Lazy 5 Regional Park is having another summer of free Wednesday evening concerts. Shows start at 6:30 p.m. Bring blankets or low back chairs. Dinner or snacks in small coolers are welcome. Food trucks will be available offering food for purchase. NO PETS or glass containers.

  • June 12: New Wave Crave(80s family dance party)
  • June 19: Decoy (Classic and modern pop rock covers)
  • June 26: The Novelists (Contemporary fold and lyrical rock)
  • July 3: The Let’s Dance Band (Big band swing and jazz)
  • July 10: Dusty Miles & the Cryin’ Shame (Rockabilly and country)
  • July 17: Nick Eng (Britpop and Beatles-esque indie pop rock)
  • July 24: The VooDooDogz (Rockin’ blues)
  • July 31: Jeff Jones Trio (Acoustic blues and Americana)
  • August 7: Spur Crazy (New country rock)
  • August 14: Escalade (Old school and R&B dance covers)

Lazy 5 Regional Park is part of the Washoe County Parks system and is located at 7100 Pyramid Lake Highway, Sparks/Spanish Springs. For more information, call (775) 424-1866.

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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.

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.”

Programs on the Porch for 2019 features performances by local musicians and even an appearance by Mark Twain. A variety of talents will be showcased starting at 7 p.m. during each Friday night of the series. The performance series at Bowers Mansion Regional Park is free, however donations for the performers are accepted. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to get comfortable on the lawn. Here is the line-up…

  • May 24, 2019 – Winter Light (A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt)
  • May 31, 2019 – Dominator & Friends (Ukulele & Guitar)
  • June 7, 2019 – The Honky Tonk Bums
  • June 14, 2019 – The Ghost of Mark Twain (McAvoy Layne)

Bowers Mansion Regional Park is at 4005 US Highway 395 North in Washoe Valley. For more information, call (775) 849-1825.