by Roger Hall
The future looks bright for the City of Boulder City and the Parks and Recreation Department. People move to Boulder City for its small town atmosphere, great school system, low crime rate and excellent programs and activities sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department. Quality of life issues seem to be important to most residents of Boulder City.
Future plans at Veterans Park for the New Year include the purchase and installation of playground equipment for the new Splash Park and the construction of a new concession building and picnic area. Residents of Boulder City can now enjoy a new fishing pond, model boating pond, two lighted soccer fields, splash park and gazebo areas, BMX track, bike and skateboard park, four lighted ball fields, beach volleyball courts, and three restroom facilities.
While participation in the award winning aquatics program has increased dramatically over the last few years, future plans for the aquatics facility include the renovation of the filtration and heating system for three pools, and switchover of the sanitation system from gas to liquid chlorine. These improvements have been designed into the master plan for the future construction of a new aquatic facility at Central Park.
Improvements to Adams Boulevard Community Park have greatly increased the quality of life for many Boulder City residents. The construction of a new library and amphitheater, youth center, fitness center, and arts center offers residents a wide variety of programs and activities for the whole family. Future plans for ABC Park include the renovation of the irrigation system and improvements to roads and parking areas.
In my opinion, Boulder City continues to change for the better. Boulder City is becoming a destination location where families can come for a unique experience. The City has a wide variety of activities and facilities in town or in proximity, including three excellent golf courses, improved business district, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park, activities at the Boulder City Airport and Recreation programs and facilities. Boulder City needs to continue marketing our unique town as a popular destination location and capitalize on our community assets. If done correctly, Boulder City can take full advantage of increased tourism dollars which will ensure the economic viability of Boulder City for many years to come.