If you are looking for recreational activities this spring and summer, check out the 2018 spring / summer version of the Reno Parks and Recreation Guide and/or the 2018 spring / summer Sparks Recreation Activity Guide. There is literally something for everyone, from little kids to those with disabilities to the senior citizen set. Things to participate in range from just enjoying Reno’s 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 for 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.

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Public swimming pools in Reno and Sparks become popular places when summer weather heats things up across the Truckee Meadows. We have a nice selection of places to cool off, play in the water, and even learn how to swim. Most pools are set to open for the Memorial Day weekend, ahead of the regular season which begins in June.

Washoe County is also in the game with the naturally heated pool at Bowers Mansion Regional Park in Washoe Valley and water play splash parks at Lazy 5 Regional Park and North Valleys Regional Park.

For free water play, try the Truckee River at Wingfield Park in Reno and Rock Park in Sparks. Both parks have whitewater features for kids and families to enjoy. Be extra careful during spring, however, as flows in the Truckee River can be high and the water is colder than it will be during summer. Get more information from “Public Swimming Pools and Water Play Places in Reno and Sparks.”

The parks and recreation departments in both Reno and Sparks offer a wide variety of recreational programs and activities for everyone, including little kids, teens, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Here are some examples of what you will find in the “Reno Parks and Recreation Guide”. The current guide covers fall / winter 2017 – 2018.

  • Youth programs
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Aquatics
  • Athletics
  • Inclusion (for those with disabilities)
  • Activities and classes
  • Senior activities (50+)
  • Public parks
  • Public art
  • Rentable facilities
  • Special event

The “Sparks Recreation Activity Guide” offers extensive information about the offerings available from the Sparks Parks and Recreation Department. Since these are two different cities, you will find both similar and different things in each guide. The current Sparks guide covers autumn / winter 2017 – 2018.

Reno has specific programs just for disabled citizens. Learn more about these recreation opportunities from “City of Reno Inclusion and Adaptive Programs.”

Both cities have scholarship assistance programs for those who may not be able to afford to participate. These help make it possible for everyone to join in regardless of their financial situation.