Betsy Caughlin Donnelly Park

3295 Mayberry Drive, Reno, NV 89519 (click here to view a map)
Park Ranger Office: (775) 828-6612BCDEntry.jpg
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.

Please observe all rules and regulations while visiting the park. See rules and regulations here.
 

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

BCDFarm.jpgReno 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 cultivating 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.

Park History

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Once situated on a vast turn-of-the-century working ranch comprising some 6,000 acres, the 30-acre Betsy Caughlin Donnelly Park was donated to Washoe County for preservation as open space in 1990 by Betsy Caughlin Donnelly. Betsy was the daughter of Crissie Andrews Caughlin, who with her husband, raised three children on the ranch. The property produced vegetable crops and livestock until Crissie's death in 1955.

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