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6/28/2019- Avoid Trails During Epic Rides Event 

Due to the Carson City off-road mountain bike event, Epic Rides, trail users may experience an increased volume of users sharpening their skills up until the event. Mountain bikers are still expected to yield the right of way and to be courteous. Markings will be removed following the event and trails will be restored. The public is asked to avoid using the trails during the actual event, dates and times include:

Friday, June 28th - 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
Saturday, June 29th - 7:30 am – 4:00 pm 
Sunday, June 30th - 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

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1/28/2019 - Celebrate with us as we re-open the theatre! 



In honor of the re-opening of the renovated Bob Boldrick Theatre, there will be a night of variety acts, The Greatest Showcase - Variety Show. Celebrate with us as we watch performances by:  Western Nevada Performing Arts Center; Youth Theatre Carson City; Suspect Terrane; Wildhorse Children's Theatre; Studio E Arial Arts and Carson High School Choir and Drama. This is a free event.

1/22/2019 - Carson City Aquatic Facility Re-Opened 

After being closed for a few months, the Carson Aquatic Facility is back open to normal winter hours! 

Carson Aquatic Facility

1/18/2019 - Range Hours Change 

For now, the gun range will only be open on Sundays from 7 am - 5 pm. 

"As part of the City’s dual goal of assessing long-term solutions to keep the Range open as a recreational facility for the public and also to ensure the safety of the community, effective immediately the Range will be open Sundays only from 7am-5pm until further notice. The Range will continue to be free to the public and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The City sincerely regrets the inconvenience created by this temporary schedule, and is appreciative of the understanding from responsible gun owners who recognize the City’s obligation to the public in promptly and diligently addressing safety concerns. The City also appreciates the efforts of the Carson Rifle and Pistol Club and the public’s cooperation in ensuring the safety of the Range."

Read the full press release here:

1/3/2019 Carson City is the 76th Bee USA city 

We are excited to announce that Carson City is now considered a Bee City USA®! This means we are one of 76 cities in the United States who are providing an enriching environment for pollinators.

We hope you join us for the first quarterly Committee meeting next Wednesday, January 9th in the Bonanza Room at the Community Center starting at 10 am.

Read more about what it means to be a Bee City USA® For more specific Bee City USA® information regarding Carson City, go to:


12/29/2018 New Gun Range Signs

On December 27, 2018 the Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department completed the installation of a concrete monument sign and rules/regulatory signage at the Rifle and Pistol Range. These signage improvements were the results of a $7,155 grant the City received from the National Rifle Association (NRA) Foundation to make the facility a safer place, provide users with the necessary protocols for each range, and to create a quality recreational environment for both range users and visitors.

The NRA Foundation provides financial support to eligible projects, programs and organizations through its Grant Program. Each year, volunteer committees from across the country tirelessly raise charitable dollars and generous donors make gifts that are in turn awarded as grants in support of educational and public service programs relating to the shooting sports in our communities. For more information on the NRA Foundation’s Grant Program visit

“In times of limited public funds, assistance from the NRA Foundation Range Grant Program has helped the City create a signage program that will provide a safer complex while promoting a healthy lifestyle and a substantial recreational benefit for adults and children of all ages and abilities.” said Randall Brooks, President – Carson Rifle & Pistol Club.

The complex provides free, outdoor recreation shooting opportunities for the public.

The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range is owned by Carson City and operated by the Carson Rifle and Pistol Club, a non-profit organization, through a use agreement. 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.

 Gun Range Sign

Gun Sign Range Entrance

11/29/2018 Ash Canyon Road is closed for the winter season

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 The gate on Ash Canyon Road, located at the trail head to the Ash to Kings Trail in Ash Canyon, will be closed starting Thursday, November 29, 2018.

The Ash Canyon Road gate will be closed to all motorized vehicle traffic for the winter season. The gate will re-open in the spring after winter precipitation has passed. 



11/19/18 New Winter Hours for the Gun Range 


The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range will have a change of hours during the Winter season due to safety concerns involving the likelihood of stray bullets entering into populated areas originating from the range. Public safety is the City’s top priority and has requested the assistance of the NRA to evaluate the facility. To read the press release for more information, go here:

Rifle & Pistol Range Winter Hours are now:

Saturdays and Sundays: 6am-6pm. (Entire range open and available. Private Bays pending RSO availability.)

Mondays through Fridays: Private bays available by reservation only, no drop-in use. All military and law enforcement training previously scheduled will be accommodated.

Location: 4000 Flint Dr. on the South End of Rifle Range Road.

Cost: Free

To become a Range Safety Officer: Email

Group Reservations/Scheduling information:

Insurance required for group use.


11/1/18 The Aquatic Facility will be Closed for Two Months 

The Aquatic Facility will be closed from November 3rd to January 2nd for improvements. 

