If you are from or are visiting the Las Vegas area, Mountain Crest Park is a must see. Located approximately 20 minutes (16 miles) west of The Strip, Mountain Crest Park boasts of 38-acres of lushly striking open land in the Lone Mountain community of the northwest corner of Vegas. Mountain Crest Park possesses the wonders of nature and outdoor vitality as well as the amusement of a themed park. This recreational area has something for everyone in your family or group. With amenities stretching beyond the imagination, anything from basketball, fitness, disc golf, horseshoe, picnics, spray pool and volleyball are available to its patrons. The park is open Monday through Friday from9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and closed on Saturday and Sunday. Mountain Crest Park is the end all, be all of the ultimate day at the park.
Mountain Crest offers plenty of first come first served picnic and seating areas as well as three reservable areas. Broken down as Pavilions A-B, Pavilion A holds up to 199 guest. The area is shaded by an alluring gazebo shielding 18 sizable picnic tables for seating. The area has two grills for an added convenience for family barbecuing or other events. Area B holds the same amount of guests, 199 limit, as area A but the seating is expanded to include 21 picnic tables. Area B is also protected by a large gazebo. In conjunction with the added seating, area B comes with 4 grills for effortless preparation of larger meals. Area C is the smallest of the areas, holding up to 99 people within 8 picnic tables. This area does not have a protective gazebo but with two grills, is the perfect spot for a small sunny day family gathering.
Most noted for its disc golf course, which is a relatively flat and well-maintained 18-hole course. that plays through the park like setting (which means people are generally present), is fairly wide open and features limited obstacles. However, the design makes excellent use of existing trees, forcing shot-shaping and other creative moves. The course is well-marked, offers great views and is very forgiving in regards to errant tee shots. One could easily argue that its the best course in town.
Mountain Crest Park is also a convenient venue for an outdoor concert. Area B comes equipped with the ability to hook up an amplified music system. With its expansive capacity and overall seating, this is the perfect venue for summer music festivals. Last years’ Bluegrass Jazz festival in Pavilion B on the Durango Drive side of the park had a great turnout. The event was free and was open to the public. In 2010 the Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown and the Mountain Crest Neighborhood Services Center invited families to a free “Halloween Happening” event. Residents partook in pumpkin carving, arts and crafts and games. Children were also able to do some early trick or treating along a trail winding through the offices in the business complex.