In a sign that important residential trends such as walkability and access to the outdoors have gone mainstream, MGM Resorts has unveiled plans for its newest space on the Las Vegas Strip. It's a new concept for the city, which is known for encouraging visitors to stay inside the air-conditioned casinos.

An eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment tucked into rich desert landscaping, The Park will become a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side connecting New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts as well as the new 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena.

The Park re-envisions the traditional pedestrian experience by adding a new layer of diverse social spaces in Las Vegas, according to a press release from MGM. It will draw passersby from the hustle and bustle of The Strip into an oasis offering opportunities to experience Las Vegas outdoors and at one’s leisure, only steps from one of the largest boulevards in the world. Inspired by the iconic plazas, promenades and squares that have served as important public gathering destinations within the world’s great cities throughout history, The Park will offer an array of common spaces for socializing, relaxing, exploring and sampling the surrounding tastes, sights and sounds.

"By day, visitors will be able to bask in pockets of sun or enjoy shade beneath mature trees or one of the stunning, trumpet-like shade structures towering more than 50 feet above. Patio-style seating will encourage a genuine social environment, while seating alcoves tucked into large planters will provide areas for respite," says the release.

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