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.

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 during visits to these parks. Get more information from “Public Swimming Pools and Water Play Places in Reno and Sparks.”

The first big three-day weekend of the year brings us a wide selection of Memorial Day activities. Memorial Day weekend is May 25 – 27, 2019.

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 real 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.

All things must come to an end and that goes for the epic 2018 – 2019 Lake Tahoe ski season. Here are the projected 2019 closing dates for our Tahoe-area ski resorts…

  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe: April 28.
  • Squaw Valley: July 7. Seven-day operations through May 27, then Fridays through Sundays through July 7.
  • Alpine Meadows: into May, depending on conditions.
  • Boreal: April 21.
  • Sugar Bowl: April 21.
  • Homewood: April 21.
  • Diamond Peak: April 21.
  • Heavenly: May 27.
  • Northstar California: April 21.
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe: April 21.
  • Tahoe Donner: April 14.
  • Kirkwood: April 14, with an additional weekend of operations from April 19-21.
  • Homewood: April 21.
  • Donner Ski Ranch: April 28.

Source: Reno Gazette Journal.