Parks and Open Space

Regional Parks and Open Space is part of Washoe County's Community Services Department. Our mission is to provide exceptional parks, open space and recreational opportunities while preserving our natural, historical and cultural resources. Washoe County manages over 12,000 acres including over 10,000 acres of open space, 49 parks, an Arboretum, developed trails, trailheads, athletic fields, golf courses, a campground, a shooting facility, an archery facility, a museum, and so much more! If you have a favorite outdoor activity, chances are it can be done in a Washoe County Park!

POOL CLOSURE: Bowers Pool is currently closed for emergency maintenance (as of 6/16/21). Please check back for reopening updates. 

Find a Park or Trail

Washoe County Parks are as diverse and distinctive as the Northern Nevada region we call home. Each of our parks offer unique reasons to visit - giving you a good reason to visit as many and as often as you can!

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Facility Reservations

Reservable facilities include community centers, covered picnic pavilions, gardens, museums and historic buildings.

To speak with reservation staff (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm), call 775-823-6501, email, or visit 1001 E. 9th Street, Reno, Building A, 2nd Floor.

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Latest Park News

Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings such as park construction, weather closures, and public meetings.

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Upcoming Events and Programs

From concerts to campfires, and walks to waterparks - there's almost always something going on! Check back often for the scoop on upcoming events, programs, and activities.

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Parks Administration

1001 E. 9th Street
(Building A, 2nd Floor)

Reno, Nevada 89512

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