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.
View the Concept Board
View the Final Concept as of March 2015
Staff will present the final Sierra Vista Park Concept Plan for approval by the Reno City Council at their meeting on March 11, 2015. The Concept Plan incorporates an outdoor recreation theme, which highlights non-motorized multi-use and single track trails for walking, hiking and mountain biking. The plan is centered around a 3 mile multi-use backbone trail which will loop the property. Construction for this trail will begin later in 2015 using a $134,500 Recreation Trails Grant from Nevada State Parks. The project will also include removing the deteriorated asphalt cart paths and restoring the the land with native vegetation. Once this project is complete, the site will be open for community use.
Full implementation of the concept plan will likely take 10 or more years, depending on private and community funding for construction and operating costs. Staff is working with mountain biking enthusiasts for construction and ongoing maintenance of the single track trails. Construction for one or more of the trails may coincide with the construction of the multi-use backbone trail.
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.