General Park Information:
Jack Tighe Memorial Fields is an 8-acre Reno park with a restroom (opened seasonally: late April-Early October weather permitting)
*Field use by permit only
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Photo by: Jay Kolbet-Clausell
Little League practice
Source: Reno Continental Little League, Facebook
The story of the ball fields begins in 1964 when the city first developed a plan for the Jack Tighe Memorial Fields. The first phase included a baseball diamond, as well as a picnic area to serve as a noise buffer between the park and the neighborhood. Reno’s Continental Little League was the first organization to use the field, and they still use it today. League officials, along with Reno city officials, sponsors, and the public attended the dedication ceremony on May 18, 1964.
The park hosted the 1965 Little League Western Regional Tournament. By the next year, the ball field was upgraded with a second Little League field and a Babe Ruth ball field plus fencing, irrigation, and two scoreboards donated by a local business. The original lighting for night games was installed in 1968.
In 1969, the city expanded the park to eight acres by purchasing land behind the Moana swimming pool; the pool no longer exists—it is now part of the parking area. Over the years the city has installed new lighting, restrooms, concession stands, improved scoreboards, and a tee-ball field. Many local businesses have donated free services, equipment, or money for the upkeep and improvement of the field.
Community Stories and Photos:
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Jack Tighe Memorial Fields History Researcher
Jill Richardson is the History Researcher for this park. She has dedicated time to research and document the history of Jack Tighe Memorial Fields. Thank you Jill for your commitment to our parks and historic preservation!