Coronavirus Update: Dementia Friendly Nature Walks will be postponed until at least June 1, 2020.

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF) is offering a series of free, weekly interpretive walks for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Idlewild Dementia Friendly Nature Walks are an extension of the Discover Your Parks walks from TMPF, which encourage people to get outdoors to explore and care for local parks.

Idlewild Dementia Friendly Nature Walks are free and open to the public. They are held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. throughout the year and last about an hour. Meet at the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation office at 50 Cowan Drive in Idlewild Park.

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is leading free walks in different Washoe County parks from April 2 through September 24, 2020. All walks are on Thursday evenings and are half a mile to about 1.5 miles. Each week, you can explore a new location and learn about the unique and varied ecology and history of parks in our area. Plan on spending a bit over an hour on each hike. Walks are open to everyone.

The first 2020 walk, on April 2, will be at Sparks Marina Park. Others follow each Thursday evening through September. Get additional information from “Discover Your Parks Walks in Washoe County.”

  • April 2 – Sparks Marina Park
  • April 9 – Tom Cooke Trailhead / White Fir Trail
  • April 16 – Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area
  • April 23 – Huffaker Hills: Lakeview Loop
  • April 30 – Rancho San Rafael Regional Park: May Arboretum
  • May 7 – Mayberry Park
  • May 14 – Idlewild Park
  • May 21 – Glendale Park
  • May 28 – Lockwood Park Loop Trail
  • June 4 – Bartley Ranch Regional Park
  • June 11 – Deer Park
  • June 18 – Rainbow Ridge Park
  • June 25 – Hidden Valley Inner Loop Trail
  • July 2 – Crystal Peak Park
  • July 9 – Wingfield and Barbara Bennett Parks
  • July 16 – Rock Park
  • July 23 – Oxbow Nature Study Area
  • July 30 – Dorostkar Park Nature Trail
  • August 6 – Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
  • August 13 – Davis Creek Regional Park
  • August 20 – Galena Creek Regional Park
  • August 27 – Crissie Caughlin Park to Schiappacasse River Pathway
  • September 3 – Virginia Lake Park
  • September 10 – Wedekind Park
  • September 17 – Cottonwood Park: Bat Walk (7 p.m.)
  • September 24 – Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area

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