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Sierra Vista Park


The Reno Parks and Recreation Commission reviewed the alternative designs for Sierra Vista Park and heard public comment at their June 3 commission meeting.  At the meeting, the public and the commissioners had the opportunity to review the various plans and design elements and then vote for the favorite plan. Of the two designs ("Arts & Nature" and "Active Recreation") the overwhelming favorite was Active Recreation. The Commission then voted unanimously to recommend approval of the Active Recreation plan, which is now the preferred plan. Staff will take this plan to the City Council for approval later this year, once the full planning document has been completed by our planning consultant with the National Park Service.

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In the meantime, staff is proceeding with an environmental review and assessment of the property, as required by the Recreation Trails Grant we recently received from Nevada State Parks.  This review will be completed this fall and, once approved by the State Historic Preservation Office, we will begin developing construction and renovation plans for the perimeter trail system.
For further information, please contact the Parks Maintenance Office at 775-334-2270.


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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