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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!


Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range Closed January 3-17 for Maintenance

Post Date:01/03/2020 3:09 PM

The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range will be closed from January 3-17, 2020, for lead reclamation operations. For safety reasons, all shooting activities, including reservations and public use, are canceled during construction. 

 Lead reclamation is an important environmental best practice for outdoor shooting ranges and is recommended by the National Rifle Association and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. 

 The contractor, American Range LLC., will be performing lead reclamation primarily on the berms and backstops throughout the entire facility.  Heavy equipment will be utilized to mine/separate lead out of the soils on site.  All mined lead will be recycled by the contractor.  This project is being conducted free of charge and at no cost to the City.  

 The range is anticipated to reopen for scheduled reservations on January 18, 2020, however this date may change if weather conditions affect lead reclamation operations.  For more information on the Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range or to make a reservation for a later date, visit The City sincerely regrets any inconveniences caused by the temporary closure. The City has an obligation to the public to promptly address any potential risks and implement changes to ensure safe practices.

Contact: David Navarro, Parks Operations Superintendent

Phone: (775) 887-2262


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