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965 Victorian Ave, Sparks, NV 89431

Lillard Park

Park Description:

Sitting on just 2-acres of land in one of the busiest parts of Sparks, with Pyramid Way and Victoria Avenue encircling it, Lillard Park is often overlooked. However, the park has plenty of stories to tell, stretching back through the pages of history to the very founding of the city that surrounds it. The park opened in 1976 as a city project to celebrate the bicentennial of the United States. The park’s trains, historic school house, and other historic markers are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Sparks’ rich history.

Park Amenities:

Historical railway displays, pathways, picnic area, and tables/benches.

Park Contact Information:

City of Sparks - Parks & Recreation (775) 353-2376

Park Highlights

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Park History

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References & Further Info:

Chinese in Nevada. Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. (n.d.). Retrieved July 20, 2022, from http://shpo.nv.gov/nevadas-historical-markers/historical-markers/chinese-in-nevada


Exhibits; FUELING THE BOOM: CHINESE WOODCUTTERS IN THE GREAT BASIN 1870-1920. Nevada State Museum | Carson City. (n.d.). Retrieved July 20, 2022, from https://www.carsonnvmuseum.org/exhibits/fueling-the-boom-chinese-woodcutters-in-the-great-basin-1870-1920/

Philip I. Earl and Robert Fink (May 19, 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Glendale School". National Park Service. and accompanying photo from 1975


Southern Pacific Railroad yards. Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. (n.d.). Retrieved July 20, 2022, from http://shpo.nv.gov/nevadas-historical-markers/historical-markers/southern-pacific-railroad-yards


Sparks museum exhibits. Sparks Museum and Cultural Center. (2021, November 3). Retrieved July 20, 2022, from https://sparksmuseum.org/exhibits/

Contributor(s):

Michael Misanik (research)

Caroline Stillitano (editor) 

Last Updated:

August 26, 2022, 6:40:50 PM