There are a bunch of 2017 summer camps for kids available in the Reno / Sparks area. Choices range from outdoor adventures with Great Basin Naturalists to art-centered camps at Arts for All Nevada and the Nevada Museum of Art. Many camps fill fast, so now is the time to register for the best selection.

There are plenty of other options as well. UNR offers a diverse selection of summer fun for kids of all ages with Wolf Pack sports camps, KIDS University and Lake Tahoe Music Camp. More possibilities include Girl Scout camps, backcountry camps, acting and theater camps, rockclimbing camps, camps for disabled kids and adults, city recreation department camps and lots more.

Learn about available summer camp opportunities from “Summer Camps and Recreation for Reno / Tahoe Kids.” Some summer camps offer sessions on a daily basis, so if you miss the initial registration, you still have chances to get you kids into several summer camp experiences.

During Reno’s big events season, downtown streets can get mighty congested with both cars and people. Efficiently finding a place to place to park your car is important to not only easing traffic, but also to afford you more time at the event you came to enjoy.

There are numerous parking options around the downtown area and within a few blocks of the city’s core. Knowing where these are helps you decide where to head rather than engaging in random wandering and hoping for the best. Parking garages will cost you and so will metered street parking (except on Sundays). There are some freebies if you know where they are. Get the parking information you need from “Where to Park in Downtown Reno.”

An alternate strategy is simply to leave the car at home and ride the bus to the 4th Street Station, which is within easy walking distance of just about everything in downtown Reno. If you plan to be at an event for several hours, riding the bus is likely to be cheaper than paying to drive and park, not to mention being less of a hassle. 4th Street Station is a hub for the RTC bus system, so routes from all over the Truckee Meadows will take you here.

The first big three-day weekend of the year presents Reno area residents and visitors with a wide selection of Memorial Day activities. this weekend. Memorial Day weekend is May 28 – 30, 2016.

If the weather is cooperative, visiting any of our public parks is a good bet. If you choose Idlewild Park, a fun family activity is riding the Idlewild Park Train. Those wanting to go for a stroll have numerous hiking trails around the area from which to choose.

Both The Discovery Museum in Reno and Wild Island Family Adventure Park in Sparks will be open, providing entertainment for the whole family. Like train rides? Head up to Virginia City for a trip on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad or to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City for steam train excursions.

A variety of services will be held at memorial parks throughout the area for those wanting to honor our military men and women.