Phillip & Annie Callahan Park

15960 Callahan Road, Reno, NV 89511 (click here to view a map)
Park Ranger Office: (775) 849-2511

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This beautiful 25-acre park is nestled against the foothills of the Virginia Range at the south end of Callahan Road off of the Mt. Rose Highway. The park features picnic sites with BBQ's (non-reservable), horseshoe pits, open turf area, two children's playgrounds, water fountains, benches, pathway throughout, trailhead and a historic schoolhouse. Please note there is no restroom on-site.

Trails

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The Galena Creek Trail begins at the north end of this park and follows the creek along Montreaux Golf & Country Club, ending at Joy Lake Road. Truckee Meadows Trails Guides can be downloaded here. The Galena Creek Trail is on Page 11.

Park History

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The historic Galena Creek Schoolhouse resides here and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. According to Wikipedia, Nevada's most famous poet of the 1960s and 1970s, Joanne de Longchamps lived in the schoolhouse in 1975 and wrote a book of poetry named "The Schoolhouse Poems". In 1974, Joanne wrote “Three years ago Galen and I acquired (at an auction from the School District ) an acre of land at timberline. It lies under the dominion of Mount Rose and Galena Creek. In one corner of this acre is the schoolhouse – a one room building of hand-cut local stone. To my knowledge, this is the third schoolhouse to stand on or near this site. The first was built when the town of Galena thrived in the 1860's, a timbering town (no longer in existence) that supplied the mines of Virginia City."