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Welcome to Carson City Parks, Recreation, and Open Space

The mission of Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space is
to provide exceptional parks, open space, and diverse recreational opportunities to
enhance the quality of life in Carson City, while preserving our natural resources for
future generations.

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    Learn about community based programs, educational opportunities, events, facilities, activities for all ages and more. Tour the interactive guide, download or print. This guide is made possible through agency partnerships and community contributions.

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    If you’re interested in volunteering, adopting a trail, or making a difference in your community, Parks, Recreation and Open Space provide many opportunities to get involved. Providing feedback is another simple way you can make a big difference.

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  • Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) feeding on the native plant Desert Sage, Salvia dorrii.

    In October 2018, Carson City became the 76th Bee City USA affiliate in the nation, and the first in the state – setting an example for the rest of Nevada to choose to promote pollinator populations too.

  • Annual Report

    Check out programs and highlights from the 2018 year!


Mexican Ditch Trail - Temporary Closure near Mexican Dam

Post Date:11/20/2019 10:55 AM

Beginning Thursday, November 21, the Mexican Ditch Trail will be temporarily closed in the vicinity of the Mexican Dam for the installation of safety improvements. Users traveling south on the Mexican Ditch Trail from Carson River Park or Silver Saddle Ranch are asked to watch for construction vehicles using the trail to access the construction site.  Access from the Mexican Dam Open Space will also be temporarily closed.  The improvements are expected to be completed by December 31.

Mex Ditch Trail closure

 For additional information please contact Gregg Berggren, Trails Coordinator, 775-887-2262, ext.7219, or

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