Bowers Mansion

General Park Information:

Bowers Mansion is a 49-acre Washoe County park with a restroom. Note: dogs are NOT allowed at Bowers Mansion unless they are service dogs.


Amenities Include: 

Playground, outdoor pool, walking/hiking trails, reservable picnic areas, horseshoes, tables/benches, and tours of the Bowers Mansion. Bowers Mansion has expansive lawns and tall shade trees perfect for picnics. Bowers Mansion is a landmark and is a part of the US National Register of Historic Places.

 

View the slideshow to see some of this park's amenities!  

Bowers Mansion History: 

Bowers Mansion was built in 1863 by millionaires Lemuel "Sandy" Bowers and wife, Eilley Oram. The Bowers came upon their fortune through striking it rich through a silver mine investment in Gold Hill Nevada. Sandy and Eilley were the first millionaires from the Comstock Lode.

 

Eilley and Sandy filled their mansion with treasures from around the world. The outside of the mansion is constructed out of decorative granite cut by Scottish stone masons and put together without mortar. The home contains 16 rooms decorated in the luxurious victorian style. The cost of building this mansion totaled a whopping $400,000 (an incredible sum especially during the 1860's). This home is open for tours during summer weekends. Click here for more information.

 

Picnic Area and Pool

Image by Kendall Masuko

Submit Your Park Stories and Photos

Do you have personal photographs or stories about this park and are willing to share your memories with your community? Stories and photos can be recent adventures in the park, old memories of what the park used to be like, or fond remembrances of what this park has meant to you in the past. Sharing your photographs and memories will help to build our shared history of these important public places.

 

Click here to upload your photos and/or stories!

 

biodiversity

Typical Flora and Fauna

The following are a few of our favorite highlights. 

See the community submission section below to view additional wildlife sightings found at this park, and submit you own favorite naturalist sightings through iNaturalist!

Flora:

Highlights:

What plants have you seen here?

Fauna:

Highlights:

What animals have you seen here?

community submissions

Submission Box for Biodiversity Sightings:  

Click here to document your own biodiversity observations (pictures, video, or audio submissions accepted) of this park. Any observations noted along the Truckee River, please share with the 

Truckee River Guide here.  

 

Biodiversity Submissions:

Community Stories and Photos:

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Bowers Mansion

Tell us your stories about this park or share your photographs to add to the growing record of our shared park history! 

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Bowers Mansion

Tell us your stories about this park or share your photographs to add to the growing record of our shared park history! 

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Bowers Mansion

Tell us your stories about this park or share your photographs to add to the growing record of our shared park history! 

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volunteer highlights

Volunteer Researcher:

To learn more about volunteering for this Project, click here.

Enjoy history? Then consider volunteering as a History Researcher today! 

Like plants and animals? Then volunteer as our Biodiversity Researcher!

Researchers Needed:

Doggie Ambassador:

To learn more about the Dog Waste Project, click here.

Ambassadors Needed:

Would you like to help keep our parks free from pet waste? Then become a Doggie Ambassador volunteer today!

 

To learn more on how you can become a volunteer Doggie Waste Ambassador, click here.

 
 

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