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550 University Terrace, Reno, NV 89503

Whitaker Park

Park Description:

Whitaker Park is an 8.15-acre Reno park with year-round restrooms.

Park Amenities:

Playground, dog park, tennis courts, picnic shelters, horeshoe court, rentable shelter, barbecue area, and tables/benches.

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Park History

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Want To Learn More?

References & Further Info:

  • City of Reno Parks & Facilities Directory - Whitaker Park

  • Reno Historical: Bishop Whitaker's School for Girls.

  • Facebook: Whitaker Park.

  • Marjorie A. Hanes, “Old Bishop Whitaker Seminary is Being Torn Down for Lumber,” Reno Gazette Journal.

  • “King and Queen of Playgrounds Are Selected,” Reno Evening Gazette, August 15, 1952.

  • Jacque Sundstrand, “When Ditches Became Urban: Reno Women and the Fight to Prevent Child Deaths,” Nevada State Historical Society Quarterly.

  • “Diversion Plan May End One Ditch Hazard in Reno,” Reno Evening Gazette.

  • Hazard in Reno,” Reno Evening Gazette.

  • “Fence for a Killer: Project is Mapped for the Orr Ditch,” Nevada State Journal.

  • Richard Moreno, “What Reno Lacks in Size it Makes Up in Assets,” Reno Evening Gazette.

  • Janice Hoke, “Reno Parks May Let Dogs Romp,” Reno Gazette Journal.

  • Ken Alltucker, “Dogs Will Run Free at One Reno Park,” Reno Gazette Journal.

  • Gerald Miller, “Black Rock Sculpture Gets New Home at Whitaker Park,” Reno Gazette Journal.

Contributor(s):

Janita Jobe (history)

Haley McGuire

Alex Shahbazi

Last Updated:

April 20, 2021, 4:26:48 AM