The Community Services Department
Regional Parks and Open Space
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.
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!
Phone Book Recycling
There will be no phone book recycling bins at parks in Washoe County this year. Please recycle your phone books curbside on your normal recycling pick up day. If you do not have curbside recycling, you may take them to Waste Management Recycle America locations. Find more information at http://ktmb.org/phone-book-recycling/
2014 Upcoming Events
Come in from the Cold, Bartley Ranch Regional Park's Family Entertainment Series
Saturdays thru March 9th - Bartley Ranch Regional Park
All programs begin at 7pm, doors open at 5pm. Seating is limited to 200 persons. A $3 per person donation is encouraged.
March 1st - Blarney Band
March 8th - Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra
FREE "Gardening in Nevada" Series
Every Tuesday, Feb. 4- March 25th, 6-8pm - Bartley Ranch Regional Park
Gardening in Nevada can be challenging. Before digging in this spring, you can get some free advice from the experts - University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and their Certified Master Gardeners. For more information on the Gardening in Nevada classes, contact University of Nevada Cooperative Extension at 775-336-0265 or go to www.growyourownnevada.com.
March 4: Selecting and Caring for Fruit Trees
March 11: Indoor/Outdoor Plants
March 18: Trees and Turf: Creating Healthy Landscapes
March 25: Successful Vegetable Gardening
Community Cleanup - Rancho San Rafael "Off Leash" Dog Pasture
2nd Thursday of the month - March 13th & April 10th, 5:00pm
Help us clean the pasture of neglected dog waste, escaped plastic bags, chewed up tennis balls, and whatever else your dog sniffs up! Everyone is welcome, including your four legged friend. Plastic bags, gloves and shovels will be provided. Meet at 5pm at the upper dog pasture entrance. Questions, contact Ranger staff at 785-4512.
"Keep it Clean and Green" May Arboretum Community Cleanup
Saturday, April 12th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Come support Washoe County's Public Garden, the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in their "Keep it Clean and Green" community cleanup. Join our sponsors Rail City Garden Center, News Talk 780 KOH, the May Arboretum Society and Arboretum volunteers in this community spring cleaning event. Bring a rake if you can and we'll supply the bags. There will also be tools available for use. Refreshments, coffee and muffins are provided by Costco. Meet in front of the Arboretum office at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.
Our mission is to provide exceptional parks, open space, and recreational opportunities while preserving our natural, historical and cultural resources. For details about our parks and reservable facilities, please use one of the PDF links below.