The First Junior Naturalist Progam of the New Year!
January 07, 2020
Over 100 children are expected to attend the first Junior Naturalist Program of the new year. Watch our Student Stewards Program Manager, Hannah Lansverk Sonnenberg, speak about details of this fun, hands-on, outdoor science program.
Bring in the New Year with the Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge!
January 02, 2020
The Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is offering a unique way for community members to improve their health and wellness into the new year through the Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge. This challenge is the perfect way to increase your physical fitness, improve your mental health, explore new places, and connect with friends, family and yourself through nature.
Public Forum Turnout for the Proposed Nature Study Area
September 04, 2019
News 4 reported on The Parks Foundation's Public Forum held on September 4th, 2019. The goal, to gain community input on the proposed Nature Study Area formerly known as the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course. Click the button to view the story.
Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is hosting an interactive meeting to gain community input on the proposed Nature Study Area, formerly known as the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course. The meeting will be on September 4th from 6pm to 7pm. There will be activities for kids as we discuss the future of this natural wetland habitat.
There are over 200 parks in our local area. TMPF's 2019 Discover Your Parks List is out! Watch News 4's video to hear our Wetland Restoration Director, Elena, and Program and Events Coordinator, Max, speak about our weekly interpretive walks that are free and open to the community.
The Reno City Council moved forward with an ordinance that would enact a smoking and vaping ban in parks and trails in Reno. The Washoe County Commission is expected to consider a similar ban in a few months. The movement to ban smoking in parks came after a TMPF survey in November 2017 found that 76% of respondents were in favor of limiting or banning smoking in parks.
As an extension of the Discover Your Parks Walks program, TMPF has added a few interpretative hikes completely in Spanish! As part of our Healthy Parks Healthy People initiative, we want to encourage diversity and community involvement in all of our parks. Information about which hikes are in Spanish can be found on our Facebook event.
The Biggest Little Dog Park officially opened to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The downtown dog park features both a small and big dog play area. The ceremony marks the completion of Phase I. Fundraising for Phase II is still underway.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for SUN SCREEN!
May 04, 2018
TMPF was lucky to be one of three northern Nevada nonprofits to receive a FREE automatic sunscreen dispenser and a supply of sunscreen donated by the Nevada Cancer Coalition. The sunscreen has been in use all summer during our Student Stewards Summer Camp and will continue to benefit the community at our outdoor events.