Sunset Park, one of the largest parks in Las Vegas, is located near McCarran Airport in the southeast part of town. The park is bordered by Sunset Road on the north, Eastern Avenue to the west, Warm Springs Road on the south, and Tomiyasu Lane to the east.
Accumulation of the land for the park began in 1909, when it became the Miller Ranch. It later became the Vegas Stock Farm, which trained and raced Thoroughbred racehorses. Clark County, Nevada acquired the property in 1967 and turned it into a park.
Sunset Park Pond is around 14 acres in surface area and 10 to 12 feet deep. It is home to various species of water fowl and fish.
A distinct feature is small island in the middle of the pond where several Eastern Island heads sit.
Fishing is available year round in the pond. The State of Nevada Department of Fish and Wildlife stocks the pond weekly with rainbow trout from November to March, and with channel catfish monthly from April to October. Other species include bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie and largemouth bass.
Sunset Park has a 27 hole disc (Frisbee) golf course located off Eastern along the western edge of the park. The course’s size is 7608 ft by 8775 ft. There are 24 mixed tees (concrete holes). The course is used for leagues, tournaments and public use.
The south end of the lake contains an area for Remote Control Boating. Competition model boating events are held every year.
Sunset Park has tennis courts, basketball courts, fitness tracks and picnic areas.
During the fall, Clark County Parks and Recreation host the annual Renaissance Fair in Sunset Park.
Every winter, Sunset Park hosts a drive-through holiday light show called the Gift of Lights.