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
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!
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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Enjoy history? Then consider volunteering as a History Researcher today!
Like plants and animals? Then volunteer as our Biodiversity Researcher!
Deer Park: Discover Your Parks Walk Video
To read more about the history of Deer Park, or to hear audio recordings of the pool opening, visit The History Project’s website here.
Visit the City of Sparks website to learn more about Deer Park and pool.
The History Project: Town Building (1868-1912).
Visit Reno: Deer Park.