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

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!

 

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:

Doggie Ambassador:

To learn more about the Dog Waste Project, click here.

Ambassadors Needed:

Would you like to help keep our parks free from pet waste? Then become a Doggie Ambassador volunteer today!

 

To learn more on how you can become a volunteer Doggie Waste Ambassador, click here.

 

resources/more info 

 
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Protecting & enhancing our community through public engagement, education, and the sustainability of our parks, open spaces, and trails.

 

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