Parks and Open Space

Bowers Mansion Regional Park

4005 US Highway 395 North, Carson City, NV 89704 (click here to view a map)

Bowers Mansion credit Richard Massey

Washoe Playground

The grounds at Bowers Mansion
Park Ranger: (775) 849-1825

Bowers Mansion Regional Park is located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, approximately 20 miles south of Reno on old 395. Expansive sunny lawn areas and lots of tall shade trees make this a perfect spot for picnics. Reservations are required for the two group picnic pavilions (call 775-823-6501 to reserve). Individual picnic sites are also available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are two children's playgrounds within the park.

Pet Policy

Please note that due to the historical significance, pets are not allowed at Bowers Mansion Regional Park with the exception of service animals.

Bowers Mansion Pool

The William N. Pennington Foundation has donated over $500,000 to renovate the Bowers Mansion Pool over the years. This "Z" shaped, 44 meter, heated outdoor pool operates seasonally and includes easy entry ladders, a 1 meter spring board, and a hydraulic lift. A wading pool is also available for young children. For more information, visit the Bowers Mansion Pool webpage or call 775-849-0644.

Historic Bowers Mansion

The historic Bowers Mansion is located within the park and offers a rare glimpse into Nevadan life of the 1860's. L.S. "Sandy" Bowers and his psychic wife, Eilley Oram, earned a fortune in their silver mine near Gold Hill, Nevada and became Nevada's first Comstock Lode millionaires. With their wealth, they built the mansion in 1864 and then traveled the world to furnish it. It is now one of the most impressive restored homes in Nevada. The mansion is open seasonally for weekend guided tours and there is a small visitor center located directly behind the mansion. For more information, visit the Bowers Mansion webpage or call 775-849-0201. 

Activities: Picnicking   Walking   Biking   Historic Mansion Tours   Swimming   Children's Playgrounds, Photography
Facilities: Historic Bowers Mansion   Bowers Pool   Comstock Pavilion   Washoe Pavilion   Visitor Center   Children's Playgrounds   Picnic Areas 

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