Mesquite has opened its brand-new splash pad in Hafen Park (450 Hafen Lane) just in time for the summer heat. The deliciously cool expanse of bubbling, flowing water is a great addition to Mesquite’s summertime activities for kids, along with tennis courts, paved trails, playground equipment, shaded picnic tables, and other recreational facilities. Located on the easily accessible bike and walking path along the Virgin River, a pleasant place to enjoy the valley’s spectacular scenery and summer sizzle. Free admission, open daylight hours.
The town’s new “bike friendly” lanes and trails allow kids and adults to safely navigate their way around town this summer vacation. A morning bike ride to the base of Flat Top Mesa is a perfect way to see the town and enjoy a bit of solitude. The energetic hiker can even take a sunrise or sunset walk to the top of that mesa that is Mesquite’s icon.
Mesquite’s summer golf rates are bargain basement prices. Golfmesquitenevada.com gives information about all six golf courses and summer rates to play some of the best courses in the US. Also, the City of Mesquite offers day passes for its beautiful Recreation Center, $6 for adults, with family discounts. Even drop-in visitors can use the indoor/outdoor pools, weight room and other facilities. ( http://www.mesquitenv.gov/city-government/parks-facilities/facilities/recreation-center“)
Each July Mesquite is alive with entertainment. The Eureka Casino Resort sponsors a free Nevada Pops Orchestra concert and Rockets Over Red Mesa fireworks extravaganza on July 4. The Casa Blanca Resort throws a free poolside concert that evening featuring the Spazmatics. The Casa Blanca also offers a fun lineup of bands and comedians in their showroom and lounge throughout the summer. Advance tickets are at startickets.com or 800-585-3737 FREE, with most admissions under $25.
— Linda Faas