South Valleys Regional Park

General Park Information:

South Valleys Regional Park is a 105-acre park with restrooms.

Amenities Include: 

Playground, regulation baseball field, multi-purpose fields, little league field, soccer field, horseshoes, volleyball, picnic area, and reservable picnic shelters.

 

 

Here is a link to South Valleys Regional Park on Washoe County’s website.

View the slideshow to see some of South Valleys Regional Park's amenities!  

Park Establishment

View of the Valley from Geiger Grade, circa 1940's

Source: Nevada Historic Society

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. 

 

Main Sign 

Photo by: Jay Kolbet-Clausell

Park Donors and Influencers

Massoud Dorostkar: Dr. Dorostkar was a prominent Persian anesthesiologist in Reno. He graduated from Tehran Medical School in 1956 and made his way to Reno. He was an avid jogger and believed in physical fitness and the value of parks for the community. “There aren’t enough parks no matter what area you live in,” he said in 1985 when he donated land along the river for Dorostkar Park. He gave four acres in 1979 and another 2.5 acres in 1980, and two more in 1985 for the park. He passed away in 2012.  

 

biodiversity

Typical flora and fauna: 
The following are a few of our favorite highlights. See the community submission section below to view additional wildlife sightings found at this park, and submit you own favorite naturalist sightings on iNaturalist here!

Flora:

Highlights:

What plants have you seen here?

Fauna:

Highlights:

What animals have you seen here?

 

community submissions 

Biodiversity Submissions:

Community Stories and Photos:

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South Valleys Regional Park

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volunteer highlights

South Valleys Regional Park History Researcher

Jill Richardson

Jill is the History Researcher for this park. She has dedicated time to research and document the history of South Valleys Regional Park and region. Thank you Jill for your commitment to our parks and historic preservation!

 

References/more info

General Park Resources:

History  Resources:

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: December 18, 1992. (pg. 30).

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: "23 Acres donated to county for Park."

  • Washoe County Commissioners: Agenda. December 22, 1992.

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: Bremner, F. "County accepts land for sports complex."

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: DeLong, J. "South Valleys soccer field project needs funding."

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: "Grant funds help playgrounds."

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: Hoke, J. "Working to save Galena's open space."

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: "Legal Notices."

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: "Library, museum feasts for the eyes."

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: Melton, R. "Donation to school will do much goods."

  • Reno Gazette-Journal Obituaries: Dr. Millard H. Duxbury. December 20, 1991.

  • Reno Gazette-Journal Obituaries: Virgil Henry Wedge. March 9, 2000.

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: "Reid announces nearly $400,000 in grant funds."

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: "South Valleys Regional Park." June 17, 1990.

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: "South Valleys Regional Park." November 28, 1991.

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: "Library, museum feasts for the eyes."

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: Vetter, D. "Doctor gives 8.5 acres for county park."

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: Voyles, S. "Trusts donate 23 acres."

  • Reno Gazette-Journal: Voyles, S. "Washoe County getting wealth of new parks."

 
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