Las Vegas is now a bit greener. Some 250 trees that span five acres were recently planted down Las Vegas Boulevard.
MGM Resorts partnered with !Melk Architecture to build a new $A132 million park, which officially opened in April after 20 months of construction. As the first urban park in Las Vegas, it features plenty of benches, native plants, nighttime lighting, and even a small waterfall.
Take a look below.
The design team was inspired by the auburn palette and arid vegetation of the Mojave Desert, !Melk's principal Jerry van Eyck told Business Insider.
The park features over 7,000 shrubs and 20 different species of trees native to Nevada, including acacia, mesquite, and palo verde.
The builders widened the footpaths to make space for the park, van Eyck said. Real estate that was once held by parking spots are now taken up by trees and benches.
Vegas attractions surround the trees, including restaurants, the two-story Hershey's Chocolate World, and a 20,000-seat theatre.
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