Parks and Open Space

Betsy Caughlin Donnelly Park

3295 Mayberry Drive, Reno (click to view a map)

Park Ranger: (775) 828-6612

A picturesque 30-acre neighborhood park located in west Reno, this park features six acres of landscaped grounds, walking trails, benches, and breathtaking views of the Sierras. A large 20-acre irrigated pasture offers a pastoral view into our past ranching tradition in the Truckee Meadows. The property is also home to a historic ranch house once belonging to the Caughlin family.

Betsy Caughlin Donnelly park was donated to Washoe County for preservation as open space in 1990 by Betsy Caughlin Donnelly. The property was once part of the family's larger 6,000 acre working ranch, producing crops and livestock until 1955.

Betsey Caughlin Donnelly is the proud home of Reno Food System's Park Farm!

Reno Food Systems has partnered with Washoe County Parks to create a 5 acre vegetable farm located at the northeast corner of the park along Mayberry Drive, just east of the historic ranch house property. This small demonstration farm will serve the community by training farmers and increasing local food production. Farm interns working on the property will receive hands-on experience growing high-density, organic crops in Northern Nevada's arid climate through natural and regenerative methods.

Reno Food Systems is a local non-profit that promotes healthy communities through urban agriculture. Their mission is to cultivate community based food systems through education, research and civic engagement. To learn more about Reno Food Systems and the Betsy Caughlin Donnelly Park Farm, visit www.renofoodsystems.org. Comments and questions can be directed to info@renofoodsystems.org.

If you are interested in purchasing produce grown on this farm, email lyndsey@renofoodsystems.org.  Those interested in volunteering can contact volunteer@renofoodsystems.org.
 


Activities: Walking Trails   

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