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!

Pups & Parks

Since I was 4 years old, I’ve always had a dog. I grew up with three rambunctious little dogs greeting me every day when I’d come home from school. Taking care of them was part of my routine, although I give all the credit to my parents for raising two kids and three dogs. Back in Illinois, my childhood summer evenings consisted of jumping in the car and taking them to the dog park or on a walk with my dad through the neighborhood. My childhood dog, Jack, and I resting while I stayed home sick from school. For me, dogs provide an unexplainable level of happiness, so when I moved to Reno - almost 2,000 miles away from my childhood dogs - I was pretty devastated to not have my furry friends ar

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