Outdoor Activities in Reno

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  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  • Sparks
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Victorian Square
  • You don't need to be a fitness guru to enjoy the natural wonders of Reno; these activities come just as active or relaxed as you'd like. Talk a walk along the Truckee River path, hike the Sierra's, or come winter hop on the bunny slopes for some Olympic worthy skiing. Reno is surprisingly green and full of parks and bike paths.

    One of the best ways to see the city by bike is on the Truckee River bike path which runs by the River Walk and the Truckee Whitewater Park. This trail will take you from Verdi, just west of Reno, to Sparks in the east. Several parks include the popular Idlewild Park, which is also located right next to the Truckee River and the Rancho San Rafael park near downtown Reno.

    If you want a great view, visit the local favorite of Windy Hill. This park in the south of Reno offers a view of all of Reno and the foothills around the city. For some fun in the sun, attend a Reno Aces baseball game at the brand new stadium in downtown, or play a round of golf at the Rosewood Lakes or Arrowcreek Golf Club. If you are in the Reno area during the summer and you brought the kids with you, head to Sparks and Wild Island. This water park has a dozen or so slides, a lazy river, a wave pool and is a great way to enjoy the hot Nevada sun.

    Reno Riverwalk

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    Arlington Ave at Island Ave
    (Wingfield Park)

    Stroll through downtown Reno's urban renaissance...
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    Truckee River Whitewater Park

    300 W First St.

    Surrounding Wingfield Park in Downtown Reno is the very popular Truckee River Whitewater Park. Nearly every summer day there are crowds of people enjoying the river, either by wading in it, rafting in it, kayaking or even swimming on a hot day. On cooler days, this is a perfect place for whitewater kayaking. This park is the only park in the U.S. that is right smack downtown close to hotels and parking and it open year-round... read more

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    Reno Aces

    250 Evans Avenue

    Reno's Minor League team's stadium is located in the brand new Freight House District right downtown by the Truckee River. This is the place to be on Thursday spring and summer nights!... read more

    Idlewild Park

    1900 Idlewild Drive

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    Rancho San Rafael Park

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    1595 N Sierra St

    This beautifully landscaped area is one of Reno's premier parks. The Great Reno Balloon Race and "Reno Celebrates America", a fireworks show on the fourth of July, are a couple of the major events taking place here. On the grounds of this huge park you will find the Wilbur D. May Museum and Arboretum and the Great Basin Adventure Amusement Park. You will also find miles of walking or jogging trails complete with exercise stations, a large playground, picnic and barbecue facilities and acres and acres of grass... read more

    Windy Hill (Audrey Harris Park)

    6600 Lakeside Dr

    Breathtaking view... read more

    Rosewood Lakes Golf Course

    6800 Pembroke Drive

    Acres of wetlands... read more

    Arrowcreek Golf Club

    2905 Arrow Creek Parkway

    Two courses and great views... read more
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