Las Vegas Wash Trail Shelters
In Nevada, the Las Vegas Wash Trail system is being developed on a phased basis to connect a network of paths stretching across the valley from northwest Las Vegas to the Clark County Wetlands Park. Most of the trails run along the washes, hidden gems providing a habitat for nature and a respite for city-weary visitors. The trails provide routes for pedestrian and non-motorized vehicles and are dotted with a series of curved-roof structures, fabricated by Dewey, AZ’s Classic Recreation Systems, Inc. using panels custom-curved by Curveline, Inc. (Ontario, CA), to provide shade and shelter along the way.
The prefabricated steel structures offer a cost-effective alternative to site-built shelters without compromising aesthetics. For the Las Vegas Wash Trail system, Classic Recreation has provided 16 Ocotillo model shelters and one Colorado model to date, ranging in size from 10’ x 10’ up to 20’ x 20’. The Ocotillo structures are supported at either end by a fanned arrangement of 1-3/4” diameter rebar support “canes” that add a distinctive southwestern design flair appropriate to the project’s locale.
The completed structures have used approximately 5,770 sq ft of 24-gauge, HR-36 exposed fastener roof panels. The panels were manufactured by AEP Span of West Sacramento, CA, with a DuraTech® cool roof paint finish in a Cool Copper Penny color.
Curveline custom-curved the HR-36 panels to the required radii and angles at its Ontario service center. The company’s proprietary crimp-curving process increases the rigidity and load factor of metal panels, allowing wider span capabilities with minimal framing to give the structures a light, open look.
The designer for the ongoing project is Southwick Landscape Architects of Henderson, NV. The general contractor for the current phase is Western States Contracting, Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Wash is an important ecological resource for southern Nevada as well as a recreational experience for trail users. It provides habitat to more than 300 fish and wildlife species and nearly 300 species of plants.
For information about the metal roofing panels used on the shelters, visit www.aepspan.com.
To see the various styles of prefabricated shelters available from Classic Recreation Systems, visit www.classicrecreation.com.
In 1985, Curveline brought a patented crimp-curving technology from Europe to the U.S. and established a panel-curving service center in Ontario, California. Since then, Curveline has offered maximum design flexibility due to curving technology which is not linked to a single product line. Using the Curveline profile list, architects and specifiers may source panels from manufacturers in 100+ factory locations and specify desired angle and radius of curvature, including simple, complex and multi-radius curves. To learn more, visit www.curveline.com.