Double Diamond Park
General Park Information:
Double Diamond Park is a 10 acre Reno park with a restroom (opened seasonally: late April-Early October weather permitting.)
Amenities include a soccer/football field, baseball/softball field, and volleyball and basketball courts.
View the slideshow to see some of this park's amenities!
Washoe Indians – The Chief’s Family.
Source: Lawrence & Houseworth Publisher.
Before the settlers came to the Truckee Meadows in the 1850’s, this area was employed by the Washeshu people as part of their migration route in the winter when the mountains were snowy. For at least 9000 years before the colonizers moved this far west, the Washeshu utilized the local hot springs and were able to cook, drink, and bathe without fear of the water ever freezing. As a food source, the Washeshu hunted birds in the marshes and fished in the nearby Truckee River. The Washeshu also used the mineralized volcanic rocks as paint pigment. Many Washeshu and other Native American tribes still call this area their home, and more information can be found on the Reno, Sparks Indian Colony website here.
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!
Community Stories and Photos:
Double Diamond Park History Researcher
Jill is the History Researcher for this park. She has dedicated time to research and document the history of Double Diamond Park. Thank you Jill for your commitment to our parks and historic preservation!
Community Foundation of Western Nevada: About Kendyl Depoali.
Wikipedia: The May Department Stores Company.
Washoe County website: About Wilbur May.
Southeast Connector: Did You Know?
Higdon, M. (2018, June 28) Southeast Connector Opens Next Week. Reno Gazette Journal.
Fockler, M. (2007). Plumbing the Truckee: Water, Diversion and the Creation of Community along the Truckee River.