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8/15/2018 Trails temporarily closed

Some of our bike/walking trails are temporarily closed. Here are some alternative routes:
The Linear Ditch Trail is closed for maintenance, and the alternative route is Saliman Road to E. 5th Street. The Fairview Drive Pathway is closed due to a pipeline construction project, and alternatives are Fairview Drive on the street or Saliman Road. We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Pathway closures

7/2/2018 July is Parks and Recreation Month! Banner NRPA Parks and Rec Month July

July is Park and Recreation Month and we’re celebrating by highlighting all Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space has to offer! #DiscoverJuly 
A lifetime of discovery awaits you in Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space. #DiscoverJuly and find the perfect summer activity for every member of your family.

Here are some events for this month: 

Dive in Movie on July 6
Human Impact workshop on July 7
Capital Kids Triathlon July 14
Paint a Park July 14
Landscape Photography Class July 26 to August 16

6/12/2018 Sonoma Park Closed for Renovation Project

Sonoma Park

Carson City Parks and Recreation is installing a dog friendly drinking fountain in Sonoma park. For this project  the park will be closed on June 18th and will open up to normal activities on June 20th.  Thanks to the Parks for Paws and the Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation for its donation to make this renovation project a success. 

Sonoma Park is located at 1003 Sonoma Street in Carson City.



6/4/2018  Train at Mills Park is closed for maintenance

 Train 2

The train at Mills Parks in not running until further notice, while we are working on some maintenance on the tracks.  We will keep everyone updated on the progress. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding. 


5/23/2018 Prison Hill Recreation Area Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Survey


 Carson City Parks & Recreation, and Open Space is working with, National Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (OHVCC)   in developing an OHV management plan for the southern end of the Prison Hill Recreation Area. This project is being conducted in cooperation with the Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles grant program.  They are in the process of gathering information from the enthusiasts and riders that recreate in the Prison Hill Area.

Your feedback is important in developing a plan that will provide a high quality experience for all riders. 
Anybody in the public is invited to fill out the survey till June 23:



5/10/2018 The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range Closed for Construction projects

Toilet Installation


The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range will be closed for construction projects from May 30th – June 7th.  Thanks to a Nevada Department of Wildlife Hunter Education Grant, funded through the Pittman-Robertson Act, Quality of Life funds and generous donations from local organizations, the Parks Department is finishing the installation of the restroom facility at the Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range. In addition to finishing the new restroom facility, Public Works will be doing berm work to the private shooting bays to enhance the heights of the eroded berms.

For the safety of the contractors and City employees working during this time frame at the Rifle and Pistol range, all range activities will be cancelled until the range opens up on Friday, June 8th.






5/2/2018 Fuji Dog Park to Temporarily Close for Improvements

 Dog Park Picture #1

Carson City, Nevada. - Fuji Dog Park will be temporarily closed to the public from May 21st to May 25th 2018. The park will reopen at 4:00 pm on May 25th. Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department will be closing the dog park to install new concrete pads under the water faucets. The new pads will improve drainage, reduce muddy conditions, and create a cleaner and safer environment for both humans and dogs.

Funds for this project were generously provided by community donations through “Parks for Paws” and “The Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation.”   

 Fuji Dog Park is located at 601 Old Clear Creek Rd. in Carson City.


For further information, please contact Dan Kastens at Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space, at 283-7339 or visit www.carson.org.







3/29/2018 Nominate Carson City to receive a $20K grant for a local park this April!

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.