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Sierra Vista Park


Sierra Vista Park is the new name for the former Northgate Golf Course property, which emphasizes the wonderful views available at the site. Reno recently hosted a 2-day design workshop with a team of landscape architects, stakeholders and input from the general public. 

The workshop resulted in three potential conceptual designs to repurpose the site.  Staff is currently working with the landscape architects to condense these into two designs, since many of the design elements overlap

View results of the workshop 

View graphic images of the designs: Art and Nature, Neighborhood Park, Active Recreation

The City previously conducted an internet survey to gauge public opinion on potential design elements. 

View results from the Survey 

The draft design(s) from the workshop will be presented for review and comment at a public meeting of the Recreation and Parks Commission.  This meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, at 6:00 pm at Fire Station 11 at the corner of Mae Anne Avenue and Somerset Parkway. The plans will be available at 5:30 pm prior to the meeting for a public open house.


Sierra Vista Park is northwest Reno’s community hub for enjoying natural open space, trails and outdoor  recreation in the shadow of Peavine Mountain. 


1. Create a sustainable restoration plan to restore and conserve sensitive lands for wildlife, natural  drainage ways, and manage the natural resources.  


2. Designate and construct a non-motorized trails network for pedestrians, runners, hikers and  bicyclists, including trailheads and connections to surrounding trail systems and Peavine Mountain open  space.  

3. Repurpose the former golf course clubhouse and supporting amenities into a recreational, community  center and/or commercial space which complements the surrounding parkland and open space.  
4. Provide active and passive outdoor recreation opportunities which utilize and complement the unique  character of the landscape and topography. 
5. Develop educational opportunities, such as interpretive sites, outdoor classrooms and programming  
6. Create a buffer zone for adjacent residents for defensible space.  
7. Provide sustainable maintenance plan emphasizing public/private sponsorships. 
8. Create innovative partnerships for funding and stewardship opportunities. 

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