Hi, we're the  Parks Foundation!

We're the worker bees found in that little office in Idlewild Park across from the California Building. We are grant writers, program developers, student educators, trail guides, AmeriCorps members, and above all, park lovers! Feel free to stop in our office with questions, concerns, ideas, or simply to say hello. You will get many hellos in return!

The California Quail Welcomes Me to TMPF (& Reno)

I grew up in the eastern deciduous forests and cornfields of northeast Ohio, lived in a 1000-acre nature preserve in southwest Ohio, adventured on the trails, discovered the flora and fauna, and enjoyed everything the east had to offer. Now, here I am, freshly moved to the Great Basin, the mountains of Reno, and looking to find my place in this wonderful new ecosystem. And what better way for an outdoors-y, nature-y gal like me than heading out for a hike? In preparation, and not entirely sure what to expect, I packed up several water bottles, my singular field guide (don’t worry--I’ve recently acquired more), my camera, extra sunscreen, and a small notebook that has accompanied me on many a

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