General Park Information:
Cyan Park is a 14-acre Reno park with a restroom (opened seasonally: late April-Early October weather permitting).
Playground, picnic shelter, barbecue area, and tables/benches.
View the slideshow to see some of this park's amenities!
Bella Vista Ranch:
Cyan Park is located on a portion of the former Bella Vista Ranch. At one point, the ranch comprised 1,700-acres including the land roughly south of Hidden Valley at Short Lane to the Damonte Ranch area, including much of Alexander Lake.
The Caesar A. Ramelli family owned a dairy farm on Bella Vista Ranch in the early days of the Truckee Meadows. Caesar was born in 1891 and purchased the land in the early 1920s. He was an active member of the Nevada Star Grange of Reno, and was married to his wife Jennie for 29 years when he passed away in 1948.
The land was put up for sale in 1934, listed as a “sacrifice account of illness.” But meetings of the Nevada Star Grange Home Economics Group still took place on the ranch into the 1940s, with Jennie Ramelli as the host.
Image by Jay Kolbet-Clausell
Cyan Park Sign
Image by Jill Richardson
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!
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 here.
Community Stories and Photos:
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!
Cyan Park History Researchers
Jill Richardson is the History Researcher for this park. She has dedicated time to research and document the history of Cyan Park. Thank you Jill for your commitment to our parks and historic preservation!