Nestled up next to I-580 near Mount Rose Highway is a treasure of a park/sports complex – South Valleys Regional Park. In 1990, when the south portion of Truckee Meadows was in its infancy, there were no public ball fields for youth south of Longley Lane. Consequently, the County considered purchasing land to build a sports complex similar to the Shadow Mountain Park in Sparks.
Land was acquired thanks to a donation from Dr. Massoud Dorostkar, Virgil Wedge, Hadi Sahrakar, Theodora Peigh and the Dr. Millard Duxbury family. A plan to develop the park was approved by the voters in 1990 and the park was dedicated in late 1992. Two years later, the funding to develop the park was obtained via a statewide parks and wildlife bond approved by the voters in 1990, and a dedication ceremony took place in late 1992.
View of the Valley from Geiger Grade, circa 1940s. Source: Nevada Historic Society.