Desert Shores Resident Activities
- Model Boats
- Court Sports
- Exercise Facilities
- Model Boats
- Court Sports
- Exercise Facilities
When it comes to things to do, this is far from your run-of-the-mill community. Desert Shores in general, and the Racquet Club in particular, make residents feel like they live in a resort community rather than just a place they work and sleep. When you leave here to go on vacation, sometimes you wonder why!
The photo above was taken of two children fishing on the south end of Lake Lindsey. It's right across the street from the Desert Shores Racquet Club, a walk of just a few yards.
Take a tour of some of the things there are to do using the rest of the tabs!
Boating the Lakes of Desert Shores
With four easily-accessible lakes to choose from, the Desert Shores Racquet Club borders Lake Jacqueline, the largest of the four, at its widest point. The community has 42 boat slips, some of which may be available for rent. And if you have a lighter boat like a canoe or kayak, you can just store it at your house and bring it to one of the many places to easily "put in" at the lakes.
Take a look at all the ways to boat!
As mentioned in the "Master Association" section of this website, residents can use a paddle boat for free at the Desert Shores Lagoon. Not only are they a blast, but they're great exercise!
Of course, if you'd rather use your arms, there are lots of options for that (see above).
On the sleeker side, some of the kayakers get really good at zipping up and down the 1.1 miles of lake Jacqueline!
Don't forget the chance to skim by the Lakeside Center and smell the tempting aromas from Garfield's, Marche Bacchus and The Village Pub!
Or if you're feeling particularly lazy, you can always use an option like this. There are several nice electric boats that plow the lakes from time to time.
Finally, a shot back to the Racquet Club as kayakers enjoy another perfect day:
Fishing the Desert Shores Lakes
All four lakes of Desert Shores are stocked with sport fish like largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish and others. Fishing is "catch and release" to ensure the big fish stay out there, and as a result it's a popular sport in Desert Shores. While adults fish all the time, it's more fun to take pictures of the kids. Below are some photos from Desert Shores' annual Fishing Derby, which has the Nevada Department of Wildlife lead fun educational exercises for kids and adults alike.
At some point, they'll be facing the other direction.
Nice catch! But he's about to go back in the drink to fight another day...
How many kids in the southwest -- or anywhere -- get to do this?
The Nevada Department of Wildlife does a great job teaching all of us!
The Art of Model Boats
Boats that you can sit in aren't the only watercraft out there. There is a group of dedicated folks in Desert Shores with remote-controlled model boats who run through various slalom courses. There are novices and pros, all of whom have a great time. It's amazing to watch!
Playing Ball: Lots of Choices
As you'll see elsewhere on this website, there are lots of places to play racquetball, basketball and volleyball both at the Racquet Club and the Desert Shores master association. You can enjoy it indoors or outdoors ... except for racquetball, which has an unfortunate need for walls.
At the Racquet Club Building, there is well-maintained equipment for strength or cardiovascular fitness. It's just a quick walk from your house.
Swimming in Opportunities
At the large Racquet Club pool, you can do laps or just relax. You might want to rehabilitate your muscles in the hot tub after a hard workout with the training equipment. Or you can go over to the beach at the Desert Shores lagoon and feel like you've been transported to Santa Cruz.
Walking and Running
In a lot of communities, it's not easy to find safe or attractive places to walk and run. Desert Shores has that in spades. With four lakes and miles of sidewalks past some of the best views in Las Vegas, you'll actually want to follow through with that New Year's resolution you made in 1994.
It doesn't hurt that the weather is nearly perfect 95% of the time:
Not bad in the summer...
Or the spring......
And again in the summer...
Even in the winter...
And of course in the fall...pretty windy today? Nope, no whitecaps!
OK, this does take a little more preparation (and courage) than other activies listed here, but you sure see of lot of them around the lakes and in the Lakeside Center.
Desert Shores Attracts the Fun and Unexpected
Because it's such a unique area, people come from everywhere to take pictures, get married, parachute into the lakes, or just be seen. There are several filmmakers who have noticed the area is a perfect backdrop, like this commercial being filmed across from the Racquet Club at the Desert Shores Community Center. There's always something interesting going on.
These kinds of activities are fun to watch, or maybe you can be an extra!