Comstock Park

General Park Information:

Comstock Park is a 5-acre Reno park with a restroom (opened seasonally: late April-Early October weather permitting).

Amenities Include: 

Playground, soccer/football field, baseball/softball field, basketball court, walking and biking paths, picnic shelters, rentable shelters. 

View the slideshow to see some of Comstock Park's amenities!  

Photo of John C. Fremont.

Comstock Park History

Comstock Park is part of the Double Diamond neighborhood which had formerly been the Double Diamond Ranch. This ranch was owned by Wilbur D. May and had previously been part of Louis Damonte ranch. The Double Diamond Ranch held 1,500 head of cattle on 2,200 acres, and was known for having the best quarter horses in Nevada. 
 
The ranch was managed by H.M. “Rich” Richardson. The name Double Diamond is said to have come from Wilbur May’s initials “W.M.” which look like two diamonds when written with the “M” over the “W.”

 

Main Sign 

Photo by: Jill Richardson 

Submission Box for Personal Stories/Photos:  

Do you have personal photographs or stories about this park and are willing share your memories with your community? Then click here (for gmail account users) or here (if no gmail account) to upload your photos and stories. If you have a photo 10 years or older of this park, they could potentially be used in an exhibit in our traveling Parks Rephotography Project photo collection! How exciting to have your memories on display! Click here to learn more.  

 

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 on iNaturalist here!

Flora:

Highlights:

What plants have you seen here?

Fauna:

Highlights:

What animals have you seen here?

Submission Box for Biodiversity Sightings:

 

Click here to document your own biodiversity observations from this park on iNaturalist.

Any observations noted along the Truckee River, please share with the Truckee River Guide project here.  

 

community submissions 

Biodiversity Submissions:

Community Stories and Photos:

Your Name

Damonte Ranch

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

Your Name

Damonte Ranch

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

Your Name

Damonte Ranch

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

Comstock Park History Researcher

Jill Richardson

Jill is the History Researcher for this park. She has dedicated time to research and document the history of the Comstock Park and region. Thank you Jill for your commitment to our parks and historic preservation!

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:

Rephotography Site Stewards:

To learn more about the Parks Rephotography Project, click here.

Do you like photography? Want to learn more about your local parks?

Consider becoming a Parks Rephotography Site Steward for this park!

 

Click here to learn more.

Rephotography Volunteer Needed:

 

References/more info

  • City of Reno: Comstock Park.

  • Images of America - Washoe County. Cox, J. M. (2011).

  • Damonte Ranch Project. (1979).

History  Resources:

 
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