10/18/18 206 Acres of Trails and Open Space Acquired for Public Benefit 

Open Space acquired 206 acres between Vicee Canyon and Ash Canyon known as the Hamm Property. It is open for non-motorized, public recreation and enjoyment.


10/15/2018 The Linear Ditch Trail Re-Opened 

 The Linear Ditch Trail is open with some improvements. Enjoy! 


8/15/2018 Trails temporarily closed

Some of our bike/walking trails are temporarily closed. Here are some alternative routes:
The Linear Ditch Trail is closed for maintenance, and the alternative route is Saliman Road to E. 5th Street. The Fairview Drive Pathway is closed due to a pipeline construction project, and alternatives are Fairview Drive on the street or Saliman Road. We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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7/2/2018 July is Parks and Recreation Month! Banner NRPA Parks and Rec Month July

July is Park and Recreation Month and we’re celebrating by highlighting all Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space has to offer! #DiscoverJuly 
A lifetime of discovery awaits you in Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space. #DiscoverJuly and find the perfect summer activity for every member of your family.

Here are some events for this month: 

Dive in Movie on July 6
Human Impact workshop on July 7
Capital Kids Triathlon July 14
Paint a Park July 14
Landscape Photography Class July 26 to August 16

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6/12/2018 Sonoma Park Closed for Renovation Project

Sonoma Park

Carson City Parks and Recreation is installing a dog friendly drinking fountain in Sonoma park. For this project  the park will be closed on June 18th and will open up to normal activities on June 20th.  Thanks to the Parks for Paws and the Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation for its donation to make this renovation project a success. 

Sonoma Park is located at 1003 Sonoma Street in Carson City.



6/4/2018  Train at Mills Park is closed for maintenance

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The train at Mills Parks in not running until further notice, while we are working on some maintenance on the tracks.  We will keep everyone updated on the progress. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding. 


5/23/2018 Prison Hill Recreation Area Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Survey


 Carson City Parks & Recreation, and Open Space is working with, National Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (OHVCC)   in developing an OHV management plan for the southern end of the Prison Hill Recreation Area. This project is being conducted in cooperation with the Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles grant program.  They are in the process of gathering information from the enthusiasts and riders that recreate in the Prison Hill Area.

Your feedback is important in developing a plan that will provide a high quality experience for all riders. 
Anybody in the public is invited to fill out the survey till June 23:


5/10/2018 The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range Closed for Construction projects

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The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range will be closed for construction projects from May 30th – June 7th.  Thanks to a Nevada Department of Wildlife Hunter Education Grant, funded through the Pittman-Robertson Act, Quality of Life funds and generous donations from local organizations, the Parks Department is finishing the installation of the restroom facility at the Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range. In addition to finishing the new restroom facility, Public Works will be doing berm work to the private shooting bays to enhance the heights of the eroded berms.

For the safety of the contractors and City employees working during this time frame at the Rifle and Pistol range, all range activities will be cancelled until the range opens up on Friday, June 8th.






5/2/2018 Fuji Dog Park to Temporarily Close for Improvements

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Carson City, Nevada. - Fuji Dog Park will be temporarily closed to the public from May 21st to May 25th 2018. The park will reopen at 4:00 pm on May 25th. Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department will be closing the dog park to install new concrete pads under the water faucets. The new pads will improve drainage, reduce muddy conditions, and create a cleaner and safer environment for both humans and dogs.

Funds for this project were generously provided by community donations through “Parks for Paws” and “The Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation.”   

 Fuji Dog Park is located at 601 Old Clear Creek Rd. in Carson City.


For further information, please contact Dan Kastens at Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space, at 283-7339 or visit







3/29/2018 Nominate Carson City to receive a $20K grant for a local park this April!

banner3/29/2018 Nominate Carson City to receive a $20K grant for a local park this April!

The month of April is Earth month! During Earth Month you can help Carson City get nominated for the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month Campaign.  If we get the most nominations, one of our parks will receive a $20,000 grant for improvements. The Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign is a collaboration of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company- to help fund local park improvements projects. 


The best news is, even if we don't win, you can win! 

When you nominate our city, you'll be entered into a sweepstake to win a GoPro Prize Pack.

Carson City has more than 30 parks and over 8,000-acres of parks, trails and open space that serve hundreds of thousands of people each year. Parks are places to get active, engage in healthy living, connect with nature, and gather with loved ones to make memories.
By their nature, parks make our lives and community better. When we support our parks, we help the environment, provide a place for wildlife, and improve the economy.

 Show that you are Carson proud this April by visiting your favorite park and voting for Carson City!


Please go to and vote to improve our Carson City parks. 

 You can nominate our city once a day through April 30th!  

How to vote:

Step 1: go to

Step 2: Click on “Enter and Vote” and fill out your email address
Step 3: After clicking “Next” you see a field in the middle of the screen that says “Enter location” this is where you type Carson City, Nevada
Step 4: Click “submit” 

You have now successfully nominated our city!