Bowers Mansion, the signature feature of Bowers Mansion Regional Park in Washoe Valley, south of Reno, Nevada.
Photo © Stan White.
"If Parks Could Talk" is a free series of talks and walks at various Washoe County regional parks around the Reno area. The hosts at each park in the series are Washoe County park rangers. All ages are welcome and you'll get to know about some of the really nice parks we have in (and close to) the Truckee Meadows. Bring a pair of walking shoes, some water, and warmer clothes to layer with should the evening turn cool. All walks and talks are on Thursdays and start at 7 p.m. No reservations are necessary. For more information, call (775) 823-6500. Here is what's coming up...
- July 12 - History of the Truckee Meadows Ditch System - meet at Bartley Ranch Park
- July 26 - History of Bartley Ranch Regional Park and historic buildings
- August 9 - History of Bowers Mansion Regional Park
- August 23 - A look inside the historic Ranch House at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
On Thursday, July 5, a free "If Parks Could Talk" exhibit opens at the Western Heritage Interpretive Center in Bartley Ranch Regional Park. The evening begins at 7 p.m. and will feature music performed by Northern Nevada Bluegrass. The exhibit itself includes artifacts, photographs, and other memorabilia from six Washoe County regional parks. On July 19 at 7 p.m., come enjoy cowboy poet Tony Argento at the exhibit.
Source: Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space.
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