Welcome to Summerlin, an affluent master-planned community in the Las Vegas Valley. Summerlin was named after Jean Amelia Summerlin, the grandmother of billionaire land-developer Howard Hughes. The Howard Hughes Corporation maintains ownership of the master-planned community. They also maintain ownership of Downtown Summerlin (the community’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district).
Summerlin has grown to encompass more than two dozen public and private schools. Besides that, it also has 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, three resort hotels, world-class recreational facilities, retail, and entertainment centers. The community has received national acclaim for its amenities and quality of life. Notably, it got the name of the “#1 best place to live and play” by National Geographic Adventure in 2007 and one of the “Best Places to Live in America” by Money Magazine in 2014.
Large community parks, which are available for free public use, are located throughout Summerlin. As of 2018, there are 25 community parks that feature a variety of recreational amenities, which may include: community centers, barbecue areas, walking trails, playgrounds, swimming pools, interactive water features, soccer fields, baseball fields, football fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, bocce ball and shuffleboard courts, and motorized toy areas. In addition, the parks with community centers typically offer special events, classes, and children’s camps.