General Park Information:
Manzanita Park is a 12-acre Reno park with a restroom (opened seasonally: late April-Early October weather permitting).
Playground, baseball/softball field, tennis court, basketball court, volleyball, horseshoes, exercise court, walking path, picnic shelter, rentable shelter, barbecue area, and tables/benches.
View the slideshow to see some of this park's amenities!
Bridge and pathway
Image by Jay Kolbet-Clausell
Construction on Manzanita Park was approved by the Reno City Council in 1978 and work began two years later. The impetus for adding this park to the city’s portfolio was that many families were moving into the new housing subdivisions which were being built around that time. The city was aware that the existing parks were so popular that they were often at capacity. By 1981, families were enjoying the 4-acre park’s many amenities—the picnic pavilion, baseball/softball field, restrooms, and the playground area.
Almost a decade later, funds were earmarked for improvements and work began to expand the park’s area. Added were irrigated landscaping, pathways, prefabricated bridges, parking, and eventually picnic tables, fencing, volleyball and tennis courts. According to the Parks and Recreation Community Service Department, the park was expanded to thirteen acres at that time and was used by baseball/softball leagues and family gatherings. Along with Horseman’s Park, Manzanita Park was one of southwest Reno’s most popular parks in the late 1990s.
Image by Jay Kolbet-Clausell
Typical Flora and Fauna:
Click on the blue categories below to learn about local flora and fauna found in our parks and open spaces!
You can also document your own biodiversity 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:
Manzanita Park History Researcher
Jill Richardson is the History Researcher for this park. She has dedicated time to research and document the history of Manzanita Park. Thank you Jill for your commitment to our parks and historic preservation!
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!
To learn more about the Dog Waste Project,
Theresa Wojtkowiak is the Doggie Waste Ambassador for this park. Thank you Theresa for helping to keep Manzanita Park free from dog waste and keep our parks clean!
To learn more on how you can become a volunteer Doggie Waste Ambassador, click here.