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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!


Temporary Closure of Sonoma Park for Maintenance

Post Date:02/26/2020 4:06 PM

Sonoma Park will be closed from March 9th – 27th for seasonal maintenance and repairs, while efforts to renovate the turf, address drainage issues and repair deficiencies related to the playground and amenities in the park are made. 

 During the temporary closure, City staff will be performing much needed turf rehabilitation throughout the park.  Aerification, over seeding, and fertilizing will be conducted to help turf recover and rejuvenate from the heavy use of this popular park. Staff will also be performing an irrigation audit (evaluation) to address issues and resolve any inefficiencies of the current irrigation system. 

 Drainage improvements will be made to address issues around the drinking fountains and runoff from overflowing drains and ponding of water. The drinking fountain located in the playground area will be replaced along with much needed repairs to the existing playground and area amenities. Additionally, new benches will be added, a picnic table will be replaced and concrete work will be completed.

 During the maintenance and repair period, irrigation will be in use at all hours throughout the day while staff fully evaluates the irrigation system. For the safety of the staff and the public, the park must be closed for the duration of the work, as there will be equipment on site and exposed areas from digging and trenching. 

 The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure. For a list of the other dog friendly parks in Carson City, please visit

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