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Link Piazzo Dog Park Grand Opening

By September 16, 2008

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Hidden Valley Regional Park, Reno, 

Nevada
Hidden Valley Regional Park, Reno, Nevada.
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Hidden Valley Regional Park is the site of Reno's newest place where dogs can run free, the Link Piazzo Dog Park. The grand opening is scheduled for this Thursday, September 18 at 2 p.m. The public is invited to join the festivities and enjoy this brand new facility with their furry family members. Scraps Dog Bakery of Sparks is giving free goodie bags to the first 30 dogs through the gate.

According to a Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space press release, "The new dog park features separate fenced areas for large and small dogs, a double-gated entry system to provide a secure area to leash and unleash, shaded seating areas, walking paths and watering stations." The park was made possible through a $150,000 donation from local humanitarian Link Piazzo.

Hidden Valley Regional Park is at 4740 Parkway Drive in the Hidden Valley neighborhood of east Reno. To reach the park, drive east on Pembroke Drive from McCarran Blvd., past the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course and into Hidden Valley. Turn right on Parkway Drive and follow it a few blocks to the park entrance. Contact Bob Harmon at (775) 823-6519 for more information.

This newest dog park adds to existing Reno and Sparks dog parks at Rancho San Rafael Park, Virginia Lake Park, Whitaker Park, and Sparks Marina.

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January 12, 2009 at 2:40 pm
(1) Paul says:

Link Piazzo has done many wonderful things for the Reno community! Our dogs enjoy the Link Piazzo dog park he funded, and we thank Link every day while our dogs Bode and Nan run free. We help keep the Park maintained, and recently hung a four-page tribute to Link on the chain-link fence, for other park users to read, to better understand the man who worked so hard, for so many years, for the benefit of his community. Three cheers for Link Piazzo!

January 12, 2009 at 9:17 pm
(2) renotahoe says:

Thanks Paul. Your testimonial about Link Piazzo is great. It’s good to hear about good people and the things they do for a change.

January 16, 2009 at 11:27 am
(3) Michelle says:

My family and I would like to thank Link Piazzo for this beautiful dog park.
Our dog, T.J. enjoys having a place to socialize with all kinds of other great dogs and we have met so many nice people there.

October 31, 2009 at 7:39 pm
(4) Viktoriya says:

This park is unique to the area with its dog park with separate fenced areas for big and small dogs which insures that everyone feels comfortable and safe.

My two little dogs love going to Link Piazzo park meeting furry friends to play with and very nice humans who pet them and occasionally even some treats.

Its the best place in the area for socialization and exercise.
Besides the fenced in play areas with drinking fountains and benches park offers a huge open space for hikes and exercising.

I love the park as much as my doggies do.

April 14, 2013 at 7:10 pm
(5) pit lover says:

The Hidden Valley Dog Park is a nice place for our furry kids to play & make friends. We humans enjoy meeting our kids friends humans & watching all the different breeds get along so well. There has been 2 occasions when small dog owners think that they are exempt from the rules of the 2 separate dog parks. Who is held responsible if a small dog in the big dog park should happen to get hurt? On both occasions the small dog humans were asked t take their under 20# dogs out of the big dog side. Both times the owners pitched a fit as if the rules do not apply. There are some very large breeds that frequent the park. I personally will not be responsible for any incident between my large dog & a small dog when the small dog owner blatantly refuses to abide by the rules. I would never take my large dog into the small dog side. What happened to courtesy, responsibility & common sence? Unfortunately because of these people & the ones who do not clean up after they’re dog, we will not be back & will not recommend this park. Thank you & I’m glad some can enjoy the park. Also its a 30 minute drive one way just to visit this park. What a shame a few bad apples spoil the whole bunch……

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