreme. The campaign said at that time that the park would open in stages with the first stage set to open in the winter of 2016. 

An article in 2014 said that the park and hotel would take 12 to 16 months to complete once work began.

Kearney is an electrical engineer from Australia. He has lived in the U.S. since the 1990s and has lived in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.