The Container Park

IMG_9688There is so much to love about Vegas. My best friend told me about this place called The Container park that was made from recycled truck containers and I didn’t know what to expect. Finally I had to chance to see it for myself with my friends a few weeks ago and was blown away. When I got there I was so impressed with their concept of creating a shopping attraction out of such random materials. The place is practically a work of eco-friendly art and an exciting shopping attraction in downtown Las Vegas that I enjoyed very much. There is an assortment of small boutiques, galleries, bars, eateries and outdoor spaces as well as entertainment and education programming and located in the epicenter of the park is a playground where children can play.

Situated on the southeast corner of Fremont and Seventh streets, Downtown Container Park spans approximately 19,000 square feet with a mix of 30 shipping containers and 41 multifunctional modular cubes forming its perimeter. Each cube is a steel-framed structure that measures 250 square feet and can easily form a variety of portable configurations. If Downtown Container Park were ever dismantled, the cubes could be used for other things – such as a construction office or concession stand – and would never wind up in a landfill. How brilliant is that?

The sign that stretches above the front entrance is made out of a gray and orange shipping container, and also functions as a bridge — guests can walk through and view all the action on Fremont Street from large window-like cutouts of the letters that spell “C-O-N-T-A-I-N-E-R P-A-R-K.” Even the three-story elevator boasts a shaft that has been fashioned from a shipping container. And how could I forget the amazing praying mantis that blows fire from its head that looks like it came from a burning man convention.

I enjoyed browsing through the shops but some stood out more than most. Allow me to give you a virtual tour of the Container Park and the amazing time I had with my friends before we were off to the Neon Museum.

IMG_9687 We parked a few blocks away and came across this beautiful art deco motel that had so much charm. I had to take a shot of it.
IMG_9759 My beloved Fremont<3IMG_9691Art at the front entrance of Container Park. Locks and metal sheets of hearts all personalized with loving thoughts.IMG_9692“Life is short so make it beautiful”IMG_9758 The mega praying mantis!IMG_9690 Here we go!IMG_9693My bestie Derek and I got to enjoy the day with our friends Daniel and cutie patootie Mila, who is Daniel’s daughter.
IMG_9698 A cute playing area for kids in the center of the park made of containers. Their own little Container park.IMG_9694 First stop, the Big Ern’s BBQ for some grub.IMG_9307I give this place 100 thumbs up for their delicious pulled pork, mashed potatoes, and mac and cheese.IMG_9705 Mila and I upstairs about to visit some shops.IMG_9709My favorite shop at the Container Park is Lil Art Bodega because it is full of that NY flavor. It makes me feel like I have a piece of home just by looking at the great artwork they have showcased by some of my friends who are in the graffiti/art scene.
IMG_9722Las Vegas doesn’t really have a graffiti culture so we need shops like Art Bodega to spread awareness of this beautiful medium. Canvas’ adorn the walls.IMG_9719They carry some dope apparel too.IMG_9723 Stay calm be happy my friends.IMG_9713 IMG_9718 IMG_9717 Buff Monster stickers sold at the Art Bodega vending machine.IMG_9712Some other cool Buff Monster merch.IMG_9711Graffiti greeting cards. Some by my good friend Cope2!IMG_9714 Some toys, markers, and other merch kept fresh.IMG_9715 Probably the only place in Vegas where you can buy Krink markers.IMG_9720 Thug Dunnies.IMG_9724This shop had some cool merch from the Mob Museum we plan to visit soon.
IMG_9725 So good to see Freemont embracing the art world. I see it becoming the next Wynwood of Art Basel.IMG_9729 IMG_9734 Winky is a cute shop that had such colorful and unique watches.IMG_9733 I loved the colorful decor of the place.IMG_9730 Because girls love cupcakes and sparkly things that tell time. 🙂IMG_9731I want them all.
IMG_9732 Great customer service too.IMG_9735 Boutiqueaholics was another cute shop I came across. Carmen Miranda is what made me come in 😉IMG_9737 Vegas doesn’t have too many fashion forward shops that aren’t so commercial so it was a breath of fresh air to find this one.IMG_9738 IMG_9739 They had a few pieces I’d like to see hanging in my closet.IMG_9742Cutie Mila blowing bubbles while I browsed through shops.
IMG_9744My bestie Derek also relaxing while I browsed.
IMG_9754 American Vagabond was my favorite apparel shop of the Container Park. It was the most unique of all the clothing shops I browsed through. I’d literally wear anything and everything they had here.IMG_9750 Love this hot pink number.IMG_9751 Wish you could see the detail of the romper to the right. Such a great piece and it came in neon orange too.IMG_9752 The store was super clean and organized.IMG_9753 love!IMG_9755 I need this varsity in my life.IMG_9756 I’ll take the whole rack please.IMG_9762 Last stop… The Neon Museum.

We love going there to see the old Neon signs!IMG_9764 I won’t get into too much detail as I already posted about the Neon Museum here, but I have some cute pictures I wanted to share with you all.IMG_9767 Mila’s artistic talent kicked in after seeing the signs.IMG_9775 She started drawing in the gravel with her fingers.IMG_9765IMG_9779 Hi!IMG_9778 Prettiest grave yard I ever did see.IMG_9799Cutest pug lover I ever did see.
IMG_9801 My bestie always loves coming to the Neon Museum. He is always inspired each time.
IMG_9803 Me and the lil homie :D. She never smiles in photos lollIMG_9804 IMG_9809Good times!

Visit Downtown Container Park and The Neon Museum if you are ever in Vegas! You will love it!

XOXO

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5 Comments on “The Container Park

  1. Fantastic! Thanks! When Johnny Angel and I were there a few weeks ago we were going to check this out! We love the “container philosophy” and plan on creating a container home off grid when we retire! We were walking about at night when I kept hearing the mantis “burn!” We walked that way to see what I was hearing and low and behold… Container Park! They were charging cover at night so we didn’t go in. Will visit it next time during daylight. Great to see your pics of the joint!!! Thank You!

  2. Dear Jasmin, I have to say you are awesome, cool, and beautiful. I love that you like my Little Pony, and I do too. Next time I see you I’ll give you a hug and it will be cool.

    Love, Mila.

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