Southwest Regional Sports Park (SWRSP)
Clark County Parks and Recreation Department
The Southwest Regional Sports Park is approximately a 370-acre site located off I-215 and Durango Dr. in the heart of the southwest Las Vegas Valley. Kami Dempsey was contracted to work with the master-planning group to accomplish the following goals:
- Create an outstanding regional sports park with innovative, state-of-the-art facilities where local, regional, and national leagues and tournaments can be hosted.
- Establish a first-class venue of traditional, time-honored sports facilities and progressive amenities that are complimentary to the great weather and established tourism destination of Las Vegas.
- Promote a place where sports and recreation enthusiasts of all kinds can congregate – where fitness and health are the primary focus, encouraging all to participate in a variety of sports and recreation activities year-round.
- Develop a financially and environmentally sustainable regional sports complex for present and future generations to enjoy.
We conducted a survey of parks and recreation user groups covering areas such as; how often organized sports leagues and informal recreation user groups use existing fields and facilities and how these groups view the quantity and quality of existing fields and facilities.
We then managed all the communications and hosted public open houses, inviting members of the community to weigh in on their opinions, questions and concerns regarding the SWRSP implementation.
It was a controversial project that involved a diverse representation of stakeholders which required significant effort in the area of negotiations and compromise. It was well worth the effort, as today kids and adults have access to the gorgeous facility it is today.