2055 Idlewild Dr, Reno, NV 89509
Idlewild Park is a 49-acre Reno park with year-round restrooms. The park is home to a number of facilities, including the California Building, the Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park, the Rose Garden at Idlewild Park, and the 53rd Whispering Giant sculpture carved by Peter Wolf Toth. Located along the Truckee River, the park offers access to the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail.
Playground, skate park, volleyball court, baseball/softball fields, swimming pool, exercise area, water play feature, rentable shelters, pathways, bike path, picnic shelters, barbecue area, and tables/benches.
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References & Further Info:
Information on renting the California Building can be found here.
Reno Historical: “California Building” by Mella Harmon and Alicia Barber. http://renohistorical.org/items/show/105.
“A Brief History of Idlewild Park” by Rod Haulenbeek
“Twain’s cabin was in Idlewild Park for 20 years” By Patty Cafferata
“The Little Engine That Could (in Idlewild Park!)” by Ol’ Reno Guy, Karl Breckenridge
Haley McGuire (history, ammenities, etc.)