About Parks, Recreation and Community Services
The City of Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services department offers a wide range of activities, including sport leagues and facilities, youth and senior services, and parks and trails. There are hundreds of ways to recreate in Reno. Explore the links in the tabs to your left for more information. Start recreating today. Visit the program registration page for more information.
Renown Free Swim Week, July 29-August 2
Free Swim Week for Kids returns July 29-August 2, 2019 at Traner and Idlewild Pools. The event is held in partnership with Renown Health at the height of summer to encourage healthy family activity for kids, ages 17 and under, all season long.
The 2017 Washoe County Community Health Needs Assessment determined that nearly 30 percent of local teens are overweight or obese. Within the age groups studied, the highest percentage of overweight or obese teens are under 15 years old.
“As the excitement of summer wears off, kids can become bored and less active,” says Renown President and Chief Executive Officer, Tony Slonim, MD, DrPH, FACHE. “Free Swim Week fosters outdoor family play time right when entertainment ideas start running low. It’s these types of activities that start to improve our community’s health, one pool day at a time.”
Beginning July 8, passes for Idlewild Pool and Traner Pool will be available for pick up on a first come first serve basis, at the following locations:
- Idlewild Pool
1805 Idlewild Drive
- Traner Pool
1600 Carville Drive
- Northwest Pool
2925 Apollo Way
- Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center
1301 Valley Road
These passes are good for a youth or child admission to open swim and are specific to Idlewild or Traner Pool only.