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In association with the UNLV William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration

Read our informative review to learn if Sunset Park is wheelchair accessible and wheelchair friendly or if this attraction should be avoided by travelers in wheelchairs.

Attraction Overview: Sunset Regional Park is the crown jewel in the County’s park system and has served the entire Las Vegas valley since 1967. Phased park expansions have developed 214 of the 324 total acres, making Sunset the largest and the most distinguished park in the County system. The most recent expansion included adding new playgrounds, a splash pad, walking trails, shaded picnic areas, and open turf areas in the heart of the park. Sunset Park has many events that are available: Festival of Colors, April 15th (www.festivalofcolorsusa.com), Sunset Park’d, November, a Food Truck and Beer Festival (http://www.sunsetparkd.com/)and the Renaissance Fair in October (www.lvrenfair.com). These are major events for the park but they have events going on all year long. With a pond that you can fish and picnic areas that can be rented for the day. This is a family place with wildlife and play areas for the children. Restrooms are wheelchairs accessible and there are plenty of parking spaces in front of the areas. Most of the areas are on level ground and the area around the pond is gravel but not hard to push a wheelchair to access the pond.

City Attraction Wheelchair Accessible:              Yes

Fully Accessible Entry:                                           Yes

Accessible Restroom Onsite:                                 Yes

Restrictive Steps:                                                      No Steps

William F. Harrah College of Hospitality Administration: Student Accessibility Comments:

The most recent expansion included adding new playgrounds, a splash pad, walking trails, shaded picnic areas, and open turf areas in the heart of the park. A Reservation Office has been added to offer fishing, sports equipment and bicycle rentals. The areas of the park are accessible by car and no elevators or WC lifts are needed. There are a couple of steep hills but for the most part they are accessible. Parking is wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are close to parking areas. Some of the restrooms are from earlier in the parks development but have been made totally accessible. You can turn a wheelchair around in them. The other ones are equipped with low sinks and drinking fountains for accessibility. Dirt and gravel pathways are around the pond but other areas have concrete to access the playground and bathrooms. There are different entrances for different events so drive to the area you wish to visit and park in an open space. There is one area located on the top of a small hill but it is only accessible by foot or wheelchair with a slight grade. Not a National Park but Clark County has done an excellent job at making this park accessible for everyone. The Visitors Center is accessible. The park is mostly flat with some rock and gravel areas and there are no cobblestone walkways. No elevator are required. No rides available.

1 Review for Sunset Park


1 Reviews

Accessible enough to enjoy nature, but not an event

My spouse and I recently attended a Renaissance Festival at Sunset Park. I am a manual wheelchair user who can normally wheelie well enough to deal with grass. My chair is an ultra lightweight model meant for active use. Unfortunately the grassy areas at this park were completely littered with dips and potholes, which were largely hidden by the grass itself. My best guess is that this might be the result of multiple temporary structures being staked down over time for different events. And/or maybe it’s worse right now because we’re just getting out of monsoon season. Either way, I could not self-propel more than a few feet through this grass. It was even difficult for my spouse to push me, because we couldn’t see all of the hazards. At one point we swerved to avoid a visible hole, and ended up in a hidden one. The pavement was very well maintained and spacious, and the dirt path was also flat enough for me to navigate on my own—for the most part. I used up so much energy in the grass that I ended up needing to be pushed sometimes even in these “easy” areas. I did see a couple people with powerchairs who seemed to be doing alright, though I don’t know what models they had, and I’m not sure if I saw them in the worst parts of the grass. I don’t have a freewheel, but I don’t know much it would have helped. The holes were big enough to cause problems for my back wheels, not just my casters. If you just want to check out the park itself and don’t mind sticking to the pavement and dirt paths, and if you’re okay with some uphill portions, I *think* it should be fine. We didn’t get to see the whole park because we were so exhausted from dealing with the terrain. We did get to sit and watch all the birds at the pond for a while, which was nice.

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