Sparks celebrates Parks and Recreation month

SPARKS, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- In recognition of Parks and Recreation Month this July, the City of Sparks is set to unveil a state-of-the-art NEOS 360 electronic play system at the Recreation Park on 98 Richards Way. A special ribbon cutting will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, to introduce the new play amenity made possible through a community partnership with Sparks Centennial Sunrise Rotary Club.

The NEOS 360 play equipment caters to all ages and abilities by combining the speed and excitement of electronic games with the explosive movement of aerobic exercise. The play system features eight games with one and two player options, providing 360 degrees of head-spinning, body-twisting, heart-pounding competitive fun.

Playing NEOS delivers a workout comparable to jogging or playing soccer, raising heart rates by an average of 20 percent. The play system is also ADA accessible and the circular design builds peripheral vision, and auditory and spatial awareness skills. A bright yellow UV shade structure covers the attraction to enhance the play environment.

In addition to the partnership with Sparks Centennial Sunrise Rotary Club, the NEOS 360 playground project, valued at $40,000, received monetary support from local businesses including First Independent Bank, Frontier Financial Credit Union, Peek Brothers Construction, Titan Electrical Contracting, Sierra Shading Solutions, and the E.L. Cord Foundation.