The Community Services Department
Regional Parks and Open Space
2014 Upcoming Events
You are invited to submit photos for this year's Sierra Nevada Autumn photo exhibit at Bartley Ranch Regional Park!
Share your favorite fall-themed photographs with thousands of Washoe County park visitors by entering Bartley Ranch Regional Park's Sierra-Nevada Autumn photography exhibit.
Photographs will be displayed in the park's Western Heritage Interpretive Center throughout the month of October. The exhibit is free to the public and will be open daily from 8am to 5pm. Visitors will be asked to vote for a "people's choice" award and all participating photographers will be asked to vote for an "artist's choice" award.
There is no entry fee. Participants are asked to submit no more than two framed and ready-to-hang photos that express views of autumn throughout Nevada and the Sierra.
Photos must be received by Friday, September 26, 2014. To make arrangements, please contact Bartley Ranch Regional Park staff at (775) 828-6612. Participant applications are available HERE.
Help keep the Truckee River clean and beautiful by participating in the Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful 'Truckee River Cleanup Day'!
Saturday, September 27th, 8:00am-noon
A volunteer BBQ will follow the cleanup at Rock Park in Sparks.
View sites and register to volunteer at www.KTMB.org
REGISTRATION IS STILL AVAILABLE AT CRYSTAL PEAK PARK!
Congratulations KTMB on your 25th Anniversary!
Tickets available for the Silver Celebration at
October 29, 2014 - 5:30pm @ Great Basin's Taps and Tanks
Don't miss the upcoming "Fall Photo Hikes" series!
Bartley Ranch Regional Park, first 4 Fridays in October
This series is meant to provide amateur photographers and hiking enthusiasts alike with the opportunity to capture their own spectacular fall photography. Join Washoe County Park Rangers on the first four Fridays in October and explore some of our area's most scenic trails. Bring a jacket, a sturdy pair of hiking boots, a bottle of water, and of course your favorite camera. The hikes will take between 1-2 hours, weather permitting.
Friday, October 3rd at 5:00pm - Upper Thomas Creek Trail
Meet at Thomas Creek Trailhead at the end of Timberline Road.
Friday, October 10th at 5:00pm - Hunter Creek Trail
Meet at Michael D. Thompson Trailhead at the end of Woodchuck Circle.
Friday, October 17th at 4:00pm - The Interpretive Nature Trail at Crystal Peak Park in Verdi
Meet at the lower parking area in the park off of Crystal Park Road.
Friday, October 24th at 4:00pm - Ranch Loop and Flume Trail at Bartley Ranch Regional Park
The meeting place will be at the Historic Huffaker School at Bartley Ranch Regional Park.
"Ranching at Rancho" Open House at Rancho San Rafael Park
Every Saturday June 7th thru November 22nd, 10am-1pm
Bring the family for a fun, free, ranching themed open house in the main barn area. Each week features a new theme from goats to tractors to chickens, and everything else in between. Check back for details on the weekly theme!
On behalf of our community partner, Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway, we want to alert you to the temporary closure of the road from Verdi to Fleish Bridge. This section of roadway will remain closed through the end of the year until constuction is complete. In the meantime, there are alternate sections of Bikeway to explore. Visit www.tpbikeway.org for more information, or pick up a copy of Washoe County Park's Truckee Meadows Trail Guide.
Have you taken the Truckee Meadows Trail Challenge?
Get fit by exploring your parks with Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation! The Trails Challenge is a brand new program in partnership with Washoe County, City of Reno, and City of Sparks. Designed for all ages and ability levels, the Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge is a great opportunity to explore countless miles of park trails while improving your health, body and mind. Read more about it HERE or visit www.tmparksfoundation.org!
Get a head start by downloading a PDF of Truckee Meadows Trails Guide!
Please check back often as we will continue to add events and announcements through the summer! Also "LIKE" Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space on Facebook for updates!
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