• By Dan Earp

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.

  • activity guide for fall and winter 2019.2020

    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 for Construction Starting January 27, 2020

Post Date:01/21/2020 2:09 PM

The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range will be closed for construction starting January 27, 2020.   For safety reasons, all shooting activities, including reservations and public use, are canceled during construction.  The construction schedule is anticipated to last approximately 10 weeks, although it will be contingent on weather conditions.   

The proposed improvements are a result of recommendations originating from two independent consultants intended to fulfill the minimum standards established by the National Rifle Association.  The project includes safety enhancements which will mitigate potential risks and will significantly increase public shooting opportunities in Northern Nevada. 

The contractor, Four Point Engineering, will be performing dirt work throughout the entire facility to modify the height of the backstops at the rifle, pistol and shooting bay backstops, addressing drainage issues and installing target frame holders throughout all the shooting bays.  In addition to the construction, the Parks, Recreation and Open Space staff will be working on updating signage around the entire facility.

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.

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