Parks and Open Space

Western Heritage Interpretive Center

The Western Heritage Interpretive Center is located in Bartley Ranch Regional Park
Western Heritage Interpretive Center  Western Heritage Interpretive Center
Western Heritage Interpretive Center
Facility Type: Building

Description: Give the guests at your reception an Old West welcome! Originally intended as a museum, the Western Heritage Interpretative Center now exists as spacious area adorned with ranching antiques and beautiful paintings offering a backdrop that harkens back to a time when people looked towards the beauty of the open West for the start of something new. This area features a full kitchenette unit, easy parking and bathroom availability, and is accessibility friendly. It also makes a great double booking with the Brick House or Plaza Pavilion adjacent to it.

Capacity: 150

* Approximately 20, 30 X 72 rectangular folding tables
* Approximately 150 folding chairs
* Refrigerator
* Microwave
* Sink
* Restrooms
* No Wi-Fi or audio/video equipment available
* Small projector screen. Also, the walls are large enough to project directly to them without the need for a screen.

Reservable Hours:
* 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Sunday through Thursday
* 8:00 am to 12:00 am Friday and Saturday

Additional Information:
* The Cancellation Policy is in effect when the reservation is made.  Please read the Terms and Conditions before making a reservation
* Reservations can be made one year in advance from the current date
* Reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance 
* Fees are due at the time the reservation is made
* Some events require a Certificate of Liability insurance that names Washoe County as an additional insured.  Contact Park Reservations staff for requirements
* Alcohol is not permitted at any reservable facility unless permitted through a Facility Use Permit
* After Hours: Events that go past 5:00 p.m. require after hours staffing. Contact Reservation Staff at 775-823-6501 no less than 30 days prior to the event. 
* Hours must include your set up and clean up
* Vendor trucks are not allowed in the park without prior authorization.  If you would like your event catered by a vendor truck, please contact Park Reservations for rules and regulations
* Music, or any amplified sound, is not permitted in outside facilities.  Doors must remain closed to the building
* No open flames permitted (floating candles, candles, tiki torches or other open flame articles)
* No tape, tacks, or nails can be used for decorations
* No piñatas, glitter, confetti, rice, or birdseed permitted
* All Washoe County buildings are non-smoking facilities
* Your group is responsible for knowing and adhering to all Washoe County Park rules

Facility Use Fee Information:
**Effective February 1, 2023**
$100.00/hr with a 2 hour minimum
$550.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit
Facility After Hours Fee (after 5pm): $30/hr
To make a reservation, contact Park Reservations at or (775) 823-6501. Ranger Office: (775) 828-6612

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