New Washoe City Park

General Park Information:

New Washoe City Park is a 9-acre park without a restroom.

Amenities Include: 


Playground, tennis court, basketball court, baseball field, horseshoes, barbecue, and picnic area.


Here is a link to New Washoe City Park on Washoe County’s website.

View the slideshow to see some of New Washoe City Park amenities!  

Washoe Valley’s Early Days:

Washoe Indians – The Chief’s Family.

Source: Lawrence & Houseworth Publisher.

Retrieved from the Library of Congress.

New Washoe City is a relatively new community at the north end of Washoe Valley. The valley has played an important part in Nevada history. Before the arrival of European settlers, Native Americans were already thriving in the area. Three main tribes called this area home and still do today, the Numa or Numu (Northern Paiute), the Washeshu (Washoe), and the Newe (Shoshone). Each of these names translates as: "the People." To learn more about the three tribes, go to the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony website here


Mormons from the Utah Territory were some of the first settlers in the valley. After silver was discovered in the Comstock, they were joined by prospectors and farmers from California who raised cattle. According to a historian from 1886, the Mormons who settled in the valley were “good citizens and their efforts to uphold the law and preserve order when the wild rush came in 1860 will ever be recorded in their favor.”



Photo by: Jay Kolbet-Clausell

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!



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 on iNaturalist here!



What plants have you seen here?



What animals have you seen here?

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 project here.  


community submissions 

Biodiversity Submissions:

Community Stories and Photos:

Your Name

New Washoe City 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

New Washoe City 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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New Washoe City 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

New Washoe City Park History Researcher

Jill Richardson

Jill is the History Researcher for this park. She has dedicated time to research and document the history of New Washoe City Park. Thank you Jill for your commitment to our parks and historic preservation!


References/more info

General Park Resources:

History  Resources:

  • (Untitled). (1877, September 5). The Daily Appeal, p. 3.

  • B. (1895, June 8). Flush times in Washoe. Weekly Nevada State Journal, p. 4.

  • Carlson, H. S. (1974). Nevada Place Names. Reno: University of Nevada Press.

  • Gooseberries. (1881, August 2). Reno Evening Gazette, p. 3.

  • Manning, H. (1982, April 5). Recreation, swim programs escape cuts. Reno Gazette-Journal, p. 20.

  • McMillan, D. (1977, June 22). County area subdivisions, mini-warehouses approved. Reno Evening Gazette, p. 9.

  • O.B. (1886, March 30). Early days of Wahsoe. p. 3.

  • Old V flumes that once flourished here. (1940, October 6). Nevada State Journal, p. 18.

  • Plan new church site. (1960, November 20). Reno Evening Gazette, p. 20.

  • Steamboat and vicinity. (1878, May 23). Reno Evening Gazette, p. 3.

  • Washoe County - No. 6. (1873, February 1). Nevada State Journal, p. 2.

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