Huffaker Park

General Park Information:

Huffaker Park is a 76-acre Reno park with a restroom (opened seasonally: late April-early October weather permitting).


Amenities Include: 

Playground, soccer/football field, baseball/softball field, basketball court, tennis court, horseshoes, exercise court, trails, picnic shelter, barbeque area, rentable shelter, and tables/benches.

 

Download a one-page park guide here and watch the Huffaker video here!

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

Huffaker Settlers:

The first European settlers in the area surrounding Huffaker Park were Mormons who built their homes here in the 1850s from stone. When Brigham Young called his Mormon followers back to Salt Lake City, these settlers left. Granville W. Huffaker was one of the early non-Mormon settlers of the Truckee Meadows. He and Lew P. Drexler had a cattle business in this area as of 1958 consisting of around 500 head of cattle.  

Raising livestock was an important business in the Truckee Meadows as it provided food for the miners after the discovery of silver in the nearby Virginia Hills. Prior to the discovery of the Comstock Lode, there were only about 25 non-native people living in the Truckee Meadows.
 

 

Huffaker Sign

Image by Jill Richardson 

 

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 through iNaturalist!

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!

Flora:

Highlights:

What plants have you seen here?

Fauna:

Highlights:

What animals have you seen here?

 

community submissions

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 here.  

Biodiversity Submissions:

Community Stories and Photos:

Your Name

Huffaker 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

Huffaker 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

Huffaker 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

To view this project, click here.

Doggie Ambassadors Project:

Clara Mitchell is the Doggie Waste Ambassador for this park. Thank you Clara for helping to keep Huffaker Park and Trail free from dog waste and keeping our parks clean!

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

Volunteer Researcher:

To learn more about volunteering for this Project, click here.

Researchers Needed:

Enjoy history? Then consider volunteering as a History Researcher today! 

Like plants and animals? Then volunteer as our Biodiversity Researcher!

 

resources/more info

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