• By Albert Depew

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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.

COVID - 19 Response 
Questions regarding Carson City’s parks system may be made by calling 775.887.2262, emailing LKeller@carson.org, or visiting the City’s website at Carson.org/parksandrec. To reschedule or make a reservation call 775.887.7425 or email parksinfo@carson.org. 


Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space is pleased to announce the re-opening of some of its recreation facilities and services, compliant with the Governor’s Directives. 

Multipurpose Athletic Center (MAC) – 1860 Russell Way 
Opens June 5 - reservations required 
Hours: 8am-7pm daily

Reservations can be made at www.carson.org/ccpr under “Reservation Request” and by clicking on “Recreation Quick Reserve.” Reservations can also be made by phone at (775) 887-2339 or in person during operating hours. To make a reservation through a MAC membership or Punch Pass, please call or visit in person. To follow state guidelines and reduce gatherings, only 3 people will be allowed on a ½ court basketball court, 4 people on a pickleball court, and up to 10 people on the walking track at one time. Basketball games or pickleball rotations will not be permitted. A basketball court rental is $9 and pickleball court rental is $12 ($3 per person allowed on the reservation). Participants should bring all their own equipment, as basketballs, pickleballs and paddles will not be loaned out at this time. Restrooms will be available; however, changing areas will be closed. Additional social distancing measures will be in place. 

Carson City Aquatic Facility (841 N. Roop St. in Mills Park)
Opens June 8 – reservations required
Hours:  Mondays-Fridays: 5:45am-2pm and 4pm-7pm
  Saturdays:  9:45am-2pm
  Sundays:  Closed 

Beginning Monday, June 8, the 50-meter pool and Therapy Pool will be open and available to the public. Reservations can be made at www.carson.org/ccpr under “Reservations Request” and by clicking on “Recreation Quick Reserve.” Reservations can also be made by calling (775) 887-2242 or in person during regular operating hours. Lanes can be reserved for lap swim only, one person per lane or up to three people per lane if they come from the same household. A maximum of 8 people will be allowed in the Therapy Pool at one time.  Restrooms and showers will be available but access to lockers/changing areas will be closed. Please come and leave in your swim attire to reduce the number of people gathering and changing at the facility. Participants should bring all their own equipment, as fins, kickboards and other aqua fitness equipment will not be loaned out at this time. Water exercise classes will be offered in a later phase. Additional social distancing measures will be in place. 

Carson City Community Center
Opens June 8
Hours: Mondays-Fridays: 10am-6:30pm

Instructor led classes may resume as soon as individual instructors are ready and have the required social distancing measures in place. 

Camp Carson
Camp Carson Summer Youth Program will begin Monday, June 29th.  Recreation staff will contact those who signed up on the waiting list, based on order of sign-up, to register for camp beginning next week. 

Outdoor Recreation Facilities
Neighborhood Parks, trails, outdoor sport courts, skateparks, shooting facilities, archery range, golf course, and disc golf are all open with restrictions. Picnics and park gatherings with groups less than 50 people are allowed. Playgrounds and sports fields will remain closed at this time. 

Thank you to the Carson City community for your patience and understanding while facilities were closed these past several weeks. 

For additional information or questions, please contact Dan Earp, Recreation Superintendent at djearp@carson.org or 775.283.7422. For more information on this and other community events, please visit www.carson.org/parksandrec.

 Outdoor tennis and pickleball courts-OPEN

Participants are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer and wipes to keep equipment clean. 

 Eagle Valley Golf Course – OPEN 

Operated by Duncan Golf.  For restrictions, tee times, hours and fees visit:  duncangolfreno.com or call 775.887.2380.

 Carson Ridge Disc Golf Park-OPEN

Park is open daily sunrise to sunset.  Participants are encouraged to practice social distancing, bring hand sanitizer and wipes to keep discs and equipment clean. Groups must be less than 10 people. If the parking lot is full upon arrival, please choose another time to participate.  There may be periodic course closures for on-going maintenance activities.  Please check carson.org/parksandrec and social media for scheduling updates.

 Carson City Archery Range- OPEN

Operated by Clear Creek Bowmen. For restrictions, hours and fees visit:  clearcreekbowmen.com.

 Capitol City Gun Club – OPEN

Operated by Capitol City Gun Club.  For restrictions, hours and fees visit capitolcitygunclub.org   or call 775.882.9904.

Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range – OPEN for drop-in use to the public


  • Long Range-10 covered and 10 prone stations open (every other station available)
  • Short Range-10 stations open
  • Shooting Bays limited to groups less than 10 people.
  • Participants are encouraged to practice social distancing, bring hand sanitizer and wipes to keep shooting tables/stations and equipment clean before and after shooting. 
  • If all shooting stations are occupied upon arrival, participants are asked to please wait safely in their vehicle until a station becomes available.
  • Reservations are available to groups less than 10 people with insurance and a Range Safety Officer. To make a reservation email:  ccrange@carson.org or submit a reservation request online at carson.org/range.  
Volunteer NRA Range Safety Officers are needed to extend the hours, while restrictions are still in place to ensure compliance.  To volunteer, please contact Mike Evans, Range Coordinator at 775.887.2262 or email mgevans@carson.org

The following programs/events are cancelled:

  • Capital Kids Before and After School Program
  • Camp Carson
  • Interpretive Hikes (Full Moon Hike, Walk in the Weeds etc.)
  • Drivers Education
  • Roller Derby
  • Sierra In-line Hockey
  • Youth and adult sports (MAC and Carson Middle School)
  • Adaptive Programs: Movers and Doers
  • April 20th Open Space Advisory Committee meeting
  • Western Nevada Musical Theater
  • RSVP Spring Carnival
  • Comstock Shootout
  • BLM Memorial Tournament 
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Post Date:03/17/2020 4:02 PM

The City is monitoring Covid-19 issues and working very closely with all of our health-related partners.  To date, we have only one reported incident which was determined to be travel related but that is not cause to take this virus lightly. To the contrary, don’t panic but take it very seriously—very seriously.  We have not had an incident that would lead one to believe there is community spread occurring in Carson City, therefore dictating more drastic mitigation measures. We must assume, however, that it will indeed happen and happen fast when it does. It is important for our community to stay ahead of the virus curve. Things are changing nationally and statewide with such speed that what may be good for today is not necessarily a predictor of what might happen tomorrow. We must be as prepared as we can be should the circumstances change.  Rest assured that your City government is doing its best to prepare for any circumstance that may present itself. We will do our best to make sure that our guidance, when given is done on a thoughtful basis designed to address the health-related issues we are facing as well as keeping an eye on the economic health of our community.

I would also like to take this opportunity to ask the community to remain as calm as possible as we work through this pandemic—and we will get through it. Please do not overwhelm our stores with buying more than you need. We have not asked for any business or class of business to close their doors. That said, as a precaution our business community should be preparing now for more stringent mitigation measures, should they become necessary. I would also ask our business community to be sensitive to the needs of their employees and do what they can to assist them while precautionary efforts are underway.  There is no telling when this public health event will subside and until then it is important that we work together to see that we take care of everyone as much as possible.  If ever, this is a time to remember our shared responsibility as a community to ourselves and our fellow Carsonites.

I have read that some are concerned about the safety of our drinking water. Please know that our drinking water is indeed safe and meets all federal, state, and local safe drinking water standards. I know that many folks are buying sanitary wipes. That is of course admirable but please do not flush used wipes; throw them away.  Flushing the wipes can clog the City sewer facilities. 

We will be adding an emergency measure to our normal Board meeting this Thursday to receive a public update from our health professionals on where they believe we are in the scheme of controlling the spread of the virus, what they see on the horizon and what additional mitigation measures we should be taking. I would ask that folks use the internet or public access television channel to watch the meeting at home or at their business to avoid congregating in the Sierra Room. The City is working on a program to allow public participation by phone, but it may not be in full operation for this coming meeting. The number of chairs in the hearing room will be reduced and changed out with plastic chairs as opposed to the usual upholstered chairs.

The meeting will be streamed live on the Carson City Government Facebook page and at carson.org/meetings. Through all of this we want to be as transparent and inclusive as we can be in conducting City business. Please bear with us.

To date we have been following the advice and directives of the national and state Covid-19 task forces on mitigation measures which to date include:

1.         Practice good hygiene throughout your daily routine.

2.         Avoid congregating in groups of more than 10.

3.         Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

4.         Stay home when you are sick.

5.         Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw that tissue in the trash.

6.         Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Remember to clean your cell phones.

7.         Wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

8.         Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

9.         Practice social distancing, avoid large gatherings when possible. 

Should you have questions or concerns please call the public health hotline at 775-283-4789 or go to gethealthycarsoncity.org/covid-19-response.



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