Leaders To Be Honored At Historic Westside Legacy Park Announced

county city joint release

Feb. 1, 2022


Clark County Contact: Dan Kulin, Senior Public Information Officer, 702-376-3764

City of Las Vegas Contact: Jace Radke, Senior Public Information Officer, 702-249-3514

Leaders To Be Honored At Historic Westside Legacy Park Announced

Park Is A Place To Experience The History Of The Westside


    Las Vegas City Councilman Cedric Crear and Clark County Commissioner William McCurdy II are pleased to announce the second group of honorees to be enshrined at the Historic Westside Legacy Park.


    This year’s honorees include: Q. B. Bush; Rev. Donald Maurice Clark; Eugene Collins; Louis Conner, Sr.; Cranford Crawford, Jr.; John Edmond; Ida Gaines; Marzette Lewis; Dr. Beverly Mathis; William McCurdy, Sr.; Henry J. Moore, Sr.; Harvey Munford; Claude and Stella Parson; Dr. Anthony and Diane Pollard; Eva Simmons; Dr. Lonnie Sisson; Odis “Tyrone” Thompson; Roosevelt Toston; David and Marcia Washington; and Dr. Linda E. Young.


    “What an honor to be able to add new leaders and icons to the Historic Westside Legacy Park,” Councilman Crear said. “The park is a beautiful place where people can stroll and experience the history of the Westside and remember all who have paved the way for future generations in the community.”


    The park, a partnership between the city of Las Vegas and Clark County, opened in December 2021 with 36 honorees. It is located at 1600 Mount Mariah Drive.


    “The honorees added to the Historic Westside Legacy Park fought righteously for the social and economic benefit of our community,” Commissioner McCurdy said. “This transformative park will memorialize these change agents and preserve their legacies for future generations.”


    For more information on the initial honorees, visit https://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/News/Blog/Detail/legacy-park-honorees.           


    The community submitted nominees and a panel of community volunteers selected the honorees. The announcement of the Legacy Park honorees was part of the annual African American Trailblazer Service Awards Program this morning. Due to pandemic safety precautions, the event was not open to the public, but was livestreamed from the Las Vegas City Hall Council Chambers. A recording of the program can be viewed here: https://livestream.com/cityoflasvegas/events/10058660.


    Legacy Park is a tribute to the many trailblazers who have led the community through the years. The park incorporates unique elements, such as a timeline of the Historic Westside and an interpretive walking trail. It also includes public artwork and the stories of the Westside, along with trees, landscaping and a playground.