General Park Information:
Crissie Caughlin Park is a 3-acre Reno park with a year-round restroom.
Playground, horseshoes, walking and bicycle paths, picnic shelter, barbecue area, and tables/benches. Crissie Caughlin Park is located next to the Truckee River.
View the slideshow to see some of Crissie Caughlin Park's amenities!
Crissie Caughlin Family Background:
Photo by: Haley Kirby
Crissie Caughlin Park was named after Crissie Caughlin, of the Caughlin Ranch/Andrews Ranch property. Crissie, originally Crissie Andrews, was born in Washoe City in 1866 to George and Bettie Andrews in Washoe City.
The family moved to Reno in 1874, after the Virginia City mines took a downturn, and purchased land in west Reno, now Mayberry Drive. Her parents ultimately divorced and Crissie was given 40-acres of the ranch property.
Photo by: Haley Kirby
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.
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Flora and fauna:
Click on the blue categories below to learn about local flora and fauna found in our parks and open spaces!
You can also document your own biodiversity sightings through iNaturalist.
Community Stories and Photos:
Crissie Caughlin Park History Researcher
Patti is the History Researcher for this park. She has dedicated time to research and document the history of Crissie Caughlin Park. Thank you Patti for your commitment to our parks and historic preservation!
To view this project, click here.
Doggie Ambassadors Volunteers:
Kathleen Imberi and Dominick
Kathleen Imberi and Dominick are the Doggie Waste Ambassadors for this park. Thank you Kathleen and Dominick for helping to keep Crissie Caughlin Park free from dog waste and keeping our parks clean!
To learn more on how you can become a volunteer Doggie Waste Ambassador, click here.
Rephotography Site Stewards:
To view this collection, click here.
Leanne and Tom Stone
Leanne and Tom Stone were the Site Stewards for Crissie Caughlin Park. They had been involved with The Parks Rephotography Project since 2014. Thank you Leanne and Tom for your dedication to the Parks Foundation for over the years!
Click here to see the collection!
City of Reno: Crissie Caughlin Park
From Land of the Buckaroo: Historic Ranches of Western Nevada By Holly Walton-Buchanana
Debbie Hinman and Alicia Barber, “Caughlin Ranch House,” Reno Historical, accessed June 12, 2020,
“Crissie Caughlin – Pioneer” by Sheila Lonie, Crissie’s granddaughter
View full history write up of Crissie Caughlin Park by Patti Poston here!
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