Lake Park

General Park Information:

Lake Park is a 3.4-acre Reno park without a restroom.


Amenities Include: 

Playground, lake, walking paths, tables, and benches. 

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

The Establishment of Lake Park:

Lake Park was established on November 19, 1951 with a ceremony attended by neighbors, City Councilmen, and Mayor Francis R. Smith. It was opened as a recreational area for the surrounding new developments in the Lake Park Heights area, and was centered around Shannon’s Pond. The pond was originally used for ranch irrigation, and is fed by the Highland Ditch (built in 1880) which flows from the Truckee River 12 miles to what is now Rancho San Rafael Park. 

The developers of the Lake Park Heights subdivision, Wiechmann & Probasco, deeded Lake Park to the City of Reno. According to the Reno Evening Gazette on November 18, 1951, hundreds of yards of Truckee River gravel were brought in the form a solid bottom of the 3-foot deep lake. Featured activities in the newly-built park included fishing and ice skating. 

 

Lake Park Sign

Image by Jay Kolbet-Clausell

Submission Box for Personal Stories/Photos:  

Do you have personal photographs or stories about this park and are willing share your memories with your community?

 

Then click here (for gmail account users) or here (if no gmail account) to upload your photos and/or stories.

 

If you have a photo 10 years or older of this park, they could potentially be used in an exhibit in our traveling Parks Rephotography Project photo collection. How exciting to have your memories on display!

 

Click here to learn more.  

 

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!

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

Lake 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

Lake 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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Lake 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

Lake Park History Researchers

Catherine Schmidt and Elizabeth Francis

Catherine and Elizabeth are the History Researchers for this park. They have dedicated time to research and document the history of the Lake Park. Thank you Catherine and Elizabeth for your commitment to our parks and historic preservation!

Volunteer Researcher:

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

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

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

Researchers Needed:

Parks Rephotography Site Steward:

To learn more about the Parks Rephotography Project, click here.

Do you like photography? Consider becoming a Parks Rephotography Site Steward for this park!

 

Click here to learn more.

Volunteer Needed:

 

resources/more info

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