The new trail through the wetland of the Rosewood Nature Study Area is now open, as is the visitor center. This project was literally under development for years and is a wonderful addition to parks and natural areas in the Truckee Meadows.

The Rosewood Nature Study Area is on land formerly occupied by the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course. The course was closed to accommodate construction of the Southeast Connector (Veterans Parkway) and eventually turned over to the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation and numerous partners to be restored to a more natural condition. No pets or bikes are allowed to help preserve the area and protect wildlife.

Rosewood Nature Study Area is at 6800 Pembroke Drive in Reno. During summer, the visitor center will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Trails will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The City of Reno Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide range of inclusive / adaptive programs and activities, including sport leagues, programs for veterans, rentals and volunteer opportunities. The goal is to provide accommodations to people with disabilities so that full participation in leisure and recreation programs, classes, services and facilities may be enjoyed by all.

The Adaptive Connect newsletter for summer, 2021, offers a continuing variety of ways those with disabilities can fully participate in Reno recreation programs.

Note that Reno works with the City of Sparks in presenting some activities. An example is Mark Wellman’s Adventure Day at Sparks Marina. It will be on Sunday, June 6, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. People with disabilities, and their families and friends, are invited to this free event, where adaptive climbing, kayaking, and cycling will be available.

If you are looking for recreational activities this spring and summer, check out the 2021 spring / summer Reno Parks and Recreation Guide and/or the 2021 spring / summer Sparks Recreation Activity Guide. There is literally something for everyone, from little kids to those with disabilities to senior citizens. Things to participate in range from just enjoying our public art to full-on athletic activities.

The City of Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department publishes this parks and recreation guide featuring information about recreational programs and activities available to the community. Two guides per year are published and provided free of charge – winter/spring and summer/fall.

The Sparks Parks and Recreation Department version is called their Activity Guide. It is published on approximately the same schedule as Reno’s.

Things are slowly getting back to normal, but be sure to check with each city’s recreation department for the most up-to-date status of any activities of interest.