• 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.

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Temporarily Closure of Empire Ranch Trail for Reconstruction

Post Date:01/23/2020 3:28 PM

The Empire Ranch Trail between Riverview Park and Morgan Mill is temporarily closed during reconstruction; the trail was damaged during flooding in 2017. The 1.6-mile section of the non-motorized trail was closed until recently when temporary work was completed to reestablish the original location of the damaged trail. This reconstruction project is possible through use of funds provided by a FEMA grant.

 Impact Construction Company will be making necessary repairs to the trail by addressing soft uneven portions as well as adding material to return the trail to its original state prior to the flood damage. Work on this project has already begun and is anticipated to be completed by January 31, 2020, weather permitting. Users are encouraged to avoid this section of trail and respect all temporary signs during construction, as operations will require heavy equipment on the trail system.   

 The City sincerely regrets any inconveniences caused by the temporary closure and looks forward to reopening the Empire Ranch Trail between Riverview Park and Morgan Mill again soon.

Empire Ranch Trail open closed

 David Navarro, Parks Operations Superintendent

Phone: (775) 887-2262


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