Last Hikes in the 2010 Discover Your Parklands Series

August 19, 2010

The recently restored wetlands of Rancho San Rafael Regional Park and the newly opened Galena Creek Recreation Area are highlighted in the last two Discover Your Parklands hikes led by Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space rangers. Explorers of all ages are welcome. Bring sturdy shoes, water, and an extra layer of clothing for the cooler evenings. Hikes are free and start at 7 p.m. For more information, call (775) 823-6519 or visit Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space.

  • August 19: District Ranger Andy Mink will lead a hike around the wetlands at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park and discuss the history and changes that have occurred to the wetlands over the last 100 years. Meet in the May Museum Parking lot, Rancho San Rafael Regional, 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno.
  • September 2: join Galena Creek Regional Park Ranger John Keesee for a look at the new Galena Creek Recreation Area and Visitors Center. Located on U.S. Forest Service land adjacent to Galena Creek Regional Park, the Visitor Center and Recreation Area are operated by Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space under a special use permit from the Forest Service. Washoe County has partnered with the Great Basin Institute to operate the center. Great Basin Institute’s staff and volunteers will provide information about local areas of interest, hikes, camping and other recreational activities. They also plan to offer a variety of seasonal nature programs for visitors of all ages and abilities. Galena Creek Visitors Center, 18250 Mt. Rose Highway, Reno.

Source: Washoe County Parks press release.

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