The City of Sparks Parks and Recreation Department publishes an activity guide featuring a wealth of information about recreational programs available to the community. Two guides per year are published and provided free of charge - for spring/summer and for fall/winter.
Where to get your Sparks Recreation Activity Guide
Printed copies of the Sparks activity guide brochure can be obtained from Sparks recreation facilities and the Sparks City Hall. Which copy of the brochure is available (spring/summer or fall/winter) depends on the time of year.
- Parks and Recreation Department Office, 98 Richards Way, (775) 353-2376
- Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd., (775) 353-2385
- Larry D. Johnson Community Center, 1200 12th St., (775) 353-7780
- Sparks Senior Citizens Center, 97 Richards Way, (775) 353-3110
- Sparks City Hall, 431 Prater Way, (775) 353-5555
Online copies (in .pdf format) of each section of the guide are available for free download from the Sparks Parks and Recreation Department website. Each link allows you to open a chapter of the guide with Acrobat Reader and/or save a copy to your computer. It's handy to just save a copy of those parts of interest so you can refer to it later without having to return to the website. However, you can register online for many of the classes and activities.
The City of Sparks offers financial assistance to help with registration fees for children, seniors, and people with disabilities who cannot otherwise afford to take part in the programs. For more information about financial assistance, call (775) 353-2376.
What's in the Sparks Recreation Activity Guide
The Sparks Recreation Activity Guide contains just about everything you might need to know about current programs (which vary by season), how to sign-up and register, facilities and where they are located, special events, contact information, and more. Here is an example of the table of contents. Links on the website open each of these individually.
- General Information
- Community Centers
- Aquatics / Swimming Lessons
- Community Giving
- Kids Out-of-School Programs
- Small Wonders Learning Center
- Community Classes
- Special Populations and Facilities
- Special Events
- Youth Sports
- Adult Sports
- Community Programs
- Parks & Facilities
- Registration and Refund Information
More About Recreation in the Reno / Sparks area and Nevada
To say that we have an abundance of recreational opportunities is an understatement. In addition to the organized activities presented by our local governments like the City of Sparks, City of Reno, and Washoe County, there are virtually unlimited things to do all across the northern Nevada area and the rest of the Silver State. Here are a few examples...
- Reno / Lake Tahoe Winter Sports Areas and Resorts
- Nevada State Parks
- Nevada Public Lands
- Reno / Tahoe Golf Courses
- Biking Trails Around Reno
- Hiking Trails Around Reno
- Water Sports & Play
Play with the Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department
The City of Reno produces a similar publication, also on a twice-a-year seasonal basis. It's the Reno Recreation Program Brochure and is full of information about programs and things to do through the Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.