Beat the heat this weekend at a Washoe County Park
Bowers Pool is now open and US Air Force Jazz Band plays music made from legends at Bartley Ranch.

Media Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Colleen Wallace-Barnum

Reno, Nevada. June 24, 2015. The Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation is proud to present the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West: The Commanders Jazz Ensemble will play at Washoe County’s Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater Saturday, June 27.

Under the direction of Master Sergeant Jeremiah True, The Commanders carry on the American musical tradition of the great traveling big bands, yet offers a lot more than the big band sounds. This energetic group of highly-trained professional airmen-musicians offers an entertaining show you won't soon forget!

What: Concert with The Commanders Jazz Ensemble

When: Saturday, June 27. Gates open at 5:45 p.m. and the performance will begin at 7 p.m.

Where: The performance will take place at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater located at Bartley Ranch Regional Park. The address is 6000 Bartley Ranch Road. Reno, NV 89511.  There are 400 seats and 600 grass seats.  Please bring blankets or low back lawn chairs for grass seats. Glass containers or pets are not permitted.

Cost: This is a FREE event.

Men Wielding Fire will be on site with food and beverage items for sale. For more information, call (775) 828-6660 or visit

What: Bowers Mansion Pool is open for the 2015 season

When: NEW HOURS: Now open noon until 7 p.m.  every day and opening at 10 a.m. on weekends

Where: 4005 Old Highway 395 North, Washoe Valley Pool Phone: 849.0644

Pool Hours Mondays-Fridays, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Daily Admission Fees:
Infants (2 & under) - Free
Youth (ages 3-17) - $4, '10 Punch Pass' available for $30
Adults (ages 18+) - $5, '10 Punch Pass' available for $40
Seniors (ages 62+) - $4, '10 Punch Pass' available for $30

Swim Lessons

#2 July 6-16                    

#3 July 27-Aug. 6             

Learn-To-Swim (ages 6-12)

9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.        

Tiny Tots (ages 3-5):

10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 

Bowers and Bartley Ranch Regional Parks are owned and managed by Washoe County through its Community Services Department. The Department’s mission is to provide exceptional parks and open space, and recreational opportunities while preserving our natural, historical and cultural resources. For more information on these or other County Parks, visit or call 823.6500. 


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