Sean's Park is a 2.5-acre park designed for Southern Nevadans with intellectual disabilities.

The first of its kind in the United States, Sean's Park offers those its serves new life-skills. Amenities and learning equipment include a "live" street crosswalk, a way-finding path, moonwalk pad, a full-size bowling lane and shuffle board, arts and crafts area, a solar demonstration station, tuned musical instruments, inclusive play equipment including a wheelchair swing, miniature golf course, and community garden. The park amenities encourage conceptual learning, personal awareness, physical activity and social learning. The park is also adorned with the personal art works of Sean Morrissey for whom the park is named.

Inspired by the land itself, Desert Contemporary design is reaching its highest expression at Ascaya. Desert sun, earth and stone inform every angle and dramatic line. The beauty of the native desert is on full display throughout this unique community. Rather than erecting boundaries designed to keep nature out, desert contemporary architecture honors native beauty by blurring boundaries and bringing the environment into the forefront of the community theme and design.




This Thanksgiving season with a worldwide pandemic, civil unrest, political bickering, economic stress, and whatever personal challenges you are experiencing you may be wondering if there is anything to be thankful for. We can sometimes be dragged down by the headlines and circumstances going on around us. The more we dwell on the negative, the worse our situation appears to be. Like a chameleon adapts its skin color to its surroundings, we start to feel as bad as we perceive our surroundings to be.


It is my experience that we can always find something good in every situation. Look on the bright side, be positive, chin-up, are phrases that if dwelt on, help us feel better. This Thanksgiving I made a special effort to ponder on the many things that I am thankful for.  I got off to a bit of a slow start, but...



With the holiday shopping season coming quickly upon us and with most of our shopping being done online, I thought you might like to know the real story of how the internet started. Enjoy!


In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a healthy young wife by the name of Dorothy.


And Dot Com was a comely woman, large of breast, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com.


And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou can trade without ever leaving thy tent?"


And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but he simply said, "How, dear?"


And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages telling about...

Euphorbia resinifera.jpg


When life gets difficult and it seems like everything is going against you, it becomes easy to lay blame on someone or something else. You may compare yourself to others who appear to be better off than you and then blame them for your perceived lack. There will always be someone with more than you, no matter who you are. I believe we all have challenges, trials and just unpleasant things we have to go through. If we start to compare our problems with someone else’s problems, we will soon walk away and be perfectly content with our own issues.


Dan Crenshaw, is a former Navy Seal and member of Congress, lost an eye and was almost totally blinded by an IED explosion in Afghanistan. In his book Fortitude, he explains that whether a trial is an obstacle, or an opportunity depends on the story we chose to tell ourselves.  He broke his leg in BUD/S training to be a seal and had to do it twice, lost his mother to cancer, and was left nearly blind in the IED explosion.  He explains...

1700 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 203 Henderson, NV 89012

© 2020 Southwick Landscape Architects