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Upcoming Events


Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge Guided Hikes
Register Here

October 26th, 2013
 
(9:00 am-11:00 am)
Bartley Ranch Trails 
Join WC Ranger Andy Brown and TMPF staff as we explore the history of Bartley Ranch, check on the recovery from the Caughlin Fire and enjoy the fall colors.  We'll walk around 2 miles and complete three trails.


November 23rd, 2013
(9:00 am-11:00am)
Huffaker Hills Trails
Ever wonder why Huffaker Hills are where they are? We'll take in some great views of Reno on this 2+ mile hike and talk about the geology and natural history of this unique area.

A Closer Look: Bartley Ranch Regional Park
6000 Bartley Ranch Road
Bartley Ranch is a 117-acre window to the past. Antique farm equipment, large pastures and several historical buildings, including the well-restored Huffaker Schoolhouse, provide a rare glimpse of our region's cultural heritage as it was before modern development overtook the area. A loop trail connects to Anderson Park and Wheatland Park, thus providing several miles of well-maintained hiking trails. You'll find several reservable group picnic areas as well as a full-sized horse arena and warmup area. Return to the present day by taking in a concert at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, which seats 1000 people.


Sparks Events
Candlelight Vigil at Sparks Marina Penninsula
300 Howard Drive
Friday, Oct 25th
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Scheels Turkey Trot
Sparks Marina, 300 Howard Drive
Thanksgiving Day
8:00 am-10:00 am


Washoe County Events
Sierra Autumn Exhibit
Bartley Ranch Regional Park
Through Oct. 31st

May Arboretum Daffodil Bulb Planting
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
Saturday, November 2nd
10:00 am-12:00pm


Reno Events
Trunk or Treat Hosted by Hope Community
Comstock Park 
Thursday,October 31st
5:00 pm-7:00 pm


Holiday Tree Lighting
Rink on the River, 10 N. Virginia St.
Tuesday, Nov. 26th
5:00pm

 


Become a member of TMPF
Becoming a member is easy at our website. Just click here and use our secure payment processor to make your contribution and help us support our parks.

TMPF is a nonprofit organization that operates on contributions from people like you. 
Thank you!

EIN# 45-4837735
P.O. Box 7611
Reno, NV 89510
775-453-0698

If you have questions or comments, please 
email us.
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Bottom: Ernie Ross


Truckee Meadows Parks Rephotography Project 
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Contemporary & Historic Nature Fun For All
The Parks Rephotography Project is a free, volunteer-driven initiative that helps strengthen our sense of place here in Truckee Meadows. 
Contemporary Rephotography
By registering as a Park Site Steward, volunteers commit to taking one picture of the exact same park scene every three months. Parks Foundation staff tie these photos together in an online slideshow that shows change over the seasons and change over the years. Trees will grow, streets will evolve and buildings will come down and all the while the changing face of our community will be documented on the Parks Foundation website. Anyone can become a Park Site Steward. When you register, we'll send you a short "how-to" booklet and you can get started right away. It's a great way to make a lasting contribution to your community.
Historic Rephotography 
 
Historic photos from personal, public and private collections are recreated by professional photographers to document long-term change over time in our parks. In 2014, these photos will be printed and framed and will form the centerpiece of an upcoming visual arts exhibition called Parks: Past/Present Perspectives. If you have old photos of yourself as a youngster playing in a park, please share them with the Parks Foundation. We'll help you recreate the scene and will add a brief history of who is in the photo. In this way, you can share your story and help enrich the fabric of our community. 

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Bottom: Ernie Ross

 
Parks Staff Corner
Interview with April Wolfe, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, City of Reno Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department 

Nate:  Howdy April. What exactly do you do as a therapeutic recreation specialist?
April:  My main role is to make sure that our traditional recreation programs are inclusive and available for people with disabilities. For instance, we make accommodations that ensure swimming and afterschool programs are accessible. I do adaptive recreational sports for Paralympics and other programs and I’m also in charge of Evelyn Mount NE Community Center and Plumas Gymnasium.
Nate:  Can you tell me more about what adaptive sports is?

April:  We became a Paralympics sport club in 2008, which is a grassroots program that offers adaptive golf, bocce, cycling and other sports. We also rent equipment for biking and beach wheelchairs. In the past few years, we’ve received a grant to do a military Sports Camp for disabled veterans.
Nate: How long have you been in the field and why do you do it?
April:  I started with the city in 2006 as a therapeutic rec specialist. When we went through staffing reductions in 2008, I started overseeing the rec centers. Showing people that they can return to the same activities they did previous to their injury is very rewarding.
Nate: Is there anything else you’d like to share?
April: Probably that it has been an exciting build up from just inclusion to developing the adaptive side of the program. To see that we now have a large field of equipment and programs for the adaptive community is very rewarding.
Nate: What do you do outside of work?
April:  My husband has a disability and plays on the local wheelchair rugby team, so I became an official for the US Quad Rugby Association.  I travel around the country officiating the sport of wheelchair rugby. I’m also obsessed with cycling.
Nate: What’s the farthest you’ve ridden in a day?
April: This past July I did 204 miles in a day from Seattle to Portland.

Nate: That makes me hurt just thinking about it. Thanks for your time, April!
 
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