Latest Park News

Construction Updates

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Path Resurfacing at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum
A section of the Wilbur D. May Arboretum (located at Rancho San Rafael Park) closest to the Sierra Street entrance will be closed starting on Monday, Nov. 18 for approximately a week while the pathway is repaved. 

Path Resurfacing at Virginia Foothills Park
The walking path at Virginia Foothills Park will be repaved and closed to thru traffic and pedestrians on Wednesday, Nov. 20 thru Friday, Nov. 22. 


Washoe County Parks now designated Smoke & Vape-Free

Smoke free signWashoe County and the Washoe County Health District, City of Reno and City of Sparks have worked together over the last two years on a regional effort among all jurisdictions to ensure our city and county parks are designated smoke and vape-free locations.

Taking into consideration the health of people, pets, wildlife, environmental impacts, maintenance, clean-up costs and fire risk, resident and agencies have agreed that ensuring our parks are smoke and vape-free is in the best interest of our community.

Expect to see signs installed over the coming months, and click here if you'd like to know more about the considerations in making this decision and planned methods of enforcement.

Download the new MOBILE version of the Galena Creek Nature Trail Guide

Explore the Nature Trail located at Galena Creek Regional Park while following along to our new mobile and interactive Galena Creek Nature Trail Guide, formatted for easier use from a mobile device.


Pick up a Junior Ranger Activity Guide!

Looking for engaging, park-based activities to do with your children? Download our Junior Ranger Activity Guide or pick up a copy at your local park office. This free program can be done at your own pace, is flexible enough to appeal to a large age range, and can be completed at any combination of Washoe County parks. Visit our Become a Junior Ranger page for complete details.