Poppies spring up around the Truckee Meadows
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Regional Parks and Open Space


**The Link Piazzo Dog Park at Hidden Valley Regional Park HAS REOPENED after a brief closure for annual turf maintenance beginning on Monday, March 24th. Hope you enjoy the improvements!**

The Parks office on Plumas has moved! The Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space Administration Office located at 2601 Plumas Street has moved to the Washoe County Administration Complex at 1001 East Ninth Street in Reno. The relocation creates more of a "one-stop" shopping experience for citizens and visitors to Washoe County. Click HERE for more detailed information.

Register for swim lessons at Bowers Mansion Pool! Download the form HERE.

Trails challenge poster
Have you taken the Truckee Meadows Trail Challenge?
Get fit by exploring your parks with Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation! The Trails Challenge is a brand new program in partnership with Washoe County, City of Reno, and City of Sparks. Designed for all ages and ability levels, the Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge is a great opportunity to explore countless miles of park trails while improving your health, body and mind. Read more about it HERE!

Get a head start by downloading a PDF of Truckee Meadows Trails Guide!

The Rancho San Rafael Regional Park 'Visitor's Center' now has a free Lending Library
Located next to the Park Ranger office, the 'Visitor's Center' now has up to 60 titles in the collection which have been generously donated by the Friends of the Washoe County Library. Subjects include the history, geology, flora and fauna of Nevada and the Great Basin. This no charge program is accessible during normal park hours and books are lent out based on the honor system.

2014 Upcoming Events 

Treasure Our Parks 5K Fun Run - Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 9:00AM
This run kicks off Treasure Quest, a day of family fun at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. The 5K fun run begins at 9:00am at the Chinese Pagoda just West of the May Museum. Directly following the 5K at 10:00am, will be a free 1K kids fun run at the start/finish line. More free kids activities will continue throughout the park until 3pm. Click HERE for complete details on the Fun Run, and visit www.tmparksfoundation.org to register.


Please check back often as we will continue to add events and announcements through the summer! Also "LIKE" us on Facebook for updates!

Our mission is to provide exceptional parks, open space, and recreational opportunities while preserving our natural, historical and cultural resources.

Regional Open Space and Natural Resource Management Plan

For details about our parks and reservable facilities, please use one of the PDF links below. 

Parks Guide        
Parks Guide           Reservable Facilities Guide                Trail Guide