Phillip & Annie Callahan Park
General Park Information:
Phillip & Anne Callahan Park is a 25-acre Washoe County park without a restroom.
Playground, horseshoes, picnic area, barbeque area, trails, and tables/benches.
Here is a link to Phillip & Anne Callahan Park on Washoe County’s website.
Callahan Park Sign
Photo by: Jill Richardson
The Phillip and Annie Callahan Park is so named to honor the parents of the Callahan family who donated 25-acres to make the park possible. The beautiful, peaceful pine trees, variety of park amenities, and access to the Galena Creek Trail make this park a gem. The Nevada Recreation and Parks Society also thought so and granted it an award for design excellence.
But the wonder of this park goes back to the earliest days of Nevada’s settlement by ranchers and miners, and booms and busts of the Comstock Lode in nearby Virginia City.
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!
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 on iNaturalist!
Community Stories and Photos:
Callahan Park History Researcher
Jill is the History Researcher for this park. She has dedicated time to research and document the history of the Callahan Park and region. Thank you Jill for your commitment to our parks and historic preservation!
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!