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.
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!
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?
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.
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!
Community Stories and Photos:
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