Horizon View Park

General Park Information:

Horizon View Park is a 5 acre Reno park without a restroom.

Amenities Include: 

Playground, exercise court, walking and biking paths, picnic shelter, barbecue area, drinking fountain, tables, and benches. 

Here is a link to Horizon View Park on City of Reno's website.

 

View the slideshow to see some of this park's amenities!

Views and Mining

Panoramic views of the Virginia Range foothills and the Sierra Nevada Range make this a lovely park. The highest peak in the Virginia Range, Mount Davidson, can be seen southeast from the park.

Photo by: Jay Kolbet-Clausell

Comstock miners.

Source:  Wikimedia Commons

In 1859 silver ore was discovered in this mountain by American miner Henry Comstock. This discovery brought thousands of prospectors to the area and many of the early settlers, such as Peleg Brown and G. Huffaker.  

 

Main Sign 

Photo by: Jill Richardson 

Submission Box for Personal Stories/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 submit your stories and/or photos!

 

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 here!

Flora:

Highlights:

What plants have you seen here?

Fauna:

Highlights:

What animals have you seen here?

 

community submissions 

Biodiversity Submissions:

Community Stories and Photos:

Your Name

Horizon View 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

Horizon View 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

Horizon View 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

Horizon View Park History Researcher

Jill Richardson

Jill is the History Researcher for this park. She has dedicated time to research and document the history of the Horizon View Park and region. Thank you Jill for your commitment to our parks and historic preservation!

 

References/more info

  • City of Reno: Horizon View Park.

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: Keller, J. "New parks give Double Diamond kids space to romp."

  • Wikipedia: "Comstock Lode."

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: Roccapriore, C. "It's time to play."

History  Resources:

 
  • Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation Facebook
  • Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation Twitter
  • Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation Instagram
  • Truckee Meadows Parks FoundationLinkedIn
  • Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation Youtube

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

 

50 Cowan Drive, Reno, NV 89509 | (775) 410-1702 

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