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Hiking Season is Here

From May through August, TMPF will be leading over 20 guided-walks to highlight some of the best parks in the region. Here are a couple series to keep in mind that are free and open to the public:

Older Americans Month Walks

Discover Your Parks Walks

Celebrate Washoe Valley 2015

Saturday, May 16th  
10am - 2pm
Washoe Lake State Park

Join our friends at WVA in c
elebrating the history, culture, and scenic wonders of Washoe Valley. TMPF will be there along with many other organizations. 

More information here.

Reno Hawk Project

Help study the population of urban raptors. As a citizen scientist, you can submit info about nests you have found, or even photos of hawks from around the area, including our parks.

More information here.
Sculpture Moved to Bicentennial Park

The Portal of Evolution sculpture has moved from City Plaza to its new location on the east end of Bicentennial Park. 

Science Corner

As an adaptation to living in arid environments, California quails often get by with very little water. They acquire most of their moisture from insects and succulent vegetation. Never-the-less, during periods of high heat they must find drinking water to survive.

Supporting our Parks

If you haven't already, please head to our website and sign a letter to your elected officials showing your support for our parks. It's as easy as a few clicks, and it can make a world of difference.

Park Highlight  

Deer Park is one of the oldest parks in Sparks and is located at Rock Blvd. and Prater Way. Within this park are numerous cottonwood trees, which by all accounts are some of the oldest in the city. It is also the site of one of the City’s outdoor pools making it a popular summer stop. This park may also be rented for group picnics.

Quail Quest!

Truckee Meadows Treasure Hunt

When:   Saturday, June 13th (National Get Outdoors Day!)
              8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Where: Start and end at Idlewild Park
              TMPF office at 50 Cowan Dr.

Gather your team of friends, family, or coworkers, and register today for the first annual Quail Quest, an all day photo scavenger hunt across the 200+ parks, trails, and open spaces in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County.

The hunt is from 8am - 5pm with a picnic and awards ceremony at our office from 5pm - 8pm. There will be several scheduled bonus point meet-ups throughout the day. Live score updates will be provided by KXNV 89.1 and the TMPF team. After the hunt, teams will return to Idlewild Park for a picnic with food trucks, live music, and free beer! Not to mention we will be giving away tons of great prizes to the winning teams, plus fun categories like "Best Team Name"!

TMPF Members get a 20% discount for Quail Quest registrations. Please contact Jackie to get your discount today!
Contact Jackie for more information:


Members Only Nature Walk

Attention all TMPF members! Join us for our quarterly get-together next Thursday, May 21st at 6 pm. We'll be going on an easy guided stroll around beautiful Crystal Peak Park near Verdi. We're planning on a relaxing walk exploring both the biodiversity and unique history of the area. We'll also be providing picnic fare, so dinner is on us! Although not necessary, please RSVP with Jackie at or call Nate at 453-0698.

If you are not a member, consider joining today and we'll see you next week. 

Phase I of the Virginia Lake Dog Nearing Completion

With big thanks to Silverwing Development, Robison Engineering, the VLDPRP, and all the generous individual supporters, Phase I of the Virginia Lake Dog Park is now under construction! With everyone's help, we raised $49,288 in cash and in-kind donations to get this renovation started.

Now we are hoping to raise another $50,000 for Phase II, which includes:
  • photovoltaic (solar) LED lighting 
  • 16' x 16' shade structure 
  • three benches in the small dog area 
  • two benches in the large dog area
  • improved landscaping
  • dog agility features
An additional thanks to Peter Lissner, with Lifestyle Homes, for his pledge of $1,000 toward Phase II. It's a great way to get started.

Reno Aces!

TMPF is selling vouchers for the July 5th Reno Aces baseball game against the Sacramento River Cats! A portion of the $12 ticket price goes directly to TMPF! Continue your July 4th weekend fun with TMPF and the Aces! Buy your vouches here or come down to our office! 


Volunteers Needed!

TMPF needs an official photographer to take photos during our in-park programming. Please contact for more information. 

Volunteers needed for the following events:

May 15th & May 16th:  REI Anniversary Sale Partner Expo
May 16th:  Celebrate Washoe Valley event at Washoe Lake State

We have several upcoming Student Stewards Program Spring Bird Counts at Virginia Lake and Teglia's Paradise Park. Current dates include: 5/13, 5/26, 5/28, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3.

Help spread the word about Quail Quest. Come by our office and grab some flyers and hand them out to local businesses. Hand out 25 flyers and get one free registration (a $50.00 value)!  

Contact Jackie at to volunteer for these upcoming events, and thank you! 
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