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2014 Upcoming Events 

Sierra Nevada Autumn Photo Exhibit
October 1-30th, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road

An impressive assortment of fall photography is on display at Bartley Ranch Regional Park's Western Heritage Interpretive Center through the month of October. The exhibit is free to the public and will be open daily from 8am to 5pm. Visitors will be asked to vote for a "people's choice" award and all participating photographers will be asked to vote for an "artist's choice" award. There is no entry fee. The exhibit will be closed on Nevada Day, October 31st. 




Congratulations KTMB on your 25th Anniversary! 
Tickets available for the Silver Celebration at
October 29, 2014 - 5:30pm @ Great Basin's Taps and Tanks



Meet the Turkeys Family Open House! 
November 8th & 9th, 10:00am-2:00pm
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park - Barn

Activities include family crafts and a story corner inside the Discovery Room, a scavenger hunt, and the chance to meet some live turkeys. Bring your camera for great fall and Thanksgiving photos with the turkeys in a photo corner by the main barn.



"Ranching at Rancho" Open House at Rancho San Rafael Park
Every Saturday June 7th thru November 22nd, 10am-1pm
Bring the family for a fun, free, ranching themed open house in the main barn area. Each week features a new theme from goats to tractors to chickens, and everything else in between. Check back for details on the weekly theme!


Gingerbread Contest
Saturday, December 13th
May Museum at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

More information coming soon!





On behalf of our community partner, Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway, we want to alert you to the temporary closure of the road from Verdi to Fleish Bridge. This section of roadway will remain closed through the end of the year until constuction is complete. In the meantime, there are alternate sections of Bikeway to explore. Visit for more information, or pick up a copy of Washoe County Park's Truckee Meadows Trail Guide.

Trails challenge posterHave 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 or visit!

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


Please check back often as we will continue to add events and announcements through the summer! Also "LIKE" Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space 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