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Lorenzi Park
Lorenzi Park

Description

Lorenzi Park is an urban park with a pond and large trees. Picnic facilities, water, restrooms, ball fields, and other amenities typical of an urban-park are available. The park was renovated and re-opened during the summer of 2013, so features are fresh and new, but it seems that few birds have settled in yet. The trees are recovering from the construction, and the edge of the pond is partially "natural," which should make the site even better than before for wading birds.

This is a nice area to escape the urban environment for a few minutes and stroll around the lake birding the water and trees. The park was renovated in 2012 and 2013; see historic photos.

Lorenzi Park

Link to Map.

Location

Lorenzi Park is located in central Las Vegas, just northwest of downtown at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Twin Lakes Drive.

From downtown Las Vegas, drive north (actually west here) on Highway 95 North for about 2 miles to Valley View. Exit Highway 95, turn right onto Valley View, and drive north for about 0.5 miles to the T-intersection at Washington Avenue. Turn right onto Washington and drive east for 1 block to Lorenzi Park (Table 1, Site 0559), which is on the right.

Lorenzi Park

Hours

7 AM to 11 PM.

Fees

None.

Lorenzi Park

Specialties

Lorenzi Park is good for finding and getting close to waterfowl, grebes, and herons during winter, and it is good for finding migrant and resident passerine species during other times of year. During winter, watch for Canada Goose, Pied-billed Grebe, American Wigeon, Mallard, Black-crowned Night-heron, and Double-crested Cormorants. During summer, watch for mourning dove, orioles, tanagers, flycatchers, Say's Phoebe, and hummingbirds. Keep an eye out for dragonflies and damselflies too.

Perhaps unfortunately, this is also a good place to see Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow, European Starling, Great-tailed Grackle, domestic geese, and domestic ducks.

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Table 1. Highway Coordinates (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site # Location Latitude (°N) Longitude (°W) UTM Easting UTM Northing Elevation (feet) Verified
0559 Lorenzi Park 36.18104 115.18247 663447 4005259 2,116 Yes

Happy birding! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
© 2014 Jim Boone; Last updated 140106

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