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California Building

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75 Cowan Drive

California Building LogoIn 1927 Reno hosted an exposition commemorating the completion of the Transcontinental Highway passing through the city and a building was erected on the site. In 1938 the American Legion gave the building to the City of Reno. The California Building is located in picturesque Idlewild Park, located along the Truckee River.  Directions to California Building

The Spanish-style architecture, reminiscent of the early California missions distinguishes this popular facility which hosts numerous cultural and special event, weddings, meetings and group gatherings throughout the year.

Facility Amenities & Fees

area capacity fees
Building 250 $80/hour + security deposit
Rose Garden 100 $95 flat rate (2 hour limit)
$105 flat rate
  • Alcohol Permit: $55
  • Deposits: $500-$1000 
  • Kitchen: Two refrigerators, oven-stove, utility sink, serving counter
  • Patio: Picnic tables/BBQ
  • Tables: 20 round 5' tables, 20 rectangular 6' tables
  • Chairs: 200

Layout & Dimensions

California Building Floorplan Diagram

Photo Gallery


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California Building Photo 3 California Building Patio


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Surrounding Attractions

Rose Garden at Idlewild Park
Rose Garden

Snowflake Pavillion at Idlewild Park
Snowflake Pavillion

For more information please contact Facility Reservations at 775-334-2417, or email