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The vision of the Rosewood Nature Study Area project is to establish and steward a publicly accessible Great Basin wetland habitat where the community can come to learn about and appreciate the importance of our natural open spaces and local parks.


Since the construction of Veterans Parkway and closure of the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course, the property has become neglected and invasive weed species have proliferated the area.


In 2021, the City of Reno agreed to provide Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation with up to a 50-year lease agreement. This enabled the Parks Foundation to launch a multi-year, multi-phase capital campaign to transform the run-down golf course into a historic marshland habitat which will include the region's only state-of-the-art nature center.

On June 12th, 2021 the site, now known as the Rosewood Nature Study Area, was officially opened to the public.


The Acres of Innovation Capital Campaign will raise funds to improve this essential habitat for our region’s native wildlife and provide areas for Washoe County school children and all community members to experience nature and learn about the natural and cultural history of the Truckee Meadows.

Donate today to make a lasting impact in the Truckee Meadows.

PHASE 1 Complete

Raised $500,000


25,000 hours of restoration


Pollinator Garden established


1500+ native plants and grasses added


1.3 miles of trail opened


Two 1/4-mile pond trail loops opened


100+ invasive plants removed


100+ bird and animal species observed


Nature Center established and opened to the public

PHASE 2 In Progress

Raise $700,000


Open 1.8 additional miles of trail


Install interpretive, wayfinding and entry signs


Develop education exhibits in Visitor Center


Install fishing dock and wildlife viewing vista points


Create access to the pollinator garden


Plant 2,500 native species


Create 50 acres of native species


Construct an outdoor classroom for local students

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Giving today is an investment in the essential spaces of tomorrow

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