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Sports and Leisure



Welcome to the Las Vegas sports and leisure page. Yes, there is a domain outside the gaming industry. People think of gambling, buffets, and showgirls. The most popular thought is most likely gambling. From an outsiders point of view Las Vegas consists of just casinos. The main goal of this page is to direct people to different sports and leisure options in Las Vegas. This page offers a variety of activities outside the realm of the casino corridor. For the most part, people don’t comprehend that Las Vegas offers a large amount of activities other than gambling. There are numerous places to hike just outside of the Las Vegas area that rival some of the best scenery in the country.  Las Vegas also offers running events from 5k’s to full marathons. Parks and recreation areas are in abundant supply in Las Vegas. In addition, the youth sports programs in the Las Vegas encompass multiple sports. Another big sport attraction in Las Vegas is golf, and the courses and facilities in Las Vegas don’t disappoint. Las Vegas is home to over 30 public golf courses.

On this page one can read about the different running trails in Las Vegas. To add to the trail article, there is an article about running a 5K. There is a profile piece about the Thomas and Mack Center. If one is interested in camping, there is a how-to article about planning a camping trip. Another fun outdoor activity is Geocaching. What is Geocaching? Read the article to find out. TPC Summerlin is one of the nicest golf courses in Las Vegas, and there is a great review located on this page.

With all this being said, the authors of this page hope that the information provided will encourage people to participate in the various activities that Las Vegas has to offer.







Clark County Parks and Recreation


City of Henderson Parks and Recreation


Red Rock Canyon


Nevada State Parks


Valley Of Fire






UNLV Athletics


Sunrise Fast Pitch Softball League






Las Vegas Motor Speedway


Dance Ect.


Fremont Street Ziplines


Strip at Night Race




Who are you?

We are UNLV students writing for an advanced composition course during the 2012 spring semester.

Are any of you professional writers?

No, but many of us aspire to be writers professionally. Most of us are English majors. 

Why is this web site a part of your course?

It was created as a means to strengthen our personal and collaborative writing. We are also learning how to use various kinds of media to our best advantage. 

What is the overall theme of these articles and your class?

Our class uses writing to explore improvement of the Las Vegas community.

What are the section themes, and how did you pick them? 

We follow an interesting format: we are divided into sections of our choosing, and as groups we edit and publish the best writing to this site. The section themes are: Architecture and Urban Planning, Culinary Experience, What the Tourists don’t Know, Sports and Leisure, Citizen Generated Ecological Development, and Where/How We Work. 

For whom was this website created?

This website was created for the students of our composition class but also for the Las Vegas community at large.

Who manages this site?

The site is managed by the chief editor, Dr. Nagelhout, with the help of the six editorial groups.

Who do we contact to comment to this site?

Contact Dr. Nagelhout or leave comments in the appropriate section on this site.


For writing tips, helpful links are provided for your convenience:

How to Write a Bibliography

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Guide to Writing an Essay

11 Stupidest Writing Mistakes

5 editor’s secrets to help you write like a pro

Visual Grammar: How To Communicate Without Words

8 Secrets To Creative Thinking (Hint: Steal From Others)

12 Ways To Be More Search Savvy

11 Best Killer Research Strings To Find Stuff On Google

Design Research and Research Design

Improve Your Writing with these Editing Tips


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