Historic Westside Legacy Park nominations now being accepted

Posted at 12:55 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 18:53:51-04

The city of Las Vegas and Clark County are looking for nominations for individuals to be recognized in the Historic Westside Legacy Park.

Nominations must exhibit that the individual has made a significant contribution to the Historic Westside community through their activism, philanthropy, outreach, education, public impact, partnership, business development, artistic and/or cultural merit, and other efforts in a long term and demonstrable way.

This is a joint project between the city of Las Vegas and Clark County. The county is contributing $3.5 million for design and construction of the park, with the city contributing the land, internal costs as well as park maintenance. Ground is expected to be broken at the end of this year.

The park concept includes a decorative entry gateway trellis leading to a landscaped walkway lined with historical timeline walls approaching an entry gate. The landscaped park includes theme markers and double sided monument plaque walls honoring those leaders surrounding a Central Park Dedication and Information monument with plaza seating, shade structures, accent paving, lighting and memorial walls.

Nominations will be reviewed and individuals to be recognized will be selected by a Community Advisory Panel, which is comprised of community leaders and historical experts of West Las Vegas that are selected by both the city of Las Vegas and Clark County.

Nominations will be accepted until Sept. 20.

The nomination form can be found here.