Reno, Sparks, Lake Tahoe Parks
Discover Your Parks in 2014
Weekly evening walks help you become familiar with many of the public parks in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County.
Hiking Deadman's Creek Trail
Deadman's Creek Trail offers a moderate hike suitable for families and it's close to Reno.
Davis Creek Regional Park
Davis Creek Regional Park features, hiking, biking, campground, picnic and day use areas, fishing, and views of Washoe Lake and Slide Mountain.
Fall Fish Festival (formerly Kokanee Salmon Festival)
The Fall Fish Festival (formerly Kokanee Salmon Festival) is an annual free event at Lake Tahoe's Taylor Creek Visitor Center. This popular event is fun and educational, with things to do for everyone in the family.
Wingfield Park in Reno
Wingfield Park in Reno, Nevada, is where residents and visitors come to enjoy the Truckee River in the middle of the city.
Reno's Idlewild Park
Idlewild Park in Reno offers a multitude of activities, with something to do for everyone in the family.
Sparks Marina Park
Sparks Marina Park provides year round fun for families and children. Sparks Marina Park is particularly popular during summer when the lake's swimming area is open.
Top Things To Do in Reno's Parks
Public parks in Reno offer many ways for you and your family to enjoy getting outdoors. Here are some enjoyable outdoor activities in Reno's parks.
Programs and Events at Galena Creek Visitor Center
Galena Creek Visitor Center in south Reno offers outdoor oriented activities and programs for children and families to enjoy throughout the year.
Galena Creek Visitor Center and Recreation Area
Galena Creek Visitor Center in south Reno is a great place for kids and families to enjoy learning about nature in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area.
Bowers Mansion Regional Park
Bowers Mansion Regional Park, 20 miles south of Reno in Washoe Valley, combines a beautiful public park with area history of the 1800s Comstock silver boom in nearby Virginia City and Gold Hill.
Discover Your Parks
Join Discover Your Parks walks and learn about different parks in Washoe County, Nevada.
The Ranch Disc Golf Course
The Ranch Disc Golf Course is Reno's first public disc golf course. It opened to the public in May, 2011, and is located in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.
Skate Parks in Reno and Sparks
Reno and Sparks skate parks offer skaters great places to play and practice their moves. Skate parks have numerous skating features for both beginners and advanced skateboard skaters, and can also be used by riders on real roller skates, roller blades, scooters, and bikes. There is also skateboarding in some Washoe County parks.
Donner Party Park
Donner Party Park, a City of Reno public park, is a simple expanse of grass with some shade trees. There is nothing remarkable about the spot today, but its name alludes to a historic connection in the Truckee Meadows. It was near this spot, in October of 1846, that the emigrant Donner party established a camp and rested before attempting to...
Public Swimming Pools in Reno and Sparks
Both Reno and Sparks maintain public swimming pools. Indoor pools operate year round and outdoor pools are only open during the summer season.
Reno's Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno is a great family park. There is something for everyone, including playgrounds, picnic areas, walking trails, a big dog park, and the May Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
Pictures of Reno's Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
Reno's Rancho San Rafael Regional Park includes acres of grassy fields, wetlands, natural areas, picnic shelters, nature and walking trails, playground, and huge dog park. Rancho San Rafael Park is home to the Wilbur D. May Center, which includes the May Museum, May Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and Great Basin Adventure.
Reno's Bartley Ranch Regional Park
The focus at Reno's Bartley Ranch Regional Park is on western history, group activities, picnics, outdoor entertainment in the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, and hiking and biking on easy trails. This park accommodates equestrians with a horse arena and trails.
Pictures of Reno's Bartley Ranch Regional Park
Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno is not one of your typical playgrounds and grass parks. The focus at Bartley Ranch is on western history, group activities, picnics, outdoor entertainment in the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, and hiking and biking on easy trails. This park accommodates equestrians with a horse arena and trails.
Pictures of Reno's Idlewild Park
Reno's Idlewild Park is a beautiful open space just west of downtown. The park hugs a curve along the south bank of the Truckee River and features mature trees, large expanses of grass, two rentable picnic shelters, playgrounds, ball fields, a municipal pool, walking and biking paths, a train ride, Reno's Municipal Rose Garden, and small lakes for fishing and feeding waterfowl.
