COVID-19 Past Updates

Updated 6/19/2020

All members of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation have transitioned to telecommuting as of 3/17/2020 while striving to maintain day to day operations, fundraising, and virtual programming initiatives.  

In the best interest of the health and safety of our community members, all programs and events for May and June have been transitioned to virtual delivery. This includes the following walks, hikes, and events: ​

 

Discover Your Parks Walks: Virtual Only 

Thursday, May 7th, 2020: Mayberry Park

Thursday, May 14th, 2020: Idlewild Park

Thursday, May 21st, 2020: Glendale Park 

Thursday, May 28th, 2020: Lockwood Park Loop Trail

Thursday, June 4th, 2020: Bartley Ranch Regional Park

Thursday, June 11th, 2020: Deer Park

Thursday, June 18th, 2020: Rainbow Ridge Park

Thursday, June 25th, 2020: Hidden Valley Inner Loop Trail

**Now Available: Virtual park tour videos and printable one-page park guides for self-guided exploration! Check out our website here to see the virtual materials for your next self-guided adventure. 

Member's Only Hike & Wildflower Walk 

Postponed until further notice

All members have been contacted regarding this event via email. Not a member yet? Click here to learn more about supporting the Parks Foundation. 

Junior Naturals Passport Program: 

Virtual Only until August 2020

Check out the JNATS scavenger hunt challenge on our Facebook page!

**Stay tuned for more information about at-home activity videos, take-home kits, and more! Make sure to follow the Student Stewards Science YouTube channel for the latest at-home activities that bring parks and hands-on science to your kitchen table! 

Dementia Friendly Nature Walks: 

Postponed until further notice

**Now Available: Weekly newsletter with photo and video updates from phenology points! Not signed up? Contact info@tmparksfoundation.org to be added to the list! 

To continue providing valuable in-park experience to the members of our community, we will be creating and distributing virtual park outlines, blog posts, Park of the Week videos, and more. To support these new initiatives, please make a gift to the Innovation and Inspiration Fund. Your contribution can help bring us closer together through new connections to our natural spaces. 

For more information about safely using parks and open spaces during the process of reopening Nevada, check out these resources from Washoe County: 

What’s Open? Washoe County Regional Parks & Open Space Updates

Updated 5/4/2020

All members of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation have transitioned to telecommuting as of 3/17/2020 while striving to maintain day to day operations, fundraising, and virtual programming initiatives. In observation of Governor Sissolak's most recent press conference, the Parks Foundation will abide by the stay-at-home order until May 15, 2020. 

In the best interest of the health and safety of our community members, all programs and events have been transitioned to virtual delivery. This includes the following walks, hikes, and events: 

 

Discover Your Parks Walks: Virtual Only 

Thursday, May 7th, 2020: Mayberry Park

Thursday, May 14th, 2020: Idlewild Park

**Now Available: Virtual park tour videos and printable one-page park guides for self-guided exploration! Check out our website here to see the virtual materials for your next self-guided adventure. 

Member's Only Hike & Wildflower Walk 

Postponed until further notice

All members have been contacted regarding this event via email. Not a member yet? Click here to learn more about supporting the Parks Foundation. 

Junior Naturals Passport Program: 

Cancelled until June 2020

Check out the JNATS scavenger hunt challenge on our Facebook page!

**Stay tuned for more information about at-home activity videos, take-home kits, and more! Make sure to follow the Student Stewards Science YouTube channel for the latest at-home activities that bring parks and hands-on science to your kitchen table! 

Dementia Friendly Nature Walks: 

Cancelled until June 2020. 

**Now Available: Weekly newsletter with photo and video updates from phenology points! Not signed up? Contact info@tmparksfoundation.org to be added to the list! 

To continue providing valuable in-park experience to the members of our community, we will be creating and distributing virtual park outlines, blog posts, Park of the Week videos, and more. To support these new initiatives, please make a gift to the Innovation and Inspiration Fund. Your contribution can help bring us closer together through new connections to our natural spaces. 

Updated 4/6/2020

All members of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation have transitioned to telecommuting as of 3/17/2020 while striving to maintain day to day operations, fundraising, and programming initiatives. 

In the best interest of the health and safety of our community members, all programs and events have been transitioned to virtual delivery until May 2020. This includes the following walks, hikes, and events: ​

 

Discover Your Parks Walks: Virtual Only 

Thursday, April 9th, 2020: Tom Cooke Trail 

Thursday, April 16th, 2020: Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area 

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020: Huffaker Hills Lakeview Loop

Thursday, April 30th, 2020: Rancho San Rafael May Arboretum

**Now Available: Virtual park tour videos and printable one-page park guides for self-guided exploration! Check out our website here to see the virtual materials from last week's park, Sparks Marina. 
 

Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge: Virtual Only 

Saturday, April 25th, 2020: Ballardini Ranch

**Stay tuned for virtual tour videos and printable park guides for self-guided exploration! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates. 

Junior Naturals Passport Program: 

Cancelled until May 2020

**Stay tuned for more information about at-home activity videos, take-home kits, and more! Make sure to follow the Student Stewards Science YouTube channel for the latest at-home activities that bring parks and hands-on science to your kitchen table! 

Dementia Friendly Nature Walks: 

Cancelled until June 2020. 

**Now Available: Weekly newsletter with photo and video updates from phenology points! Not signed up? Contact info@tmparksfoundation.org to be added to the list! 

To continue providing valuable in-park experience to the members of our community, we will be creating and distributing virtual park outlines, blog posts, Park of the Week videos, and more. To support these new initiatives, please make a gift to the Innovation and Inspiration Fund. Your contribution can help bring us closer together through new connections to our natural spaces. 

Updated 3/25/2020

All members of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation have transitioned to telecommuting as of 3/17/2020 while striving to maintain day to day operations, fundraising, and programming initiatives. 

In the best interest of the health and safety of our community members, all programs and events have been cancelled until 4/23/2020. This includes the Discover Your Parks Walks on Thursday, 4/2/2020, 4/9/2020, and 4/16/2020. We encourage all community members to continue utilizing their parks and open spaces while practicing safe and responsible social distancing. 

To continue providing valuable in-park experience to the members of our community, we will be creating and distributing virtual park outlines, blog posts, Park of the Week videos, and more. To support these new initiatives, please make a gift to the Innovation and Inspiration Fund. Your contribution can help bring us closer together through new connections to our natural spaces. 

Updated: 3/16/2020

In order to protect the best interests of our program participants, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation has been working diligently to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. However, after much deliberation and consideration, the Parks Foundation has moved to cancel all programs and special events through the end of March 2020.

 

As new information is provided by the CDC, Health Department and the Board of Directors, the Parks Foundation will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our workplace and community.  Please make sure to follow our social media pages and sign-up for our newsletter to receive real-time notifications and updates about our programs and events.

 

Listed below are additional precautions and program cancellations being implemented to help reduce the spread of the cold, flu and COVID-19.

Spring Break Science Camp:

Cancelled for March

Cancelled. Additional information will be provided to camp participants directly via email. 

 

Dementia Friendly Nature Walks: 

Tuesdays, Cancelled Until June 2020

In partnership with the Parks Foundation, The Sanford Center for Aging takes seriously the public health concerns about the COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) and the special risks it  poses to elders, adults living with chronic diseases, and their caretakers. Because of this, the Dementia Friendly Nature Walks will be postponed until at least June 1, 2020. We will contact participants directly when the program is scheduled to resume. 

 

Please be assured that our mission of serving elders will not change as we do everything we can during this challenging time to continue serving the community. We encourage everyone to take precautions for your own protection and safety as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Washoe County Health District

 

To continuously support the health and well-being of our community, the Sanford Center for Aging will be readily available via social media (Facebook) and email at wellness.sca@gmail.com

 

Members Only Birding Event & Hike: 

Cancelled for March 21st

Cancelled. Additional information will be provided to registered participants via email. 

 

Hike with a Shelter Dog Day: 

Cancelled for March 30th

Cancelled. Additional information about any potential rescheduling will be posted on our website and social media pages.   

Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge: 

Cancelled for March 28th

The Washoe Lake Sand Dune Hike is cancelled for March. More information to follow regarding hikes from April-December. 

 

Jr. Naturalist Program: 

Cancelled for April 11th

Cancelled for April 11th with re-evaluation pending closer to May. 

 

Discover Your Parks Walks: 

Regular Schedule: Thursdays, April - September

Continuing as scheduled for now with re-evaluation pending closer to April.  

 

Summer Science Camp
Regular Schedule: June 8th - August 7th

For now, continuing as scheduled. 

The Parks Foundation is still open and operating as usual with the following precautions in place: 

  • Increasing the amount of regular cleaning and disinfecting at all office locations. 

  • Asking members and staff to stay home if they (or someone in their home) are feeling sick. 

  • Evaluating and preparing Tele-Service options as needed. 

  • Promoting good hygiene in the workplace including:

  • Washing your hands often with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

  • Sneezing into your elbow, shirt or tissue instead of using your hands. 

  • Avoiding shaking hands.

  • Avoiding close contact with a sick person, if possible (6ft of space).

  • Avoiding touching your face or mouth. 

  • Cleaning and disinfecting areas that might be infected with flu germs, especially any shared surfaces including doorknobs, handles, and light switches, as well as other hard surfaces in your workspace and frequently used items.

Questions or Concerns? 

Contact us at info@tmparksfoundation.org

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