General Park Information:
Virginia Foothills Park is a 15-acre park with restrooms open seasonally and drinking fountains.
Playground, tennis court, volleyball, baseball/soccer field, horseshoes, exercise court/fitness trail, and picnic area.
Here is a link to Virginia Foothills Park on Washoe County’s website.
View the slideshow to see some of this park's amenities!
Playground at Virginia Foothills Park
Source: Jill Richardson
Virginia Foothills Park was completed and dedicated in August of 1993. The park boasts many amenities -- tennis and volleyball courts, a group picnic shelter, horseshoe pits, children’s play areas, exercise facilities, a fitness trail, and a multi-purpose playing area. Another bonus is that it is located next to Brown Elementary School, which was built around the same time.
While the park was not officially dedicated until 1993, it had been in the works by the Washoe County Board of Commissioners for many years. As early as 1979 the board discussed the acquisition of 15-acres of land for the park. A few years later the Board approved the first phase of the park. Then in 1993, they awarded a contract for the construction of phase two, culminating in the dedication ceremony later that year.
Photo by: Jay Kolbet-Clausell
Submission Box for Personal Stories/Photos:
Do you have personal photographs or stories about this park and are willing to share your memories with your community? Stories and photos can be recent adventures in the park, old memories of what the park used to be like, or fond remembrances of what this park has meant to you in the past. Sharing your photographs and memories will help to build our shared history of these important public places. Click here to submit your stories and/or photos!
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!
Community Stories and Photos:
Virginia Foothills Park History Researcher
Jill is the History Researcher for this park. She has dedicated time to research and document the history of the Virginia Foothills Park. Thank you Jill for your commitment to our parks and historic preservation!
Rephotography Site Stewards:
To learn more about the Parks Rephotography Project, click here.
Matt Barnes was the Site Steward for Virginia Foothills Park. He had been involved with The Parks Rephotography Project since 2013.
Thank you Matt for your dedication to the Parks Foundation!
Click here to see the collection!