Deer Park

How Deer Park got it's Name:

One of the oldest parks in Sparks, Deer Park is reported to be home to the oldest cottonwood trees in the city.

 

First named Highland park, this park was later named Deer Park in 1903 after six deer that were kept at Deer Park in a small zoo. The name of the park remained even after the removal of the deer from the park (apparently there were a few escapes and thefts that prompted their removal)!

General Park Information:

Deer Park is a 3-acre Sparks park with a restroom. 


Amenities Include: 

Playground, outdoor pool, full basketball court, canopy, and barbeque areas.

Here is a link to Deer Park on The City of Spark’s website.

 

View the slideshow to see some of this park's amenities!  

 

Main Sign 

Photo by: Jay Kolbet-Clausell

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/or 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!

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

Deer Park

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

Your Name

Deer Park

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

Your Name

Deer Park

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

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:

Parks Rephotography Site Steward:

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

Do you like photography? Consider becoming a Parks Rephotography Site Steward for this park!

 

Click here to learn more.

Volunteer Needed:

 

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