Here in Las Vegas, Sunrise Trail has been hit hard with graffiti, vandalism, and tarnished property. The remote trailhead was once an attractive location that drew hikers, picnickers, and horseback riders. But now, the Wetlands Park trail–due possibly to its remote location–has become an easy target for graffiti, broken glass, and fires set to park amenities.
“People have been burning the fence posts, the trees, the bathrooms and more,” said Elizabeth Bickmore,a recently appointed program administrator at the Clark County Wetlands Park. “It’s a shame, because responsible people can’t come out and use the facility.”
Bickmore reports that since April 2014, $22,000 has been spent to clean up the Sunrise Trailhead area.
“The police came out at least once and made arrests and picked up some people with warrants,” Bickmore said.
The park isn’t habitually patrolled by the park police, however, because they patrol larger parks such as Sunset Park.