Nevada Recreation & Park Society presents Washoe County with Awards
Bowers Mansion Regional Park & North Valleys Regional Park honored

Media Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Ventetuolo

ParksAward.jpgReno, Nev. April 18, 2019. Washoe County Regional Parks & Open Space was recently bestowed with two prestigious awards from the Nevada Recreation & Park Society (NRPS).

“We are truly honored that our hard work and dedication to make our parks a jewel of our community has been recognized by NRPS,” said Colleen Wallace-Barnum, Parks Superintendent.

Bowers Mansion Regional Park was awarded the Silver State Legacy Park Award, which is a park that holds special prominence in the local community and the state of Nevada. These parks have endured the test of time and have become iconic to those who have visited, played and rested on their grounds. Designation as a Silver State Legacy Park is the highest accolade the Nevada Recreation and Park Society can bestow upon a park. 

“It is truly an honor to have Bowers Mansion Regional Park recognized as having played an important role in the development of our community throughout history,” says Park Ranger Nick Steuer. (Parks team pictured left).

North Valleys Regional Park (Phase 5) was awarded the Elmer H. Anderson Park Excellence Award.  This award recognizes excellence in park planning, design and construction throughout the State of Nevada. In the fall of 2018 North Valleys Regional Park expansion project was unveiled and included the addition of a little league field, the large Babe Ruth field, flat fields, and a new 3-mile multi-use trail for hiking and mountain biking.

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