Parks and Open Space

Community Programs

Weekend Nature Walks

Who: Families with children ages 10 and younger. 
Where: Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden, Arboretum West Entrance (next to May Museum)
When: Saturdays @ 10:00 a.m. Dates vary, see below.
Cost: Free!
Contact: Katie Bird @ (775) 785-4153 or kbird@washoecounty.us 

Join us every other Saturday for a family friendly walk as we explore the plants and wildlife of the May Arboretum.  Each walk will include a nature themed activity that can be modified for kids of all ages.  The schedule and activities can be found below. Click the link above to see our Facebook event page. Contact the Arboretum Educator for more information.  

December 1: Black Bears!
December 15: Theme to be announced!
January 12: Theme to be announced!
January 26: Theme to be announced!
February 9: Theme to be announced!
February 23: Theme to be announced!
March 9: Theme to be announced!
March 23: Theme to be announced!

More dates coming soon!

Friday Bird Walks

Who: Everyone!
Where: 
Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden Office (next to Ranch House)
When: Fridays @4pm. 
Cost: Free!
Contact: Katie Bird @ (775) 785-4153 or kbird@washoecounty.us 

Join us on Friday afternoons to start your weekends right: looking for birds! We'll stroll through the gardens watching and listening for some of the West's most beautiful feathered creatures, while learning a bit about taxonomy and biology. All experience levels are welcome! We have a limited number of binoculars, so if you have them please bring them. Hope to see you there! Click the link above to see our Facebook event page. Contact the Arboretum Educator for more information.  

Upcoming Walks

Nov 16
Nov 30

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