Ward 3 Councilman Bob Coffin Invites Community To New Las Vegas Park At 11 A.M.
Las Vegas Ward 3 Councilman Bob Coffin will host a grand opening and dedication of the new Mayfair Place Park Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. at 415 S. 15th St., adjacent to Fire Station 4.
Mayfair Place Park has the following new amenities:
· Basketball court;
· Shaded playground for ages 2-5;
· Two shaded picnic tables with grill and staging table (not reservable);
· Walking/jogging path with 8 benches;
· Four fitness exercise stations;
· Bike racks;
· Drinking fountain;
· Open natural turf area with eight new shade trees (in addition to previously existing trees);
· Park lighting and new fencing.
“Neighborhood families have hoped for this new park for a long time,” said Councilman Coffin. “I look forward to celebrating this milestone with the community.”
Tand Construction company built the .6-acre park, with oversight from the city of Las Vegas. The project cost $1,165,000, funded through park bonds.
The park property previously was occupied by the Mayfair Grade School. Built in 1942 with federal Work Projects Administration funds, the school opened in 1943. Classrooms were added in 1946 and 1953, and mobile wood-frame unit classrooms were installed in 1948 – all to relieve overcrowding as the town population grew rapidly. After the grade school closed in the 1980s, the buildings were used for several years as the Dorothy Siegal Diagnostic Center, part of the school district nursing department. By 2002, the 1942 building had been demolished and the remaining facilities were used for records storage by the city of Las Vegas. By October 2004, all the buildings were removed. Councilman Coffin pursued funding and construction of the park during his tenure, resulting in the park’s groundbreaking March 9, 2017.