Lazy 5 Regional Park is having another summer of free Wednesday evening concerts thanks to the generous support of community sponsors. Shows start at 6:30 p.m. Bring blankets or low back chairs. Dinner or snacks in small coolers are welcome. NO PETS or glass containers.

  • June 27: 80’s New Wave Covers with “New Wave Crave”
  • July 4: Chart topping hits by Air Force Band of the Golden West “Mobility”
  • July 11: Texas Blues, Rock & Soul with “Snakeboy Johnson”
  • July 18: Dixieland Jazz by “Chris Wessel’s Jazz Dixie Review”
  • July 25: Newgrass & Americana with “Sage Creek”
  • Aug. 1: A Musical Variety performed by “Escalade”

Lazy 5 Regional Park is part of the Washoe County Parks system and is located at 7100 Pyramid Lake Highway, Sparks/Spanish Springs. For more information, call (775) 424-1866.


The Reno / Sparks area features a public bus system operated by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County. The blue and green buses you see all over the area are part of this system.

The main part of the public transit service around the Truckee Meadows is called RTC RIDE. It comprises the most common and extensive system of bus routes covering Reno and Sparks. There are, however, additional and more focused components of the system.

RTC RAPID provides an express service along Virginia Street between the downtown 4th Street Station and the Meadowood Mall. RTC ACCESS is a paratransit service that provides door-to-door, prescheduled transportation for people with disabilities. RTC SIERRA SPIRIT service is specifically for downtown Reno and UNR. RTC INTERCITY provides daily service between Reno and Carson City.

For additional information about these services and more from RTC, refer to “Reno Area Public Transit Bus System.”

Spring days are for getting outside and enjoying a hike in the Reno area. We have a wide variety of hiking and walking trails, though some of the ones up higher in the Sierra might not be open just yet due to the late snow this winter. My “Reno Area Hiking and Walking Trails” article is a good place to start when looking for a suitable trail.

Here are some of the hikes I have done and can recommend. Be sure to choose something within your abilities. Remember, this is supposed to be fun.

There are two guided hiking series taking place right now. Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is leading “Discover Your Parks Walks” at a different park every week through September. “Walk With Washoe” is led by Washoe County staff. These outings are at various locations around the county.

Attention dog owners – It’s the law to keep dogs on leash at all times in designated congested areas of Washoe County and in Nevada State Parks. It doesn’t matter if your dog is “friendly.” Other users of public trails do not want to be approached and/or threatened by unleashed dogs. They don’t enjoy piles of dog poop all over the place, either. Be considerate of others using our trails – leash your dogs and pick up the poop.

Tahoe Meadows Trailhead, hiking, Reno, Nevada

Photo © Stan White