Discover Your Parks Walks  for Older Americans

Presented by

Senior Citizen

Advisory Committee

Explore your parks with Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation 


During the month of May 2017, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation will be leading a series of interpretive walks through our local parks specifically designed for seniors. The Discover Your Parks Walks for Seniors will provide seniors with a fun and educational way to explore our parks while receiving the physical and mental benefits of spending time outdoors.


The walks will introduce seniors to four of Reno's most interesting parks. Each walk will be approximately one-mile long and take about one hour. The walks will focus on the unique and varied natural and cultural history of parks in our area.


Walks will take place every Thursday in May starting at 10:00am. Dates: May 4-25. More details below.


If you have any questions or concerns, contact


2017 DYP Walks for Seniors


Idlewild Park

May 04, 2017

Join us on May 4th to learn a bit about one of the oldest and most storied parks in Reno. We'll also be identifying a selection of trees and shrubs that grace the park and--with a little luck--will sight a nice assortment of birds along the Truckee River.

Directions: From downtown Reno, take Arlington Ave. south and turn right (west) on 1st Ave. After 700 feet turn left onto Riverside Dr, and follow this road until it crosses the river. Make your first right on Idlewild Dr, and the park will be on your right. Turn right on Cowen Dr, and meet us at our office. 50 Cowan Dr. Reno, NV 89509

Valley Wood Park

May 11, 2017

From the soil to the plant and animal communities that live here, the Valley Wood Trail offers insight into the local ecology in an urban setting. We'll walk about 1.1 miles on a well-maintained, paved trail. There is a bit of elevation change. The Valley Wood Trail was built by housing developers when the adjoining subdivisions were constructed and was subsequently turned over to the City. The City used bond proceeds from the voter approved County Parks Bond in 2000 to improve the trails, including paving with asphalt as well as adding benches and interpretive signage. Valley Wood Park opened in 2002.

Directions: (6512 Valley Wood Drive, Reno, NV) Drive West on I-80 from downtown Reno. Take exit 9 for Robb Drive. Turn Right on Robb Dr. and go 1 mile to Mae Ann Ave. Turn left on Mae Ann and then take an immediate right on Valley Wood Drive. Drive 1/2 mile and the park is on your left. Parking is on-street.

Virginia Lake Park

May 18, 2017

Enjoy a one mile saunter around this interesting urban lake. Learn how the lake came to be and identify a surprisingly rich assortment of plants and animals that live here in the heart of Reno. We will discuss the improvements being made to the lake and nearby dog park.


Directions: (2400 Lakeside Drive, Reno NV 89509) From downtown Reno, head South on S. Virginia St. Turn right onto Plumb Lane and drive one block. Turn left onto Lakeside Drive. Turn right to follow Lakeside Drive around the West side of the lake. We will meet at the playground at the southwest corner of the lake.

Teglia's Paradise Park, NOT Oxbow Nature Study Area!

May 25, 2017

Due to flood damage, we've changed the location of this walk! The walk will be at Teglia's Paradise Park, NOT Oxbow Nature Study Area. Hope to see you there!


Learn a bit about one of the oldest and most storied parks in Reno. We'll also be identifying a selection of trees and shrubs that grace the park and--with a little luck--we'll see a nice assortment of birds along the Truckee River.
Restrooms available near parking area.
Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome.


Directions:  (2745 Elementary Dr., Reno) Take exit 96 off of US 395 and head east on Oddie Blvd. Turn right at Silverada Blvd (just past the pedestrian overpass) and then an immediate left (east) onto Paradise Dr. Paradise turns south and becomes Carville Dr. Continue on Carville a couple hundred yards to Elementary Drive and turn left (east). We'll meet in the Activity Center parking lot on your left.



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