Parks and Open Space

Latest Park News

Hidden Valley Dog Park will be closed for maintenance

In an effort to provide on-going maintenance necessary to preserve the turf, Link Piazzo Dog Park will be closing temporarily Monday, April 29 thru Friday, May 17th. There are no other off leash options within Hidden Valley Regional Park; however Rancho San Rafael Park, the Sparks Marina, Whittaker Park, and Virginia Lake Park all offer off-leash areas for dogs. Thank you for your patience!


Washoe County Parks is hiring! (April 2019)

Washoe County Parks is currently hiring for summer employment. Available positions include Seasonal Park Aid (Maintenance or Ranger), Lifeguards, Concession Attendants, Pool Manager, and Recreation Leaders. Click here to apply!

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.

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