General Park Information:
Lazy 5 Regional Park is a 85-acre Washoe County park with a restroom.
Playground, soccer field, multi-purpose field, volleyball, skate park, water play park, horseshoes, basketball, pickleball, picnic area, barbecue area, and reservable building.
Here is a link to Lazy 5 Regional Park on Washoe County’s website.
View the slideshow to see some of this park's amenities!
Lazy 5 park gets its name from a ranch that was previously operated in the area; the ranch got its name from the symbol they used to brand their animals, as most people thought it looked like a sideways ‘5’. The upper area of the park - where the community center, waterpark, playground, and skatepark are located, opened in 2001.
The park expands beyond the upper area including hiking trails spanning over the 85-acres Washoe County owns, and this opened in 2007. Early in 2019, the park saw another addition of ‘The Hive’ which replaced the sand and salt dome that was adjacent to the skateparks.
Image by Jay Kolbet-Clausell
Image by Jay Kolbet-Clausell
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!
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.
Community Stories and Photos:
Lazy 5 Park History Researcher
Meghan Anderson is the History Researcher for this park. She has dedicated time to research and document the history of Lazy 5 Regional Park. Thank you Meghan for your commitment to our parks and historic preservation!
Washoe County: Lazy 5 Park Information
Lazy 5: Trail Map
Rentable Building: Cottonwood Room
Rentable Recreation Venue: The Hive
Rentable Shelter: Sunrise Picnic Pavilion
Rentable Shelter: Sunset Picnic Pavilion
Rentable Shelter: Sugarloaf Picnic Pavilion
Melio Gaspari Water Play Park
Lazy 5: Facebook Page
Anderson, K. (2017, Jul 19). Crowds flocking to Lazy 5 free concert series. Sparks Tribune.
Babicz, R. (2008, Oct 22). Unfamiliar territory. Reno Gazette Journal.
News 4 & Fox 11 Digital Team. (2019, Apr 12). Grand Opening of 'The Hive', a new recreational facility in Sparks. My News 4.