Being born and raised in Reno, I spent most of my childhood in our parks. From playing Little League at Dick Taylor Memorial Park, to camping at Davis Creek, to riding the train at Idlewild Park. Growing up, the chances were good that I was in a park either having fun at the playground, playing fetch with our family dog, having a bbq, playing youth sports, or just taking in the scenery. I can honestly say that many of my best childhood memories happened while in a park. After leaving the area for college and starting my career, I came back to the Truckee Meadows and took a position through AmeriCorps with the Parks Foundation as a Student Stewards educator. This is when I became aware th
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!