The Container Park: Downtown Events, Stores, Food & Playground

Container Park in Downtown Las Vegas

The Container Park is a whole new take on the open-air shopping and entertainment centers popping up around the country.

They have constructed the mall out of re-purposed shipping containers to house the boutiques, walkways, and restaurants.

It sits in downtown Las Vegas, which is starting to see a Renaissance of locally sourced food and reclaimed materials to take what is old and make it fresh and useful again!

Come check out how the Container Park is changing everything we know and expect from shopping malls.

The Container Park Mantis

You can immediately tell this Vegas shopping mall is different than the rest of the fancy, high-end malls on the Strip. You can see the rows of shipping containers that outline the outdoor shopping area.

Downtown Vegas Container Park

And, you can’t miss the giant insect at the entrance!

Fire-Shooting Praying Mantis (AKA Grasshopper)

Vegas Downtown Container Park

The 55′ tall, 40′ long praying mantis sculpture outside the Container Park draws a crowd every night from sundown to close with his fire-shooting antennae that is synced to music. This unique metal creation was made by husband and wife Kirk Jellum and Kristen Ulmer in Rockville, Utah. They placed it on top of a 1983 GMC dump truck to make it mobile, which makes it one of the most unique street-legal attractions in Vegas!

The Dome
Catalyst Dome in Container Park

The Dome sits next to the Praying Mantis outside the Container Park, and was the brain child of Zappos founder, Tony Hseih, to draw families with children downtown. While the one in Las Vegas lights up and changes colors, it has the ability to do even more including show movies, play interactive video games, and display planetarium-like shows.

Heart Love Lock

The heart shaped Love Lock sculpture in front of the Container Park is a representation of the city’s thoughts and prayers. It was created by local artist Nova May for the Life is Beautiful festival. Visitors bought locks with metal hearts and wrote messages on each and attached it to the sculpture. It is an organic piece of art in the center of downtown Las Vegas.

Love Lock at the Container Park Sept 2016
Love Lock at the Container Park Sept 2016

The Love Lock was stolen back in January 2016, and an empty grate heart was promptly replaced, as visitors began filling it up again. It is a piece of art that everyone who visits can contribute to.

Container Park Stores

As you walk in you notice the giant clock tower on the right and the three levels of stores. These are not your typical Las Vegas high-end brand stores like you’ll find on the Strip, nor are they the average strip mall fare with the large anchor stores like Best Buy and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Instead, the shops at the Container Park are locally owned boutiques with an organic, hand-crafted flair!

Container Park Restaurants

 

Container Park Las Vegas

The three-level mall contains boutique shops in a variety of categories like apparel, art, jewelry, toys, and pet supplies.

For a complete directory of shops, click the map below for a larger version.

Contianer Park Stores

Treehouse at the Container ParkThe Treehouse Playground

In the center of the Container Park is the Treehouse, and interactive playground for kids and adults, which includes a 33′ slide, a NEOS play system, and lots of room to be a kid!

NEOS is the world’s first electronic play systems for the playground. NEOS combines the speed and reflex action of video games with the explosive movement of aerobic exercise to create the most physically challenging and exciting activity ever to hit your play space.

Each NEOS play system offers multiple, high-thrill games for solo or team players. Every game presents a different set of challenges as players race each other – or the clock – to hit the blinking lights.

The grassed area is a great place for kids to run, play, and build with the blocks. It sits in front of the event stage (which provides some much needed shade in the summer months).

Container Park Playground Las Vegas

Container Park Food

There are several restaurants and small eateries to take a break and grab a bite. If you are looking for something quick, grab a hot dog at Cheffini’s, stop by the Chillspot for a shave ice, or grab a bag of kettle corn or jerky.

Container Park

For a sit down experience, Big Ern’s has amazing bbq specialties, The Perch has seasonal plates and salads, and for a vegan lunch or dinner, Simply Pure is sure to please. Bin 702 serves artisanal cheeses and every kind of grilled cheese sandwiches imaginable.

The Oak & Ivy is one of the best rated bars in downtown Las Vegas, which features barrel-aged craft whiskey!

There are several tables around the play areas so you can get a drink and a bite and watch the kids play.

Downtown Container Park Vegas

Container Park VegasEvents

From live bands to parades to holiday activities, the Container Park always has an event to look forward to. Here are a couple upcoming highlights:

July 2018 Events

Jazz in the Park
July 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Beauty and the Beast for Sunset Cinema
July 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Cameron Calloway
July 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hazard & Co.
July 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Zack Gray
July 28 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Jazz Session Sundays
July 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

August 2018 Events

Second Sunday – Art Show & Entertainment
August 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sunday Showcase- Open Stage Night at Container Park
August 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kids Camp- Beach Day
August 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Jazz Session Sundays
August 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

September 2018 Events

Container Park presents HOP Yoga
September 8 @ 10:00am – 11:00am

 

Container Park Events

  • No outside food or beverages.
  • Strollers are not permitted in the Tree House Play Area for safety.
  • Pets not permitted (except llamas and service animals).
  • Juveniles under 18 not permitted without legal guardian.
  • Juveniles under the age of 18 are welcome until 9:00 pm with a valid high school ID.
  • Adults 21+ only after 9 pm.
  • Any person disrupting the harmony or operations of the park will be removed.
  • No firearms, knives or weapons of any kind are allowed in the park.
  • Minors unaccompanied by adults may be allowed to enter the Container Park with a valid high school or government issued identification for high school age minors.

Hours

Retail

Monday-Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Restaurants & Bars

Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Friday- Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

*21 and over after 9pm

Location & Parking

DTLV Parking Map707 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Container Park Lot
118 S. 7th Street
$3 Per Hour with Max of 5 hours

Downtowner Lot
108 N. 8th Street
$2/hour – $10 flat rate

Llama Lot
910 Fremont Street
$1/hour – $6 daily maximum
$5 flat rate on nights (after 6pm) and weekends

Place on 7th Lot
115 7th Street
$3/hour

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The Downtown Container Park is located at 707 Fremont Street, in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas at the corner of Fremont Street and S. 7th Street. Conveniently located near the I15 FWY and the 93/95 FWY, just minutes from Summerlin or Henderson.

Public Transportation

The Deuce – Las Vegas Blvd (Strip) Transportation

The double-decker Deuce buses operate along Las Vegas Blvd. 24/7 with several convenient stops around the Fremont Street Experience. Customers heading north along the Strip could disembark at either:

Fremont Street Experience on Las Vegas Blvd.
Mob Museum on Stewart & 4th St.
Fremont Street Experience on 4th St
Fremont Street Experience on Carson east of Casino Center

Customers heading south along Las Vegas Blvd. can disembark at the Fremont Street Experience on Las Vegas Blvd. near Fremont St.

Additional Notice

There is no on-site parking at Downtown Container Park. Individuals with disabilities may use the 10 minute loading zone in front of Downtown Container Park for pick-up and drop-off.

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