The space between Monte Carlo and New York-New York has been developed into the very first outdoor gathering space on the Strip . . . that has nothing to do with a resort pool. There’s certainly water though, thanks to two welcoming 100-footlong waterfalls near the Las Vegas Boulevard entrance of this bona fide park, complete with art installations, live entertainment, and restaurants. The Park combines natural and industrial design to create a comfortable oasis in the desert, including 16 75-foot-tall shade “trees” that line the area, blocking sun by day, casting cool shadows, and lighting up the paths by night. The 40-foot-tall Bliss Dance sculpture made her way from Burning Man to shimmy on the Strip, illuminated by 3,000 colored LED lights. Even if you’re not headed to a show or a hockey game at the T-Mobile Arena, which sits behind The Park, there’s plenty of reasons to take a stroll, including several restaurants which all offer indoor and outdoor space, such as the theatrical sushi spot Sake Rok and the waffle-driven Bruxie, which takes the Belgian specialty and uses it as a vehicle for excellent fried chicken sandwiches.