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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 
ALL TRAILS ARE OPEN AND AVAILABLE!  PLEASE USE SOCIAL DISTANCING. 
Parks and Recreation Administration: Office is closed.  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. 

Lone Mountain Cemetery: Office is closed.  Appointments required for burial arrangements.  Appointments may be made by calling 775.887.2111 or emailing AHill@carson.org or pliebespeck@carson.org   Appointments are available Mondays-Fridays from 10am-2pm.

UPDATE MAY 1

In response to Governor Sisolak’s Directive 016, relaxing restrictions on some outdoor recreation activities is allowed starting today, if participants recreate safely and in a manner that prevents the spread of COVID-19. 

 Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space will be reopening the following facilities with restrictions to ensure the health and safety of staff and participants.  If you do not feel well, please stay home.  


 Outdoor tennis and pickleball courts-reopening May 1 

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

 Eagle Valley Golf Course – reopening May 1 

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

 Carson Ridge Disc Golf Park- reopening May 1 

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- reopening May 1

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

 Capitol City Gun Club – reopening May 1

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 – reopening May 7 for drop-in use to the public

 Restrictions: 

  • 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.  
  • RANGE IS OPEN FREE TO THE PUBLIC:  THURSDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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 facilities are closed until further notice.  Any programs, tournaments, permits, or events scheduled at these locations are also cancelled. 

  • Carson City Community Center (includes gymnasium, theater and community programs)
  • Multipurpose Athletic Center (MAC)
  • Carson Aquatic Facility

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 
  • Ash to Kings Trail

    Amidst COVID-19, this guide is meant to be used as a resource to use a variety of trails so no one trail becomes too crowded. Enjoy the abundance of trails in the region, but please adhere to social distancing guidelines when visiting trails.

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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.

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  • Annual Report

    Check out programs and highlights from the 2018 year!

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Phase 1 for the Reopening of Carson City

A MESSAGE FROM CARSON CITY MAYOR BOB CROWELL

Post Date:05/14/2020 3:36 PM

I don’t need to tell anyone reading this that these are difficult times, to say the least, and it will require the continued collective effort of all of us to ensure the health of our community and to safely reopen our Carson City economy.    Make no mistake, your efforts are making a positive difference.  On behalf of the community of Carson City I want to take this opportunity to thank our citizens and businesses for your diligence in staying home and practicing social distancing in order to achieve Phase 1 for the reopening of Carson City and the State of Nevada.  I especially want to thank our Carson City employees, fire and police, and our dedicated health care professionals who continued to work through the shut-down, sometimes at great risk to their health and safety.

 As many are aware, on May 7th, Governor Sisolak announced the release of Declaration of Emergency Directive #018, initiating the reopening of businesses in accordance with the adoption of procedures compiled based on guidance from the CDC, the Food and Drug Administration, Nevada OSHA, and other relevant agencies.

 The Phase 1 standards require occupancy limitations, six feet of social distancing, continuous sanitization of regularly used equipment, personal protective equipment for employees, and other requirements for non-essential businesses to open or continue operations during Phase 1.  The Industry Specific Guidance and General Guidance documents are available online at nvhealthresponse.nv.gov.  These health and safety practices are essential for our community to proceed on the road ahead.  Carson City will follow the statewide guidance rather than enacting local guidelines incorporating additional requirements.   If you have specific questions about occupancy limits, please call Carson City Fire Department at (775) 887-2210 or email James Wentworth with the Carson City Building Department at jwentworth@carson.org. For any health related or testing questions, please call Carson City Health and Human Services at 775-283-4789.

 In order to meet the State requirements, many of our local businesses have adjusted their operations to offer curbside pick-up, delivery, and arranging appointments for services.  Local businesses have devoted many hours altering their facilities, training employees, and adjusting schedules.  Our community relies heavily on the commitment of these businesses adhering to safety practices. And while they creatively plan for ways to serve their customers, I want to remind us all that we, as neighbors, family, friends and other communities, need to remain diligent in our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

 I encourage Carson City residents to support our local businesses as they make their way through this transition; however, please maintain social distancing and wear face coverings while in public areas.  It is critical for individuals to be motivated to protect one another from exposure. Those wearing masks, washing hands, and social distancing are doing so with consideration not only to their own health but the health of others.  This honorable exercise of caution will place us on a favorable trajectory. Those who are vulnerable should continue to stay home.  Additionally, please be patient while receiving services as businesses are responding to the new guidelines with great urgency.

 I am also pleased to announce that Carson City public offices are implementing appropriate measures to reopen to the public.  City offices are implementing the same standards as Carson City’s businesses. City facilities have installed plexiglass coverings, employees will be routinely cleaning and disinfecting workspace areas and equipment. Our employees are committed to keeping citizens safe by encouraging social distancing whenever possible.  Carson City employees who will be engaging with the public will be wearing face coverings and we ask that the public do the same.  Shortly we will be announcing office hours and any restrictions. 

Once again, thank all of you for the efforts you have made during this unprecedented time.  As a City we have faced economic challenges before.  Together, working as one community and in one direction, we will restore Carson City to the community we all love and are proud to call home!

 Stay Strong Carson City!

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