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The vision of the Rosewood Nature Study Area project is to establish and steward a publicly accessible Great Basin wetland and 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
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
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
Technicians recycle dead plants into bundles that are used to ease bank erosion.
At 219 acres, the Nature Study Area is one of the last wetland habitats in Reno.
Our AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technicians built and installed 15 nest boxes.