South Valleys Regional Park
15650 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511 (click here to view map)
Park Ranger Office: (775) 849-2511
Park Maintenance: (775) 851-6283
Please observe all rules and regulations while visiting the park. See rules and regulations here.
In 1990, when the south portion of Truckee Meadows was in its infancy, there were no public ball fields for youth south of Longley Lane. Consequently, the County considered purchasing land to build a sports complex similar to the Shadow Mountain Park in Sparks. Land was acquired thanks to a donation from Dr. Massoud Dorostkar, Virgil Wedge, Hadi Sahrakar, Theodora Peigh and the Dr. Millard Duxbury family. The funding to develop the park was obtained via a statewide parks and wildlife bond approved by the voters in 1990, and a dedication ceremony took place in late 1992.
The uniquely-designed South Valleys Library opened in May 2003 and is dedicated to the voters of Washoe County who funded the project with a bond issue in 2000. The library’s award-winning design came from architect Michael Brendle of the Worth Group Architects. According to Brendle, the bright yellow color reminds the travelers passing by on Hwy 580 of the yellow flowers that bloom in the area, such as Rabbit Brush and Sagebrush. The library’s windows offer visitors stunning views of Mount Rose.
As the population of south Reno continued to expand, it created a need for even more sports and recreation space. That drove the donation of another 23 acres of land in 2009 from Dr. Massoud Dorostkar and the Hadi and Ursula Kar Family trusts, giving the park a total of 105 acres. This allowed the park to expand with additional football/soccer fields.
Dr. Massoud Dorostkar was a prominent Persian anesthesiologist in Reno. He graduated from Tehran Medical School in 1956 and made his way to Reno. He was an avid jogger and believed in physical fitness and the value of parks for the community. “There aren’t enough parks no matter what area you live in,” he said in 1985 when he donated land along the river for Dorostkar Park. He passed away in 2012.
Virgil Henry Wedge was a prominent lawyer in Reno for many years. He passed away in 2000 at the age of 87. Originally from a ranching family in Pioche, NV, Wedge came to Reno after getting his law degree from Brigham Young University. Besides his law work, he was very involved in politics. He was a partner in the development of the Park Lane Mall in 1961. Running a herd of 100 cattle on his ranch in southwest Reno was his hobby. Besides Wedge Drive being named in his honor, Virgil Drive in Reno is also named after him.
Mrs. Theodora Peigh (1923-1994) was a lover of animals and the arts. Her husband Al Peigh died in 1972. The Peighs moved to Reno in the early 1950s and purchased the Pine Tree Ranch south of Reno and raised cattle and horses.
Activities: Baseball, BBQ/Picnicking, Horseshoe Pits, Junior Ranger Program, Playgrounds, Photography, Soccer, Volleyball, Disc Golf, Exercise/Fitness, Walking
Facilities: Mt. Rose Pavilion, Steamboat Pavilion, Regulation Baseball, Youth Baseball, Lower Soccer, Upper Soccer, Practice Turf, Disc Golf Course