Current Projects

  Ballardini Ranch to Michael D. Thompson Trailhead Connector


Washoe County Regional Parks is working in partnership with the Forest Service on a proposed trail alignment that would connect from the Ballardini Ranch Trailhead to the Michael D. Thompson Trailhead. The project is in the preliminary design stage and is anticipated to move forward with environmental clearance work beginning summer 2020.


Ballardini Ranch to Thomas Creek Trailhead Connector

Washoe County Regional Parks is anticipating construction to begin summer 2020 on 3.5 miles of new single-track trail to finish the connection between the Ballardini Ranch Trailhead and the Thomas Creek Trailhead in south Reno. All environmental clearance work has been completed. 

Ellen's Park Playground


Washoe County Regional Parks is installing new playground equipment and soft-fall surfacing at Ellen’s Park in spring/summer 2020.


Fuels Reduction on Arrowcreek Open Space


In partnership with the Forest Service and Borda Land and Sheep Company, we will continue annual sheep grazing to reduce fine fuels and weeds in our Arrowcreek Open Space areas. Grazing services are donated by Borda Land and Sheep Company. Please help us keep this valuable program going by keeping dogs on leash when utilizing trails in the Arrowcreek area. Trails include Ballardini Ranch, Thomas Creek, and Whites Creek on both Forest Service and County managed property. Grazing typically occurs April through July.


Riverbend Trailhead and Access Path


Washoe County Regional Parks is working on the permitting for a new trailhead and access path that would provide additional public access to the Truckee River from our Riverbend Open Space property near Verdi, NV.


Other Projects Include:

  • Swan Lake Dock Repairs
  • Implementation of the Washoe County Integrated Vegetation Management Plan
  • Implementation of the 2021 Regional Archery Facility Master Plan