Reno's Mira Loma Park
Mira Loma Park serves the residents of southeast Reno with playgrounds, ball fields, walking paths, picnic areas, and Rattlesnake Mountain Skate Park.
Pictures of Reno's Mira Loma Park
Reno's Mira Loma Park has something for everyone. At the corner of Mira Loma Drive and McCarran Blvd. in southeast Reno, Mira Loma Park features mature trees, large expanses of grass, a rentable picnic shelter, playgrounds, ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, and a flat walking path with a par course all the way around the park.
Rock Park in Sparks
Rock Park in Sparks was seriously showing its age in 2008, 30 years after it was first established on the banks of the Truckee River. After a complete overhaul, it reopened in May of 2009 with a new Whitewater Park at Rock Park. Riverbank modifications provide for safe water play areas for children and great places for families to enjoy a day at...
Pictures of Rock Park in Sparks
Rock Park in Sparks was seriously showing its age in 2008, 30 years after it was first established on the banks of the Truckee River. After a complete overhaul, it reopened in May of 2009 with a new Whitewater Park at Rock Park, consisting of over 1,000 feet of fun - five drop pools for kayaking, tubing, and rafting. Riverbank modifications provide for safe water play areas for children.
Reno's Huffaker Hills Trailhead
Reno's Huffaker Hills Trailhead is the start of a good system of natural trails in the wilds of suburban Reno, Nevada.
Pictures of Reno's Hidden Valley Regional Park
Pictures show that Reno's Hidden Valley Regional Park is a wonderful family park with a wide variety of features designed to accommodate various recreational activities. I particularly like the mix of developed and undeveloped areas within this 480 acre park.
Reno's Hidden Valley Regional Park
Reno's Hidden Valley Regional Park is a wonderful family park with a wide variety of features designed to accommodate various recreational activities. I particularly like the mix of developed and undeveloped areas within this 480 acre park.
Taylor Creek Visitor Center at Lake Tahoe
The Taylor Creek Visitor Center at Lake Tahoe is operated by the U.S. Forest Service. Taylor Creek Visitor Center has educational exhibits, events, and activities related to the Lake Tahoe Basin and is a great destination for family fun.
Pictures of Wingfield Park in Reno
Wingfield Park in downtown Reno is the place for Truckee River water play during Reno's hot summer months. Together with the Truckee River Whitewater Park, it's like a free water park right in the middle of the city.
Nevada Beach at Lake Tahoe
Nevada Beach has both a campground and day use beach on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Nevada Beach is a great family destination in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Virginia Lake Park
Reno's Virginia Lake Park is like an oasis in the middle of the city. Surrounded by the urban environs of Reno which has spread around it, Virginia Lake and its park provide a calm and quiet place to walk, jog, have a picnic, bring your dog, or just relax in the shade and enjoy the view across the water.
Kings Beach State Recreation Area at Lake Tahoe
Kings Beach State Recreation Area at Lake Tahoe is 43 miles and less than an hour from downtown Reno. This beautiful, family friendly park on Lake Tahoe's north shore is a perfect place to go when the heat is on in Reno. There is a long sandy beach, a shallow shoreline for children, and water toy rentals including, paddle boats, water bikes, tubes, and jet skis.
Rink on the River
Ice skating family fun in downtown Reno, next to the Truckee River.
Sun Valley Regional Park
Sun Valley Regional Park offers great views and plenty of room for hiking and walking, picnicking, mountain biking, off-highway vehicles, and horseback riding.
Reno Rink on the River Pictures
Pictures of winter ice skating fun at Rink on the River in downtown Reno, right next to the Truckee River. Rink on the River is a place for families to have fun during the winter season.
City of Reno Parks & Facilities
Pleasant public parks dot the city. Whatever your activity, Reno has a park for it; walking, bike riding, playing with the kids, skateboarding, playing with your dog, or just relaxing.
Parks in Sparks
From the flagship Sparks Marina Park to small facilities around town, Sparks has the parks scene covered.
Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space
Check out all the options available through the public parks maintained by Washoe County.