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2/20/2018 The Kids Club is Raising Trout in the Kids Room!

Carson City Parks and Recreation's Kids club is always looking for opportunities to create new experiences and create an interesting learning environment for the children.  This is why they have teamed up with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) 4 weeks ago they provided an n aquarium-chiller combination and over 200 rainbow trout eggs. 

The Aquarium has been placed in the Kids Room at the Community center, and the children have been watching the eggs hatch and grow into their first stage; alevins. These little alevins (baby trout) are living mostly in the dark and live on the yolk from their egg sacs.  Soon they will start to swim around and eat real food. After 6 to 8 weeks the trouts are released into the wild!

It's a special experience for the children watching the life cycle of these fish. Their enthusiasm and excitement is just great to see and encourages us to keep looking for opportunities like this!

 Trout Eggs Week 1Baby Trout week 4
                           The eggs in week 1                                                                                       The alevins in week 4

NDOW Employee teaching kids about the baby trouts. 


1/26/2018 Carson City Citizens invited to name two Open Space Areas! 

The Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department invites all citizens interested in the official naming of two open space acquisitions to submit a written proposal. The two properties are located in the Kings Canyon area on the west side of Carson City and approximately two miles west from the Waterfall Trailhead 

The Policies and Procedures, property descriptions, and application can be found  here:

Horsecreek Packet
Hutchinson Packet
Naming Application - Carson City - fillable
Resolution No. 2013-R-19 Naming of Open Space

The Policies and Procedures suggest that proposed and adopted names should provide some form of individual identity to the property. If possible, names should be related to the unique natural landscape, geographic or topographic features, indigenous plants or wildlife, cultural or historical heritage.

Applications must be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on February 9, 2018. Please mail or deliver the application to the Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, Attention Ann Bollinger, 3303 Butti Way Building 9, Carson City, Nevada 89701 or email to
All proposals will be presented for action to the Carson City Open Space Advisory Committee at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. in the Community Center, Sierra Room.  All citizens who submit proposals are encouraged to attend and support their interests at this public meeting. A final recommendation to name the open space properties will ultimately go to the Carson City Board of Supervisors for final approval and adoption.

For further information, please call Ann Bollinger, Carson City Open Space Administrator.