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banner3/29/2018 Nominate Carson City to receive a $20K grant for a local park this April!

The month of April is Earth month! During Earth Month you can help Carson City get nominated for the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month Campaign.  If we get the most nominations, one of our parks will receive a $20,000 grant for improvements. The Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign is a collaboration of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company- to help fund local park improvements projects. 

The best news is, even if we don't win, you can win! 

When you nominate our city, you'll be entered into a sweepstake to win a GoPro Prize Pack.

Carson City has more than 30 parks and over 8,000-acres of parks, trails and open space that serve hundreds of thousands of people each year. Parks are places to get active, engage in healthy living, connect with nature, and gather with loved ones to make memories.
By their nature, parks make our lives and community better. When we support our parks, we help the environment, provide a place for wildlife, and improve the economy.

 Show that you are Carson proud this April by visiting your favorite park and voting for Carson City!


Please go to www.nrpa.org/DisneyMeetMeAtThePark and vote to improve our Carson City parks. 

 You can nominate our city once a day through April 30th!  

How to vote:

Step 1: go to www.nrpa.org/disneymeetmeatthepark

Step 2: Click on “Enter and Vote” and fill out your email address
Step 3: After clicking “Next” you see a field in the middle of the screen that says “Enter location” this is where you type Carson City, Nevada
Step 4: Click “submit” 

You have now successfully nominated our city! 









3/5/2018 First Snow Storm Of The Season! 

This weekend it was finally here, the first big snow storm of the season! With it came the usual problems causes by snowstorms, traffic, no school, and cold. But it also resulted in all of Carson City and its parks covered in a magical white blanket of snow. 

Winter in Carson City

Winter in Carson City 2

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 abollinger@carson.org.
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.