Media Release

 

Monday, February 23, 2009
For Immediate Release
Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services

Contact: Margaret Kurtz
Telephone: 229-6993

 

Free Family Films in Centennial Hills Park Amphitheatre

 

Bring the children to Centennial Hills Park Amphitheatre on the following evenings to enjoy family films together outdoors.

  • Friday, March 27 – “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” rated PG 
  • Friday, April 10 – “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” rated PG 
  • Saturday, May 23 – “Kung Fu Panda,” rated PG
  • Friday, June 26 – “Babe, The Gallant Pig,” rated G

The city of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services will present a family film at 8 p.m. each evening. Each film lasts about 90 minutes. Admission is free. The park is located at 7101 N. Buffalo Drive, between Deer Springs Way and Elkhorn Road. There are several parking lots within the park, with access off of Deer Springs and Buffalo. Participants may bring picnics, blankets and folding chairs, but no pets or glass containers will be allowed. Films may be canceled for inclement weather. For more information, call (702) 229-1087.

Centennial Hills Park offers giant steel sculptures of prehistoric animals that once roamed the area and accompanying educational signage; a playground with splash pad; soccer fields; dog runs; sand volleyball complex; horseshoe pits; a jogging/walking path; restrooms; picnic shelters for small groups and ramadas for larger groups, in addition to the outdoor grass amphitheatre with seating capacity for 3,500. Near the amphitheatre is the first fully Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant playground in Las Vegas. This boundless playground allows children of all abilities to play together. The playground is accessible for children with disabilities, with ramps and plays areas designed specifically to allow wheelchair access. The playground also is challenging for fully able children. It is built into a hillside with three levels accessible via ramps and bridges, and offers activity features conducive to those with disabilities.

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