General Park Information:
Mira Loma Park is a 37.5-acre Reno park with a year-round restroom.
Playground, skate park, soccer/football field, baseball/softball field, basketball court, tennis court, horseshoes, exercise court, walking paths, picnic shelter, barbecue area, rentable shelter, and tables/benches.
View the slideshow to see some of this park's amenities!
Image by Jay Kolbet-Clausell
Mira Loma means “view of the hills” and the park by this name lives up to that description. Reno put aside $201,000 for construction of the park in 1980, despite an otherwise tight city budget. The planners met with surrounding residents to brainstorm ideas for the design of the park. By 1983, a portion of the 13-acre park was under development.
A few years later, voters approved a bond measure to finance improvements to the city parks, including Mira Loma Park. By 1988, the park was expanded to almost 38-acres and included many new amenities such as tennis courts, jogging path, more baseball/softball fields, and restrooms. Tennis courts were at a premium at the time since the only tennis complex in southwest Reno was at Pine Middle School, so the community was happy to have four courts added to the park. The new ball fields promised to host 200 softball teams. In 2000, another bond issue was approved by voters to go toward city parks, including the erection of a skateboard park at Mira Loma, which was completed in 2002.
Image by Jay Kolbet-Clausell
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:
Mira Loma Park History Researcher
Jill Richardson is the History Researcher for this park. She has dedicated time to research and document the history of Mira Loma 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 and Kylie Dominguez:
Theresa Wojtkowiak and Kylie Dominguez are the Doggie Waste Ambassadors for this park. Thank you Theresa and Kylie for helping to keep Mira Loma 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.
City of Reno: Mira Loma Park
Mira Loma: Trail Map
Trip Savvy: “There's Lots to Do at Mira Loma Park in Southeast Reno”
Mira Loma Park: NewtoReno
Full source list found here