Bartley Ranch Regional Park
Park Ranger: (775) 828-6612
Bartley Ranch is located on Bartley Ranch Road, just off of Lakeside Drive south of McCarran Blvd in south Reno. Consisting of 56 acres of scenic pasture, hiking trails, horse arenas, the Western Heritage Interpretive Center, the Historic Huffaker School and various picnic areas, this park offers something for everyone! Bartley Ranch Regional Park is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species. Click here to view the species list. For photos of some of these species, click here.
The Western Heritage Interpretive Center, the Brick House, and the Historic Huffaker School buildings are reservable for parties, ceremonies and meetings. The park has four reservable group picnic pavilions: Huffaker, Last Chance, Plaza and the Flying B. The day use individual picnic areas are available on a first come, first serve basis. For availability or to request a building or picnic pavilion reservation, click here or contact Park Reservations at (775) 823-6501.
The Robert Z Hawkins Amphitheater is the site for many public performances and is available for private rentals as well. For more information, please contact Jeff Patterson at (775) 828-6615.
You can help preserve the past at one of Reno’s most unique historical landmarks by participating in the Historic Huffaker School "Brick Pathway Project". When you purchase a $50 brick, your name, business, name, or message will be permanently engraved in a paving brick and set on the pathway leading to the entrance to the Historic Huffaker School. Click here for more information.
This land was part of the Wheeler Estate, owned as a farming and ranching enterprise by one of the first white settlers in the Truckee Meadows area, Daniel C. "Uncle Dan" Wheeler. By 1923, an Italian immigrant by the name of Demetrio Buscalia was prosperous enough to purchase this portion of the Wheeler Estate. Buscalia operated a small dairy farm on this property, making use of the Last Chance Ditch and Lake Ditch to irrigate his grazing lands. Gus Bartley, Demetrio Buscalia's son, began to transform his father's dairy ranch into a horse boarding and training farm (Bartley Ranch) after World War II. The ranch operated up until 1985, after which the property was sold to Washoe County. After years of development, the park opened in 1995.
Activities: BBQ/Picknicking, Come in from the Cold, Horseback Riding, Hiking Trails (click to view a map), Junior Ranger Activity Guide, Photography
Facilities: Flying B Pavilion, Huffaker Pavilion, Last Chance Pavilion, Plaza Pavilion, Huffaker School, Western Heritage Interpretive Center, Brick House, Robert Z Hawkins Amphitheater, Horse Arenas