Tuesday, November 5, 2019

When I discovered that over 200 parks exist in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County, I was astonished, and after two years here I still find it incredible just how much there is to explore. I’m lucky enough to work at the Parks Foundation, where my lunch break consists of a...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Thinking back on my seven years living in Reno, it’s easy to spin up a mental list of dozens of unique outdoor experiences that have grabbed my imagination and sparked a bit of intellectual curiosity. For instance, at Crystal Peak in Dog Valley you can gaze out over a...

Imagine yourself walking along a trail in one of Reno’s many parks, on a warm and sunny day. You spot a beautiful red-tailed hawk take a quick dive at a vole, a...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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 fu...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

           Coming from western New York, I was looking forward to the opportunity to get out to the desert of Nevada and away from the snowy winters.  Little did I know, the altitude of the Sierra Nevada provides its own version of the four seasons that would leave me...

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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!