Reno Parks, Recreation & Community Services is hiring for seasonal staff in the administration office, and at Rosewood Lakes Golf Course, area pools, summer camps and teen centers. These part-time jobs are the best jobs in the City – ones that provide experiences and memories that last a lifetime. Check them out!
The Reno Rink on the River will close after skating ends on Super Bowl Sunday(February 6th). It was scheduled to operate until President’s Day, Monday, February 21st. Private rentals and group reservations scheduled through Sunday 2/6 will not be impacted, nor will skating lessons since they will be done by then.
The decision to close early is a financial decision meant to minimize costs to the City. Declining attendance revenues that no longer cover operating costs and the recent warm weather that increased energy costs to keep the ice frozen make it a reasonable time to end Rink operations for the season. By closing two weeks early expenses will be reduced roughly $15,000.
The ice rink is located at City Plaza, located at the corner of First and Virginia Streets in Downtown Reno along the Truckee River. A detailed schedule of skating times and a list of admission fees for the remainder of the season can be found online.
Reno’s Public Works Department worked with the Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Wildlife on a project to restore the river bank at the Oxbow Nature Study Area. The City secured two grants for the project, which will also protect a sewer interceptor that goes through the park from future floods.
The City’s urban forestry crew cut down and delivered this holiday season’s Giant Sequoia tree to the plaza across from City Hall. Then the crew worked to slim down the tree and used a City crane to place it in the hole especially designed for its display downtown. Reno resident John O’Brian donated the tree to the City. It sits next to the City’s ice rink. The Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, November 23rd, starting at 5 p.m. If weather and ice conditions permit, the ice rink will be open after the ceremony until about 9 p.m.
With the support of donations from residents, the beloved hanging flower baskets that beautify downtown Reno will return this spring, but the City has not yet received enough donations to fund the first 75 planned baskets.
The City is accepting donations through December 15th, the deadline for the Department to order the seeds and grow them in time to hang them in May of 2011.
The donations help fund the cost of building and maintaining the baskets which averages $180 each. Residents can support this program with as little as $25.
The City of Reno accepted a $5000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation today. The funds are designated for supplies and materials to be used in future Adopt-A-Park clean-up efforts at Teglia’s Paradise Park in Northeast Reno. Teglia’s Paradise Park is the park that local Home Depot stores have adopted, and Home Depot employees have donated hundreds of hours in volunteer clean-up efforts over the past 18 months.
Fifteen of Reno’s 87 parks are currently adopted by community organizations. The rest remain available for residents and local organizations to help keep Reno’s parks clean, attractive and safe for everyone. More…
Reno Parks & Recreation has a collection of adaptive recreation equipment (sport wheelchairs, roller sledges, bowling ramp, handcycles, etc.) available for the public to rent. Renting makes it affordable for participants to try a new sport, explore the outdoors, be a weekend warrior, gain new skills, and get involved in more than one sport through this service.
The City’s equipment can be rented for a day, weekend or full week at reasonable rates. For more information call April Wolfe, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at (775) 334-2262.
Three new exhibits will be on display at galleries operated by the city of Reno from August 30 through October 8. Admission to these galleries is free. Hours at Metro & McKinley are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Southside Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1. Gallery East & West (McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive) – The McKinley Galleries will be hosting an exhibition of the University of Nevada Reno called Black Rock Press: Student Exhibition.
2. Metro Gallery (City Hall, 1 East First Street) – Stream: A Ceramics Exhibition by Jill Brugler consists of art mostly created from clay, fired to ceramic and glazed and fired to cone six in an electric kiln.
3. Southside Gallery (Southside Cultural Center, 190 East Liberty Street) – Hercules Out West, an exhibition of drawings by Ed Smith, a Guggenheim Fellow in sculpture and drawing.
The Fall-Winter Program Brochure produced by the Reno Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department is now available. Download a copy or picked one up at one of these facilities:
Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center, 1301 Valley Road
Neil Road Recreation Center, 3925 Neil Road
McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive
Teglia’s Paradise Park Activity Center, 2745 Elementary Drive
Southside Cultural Center, 190 East Liberty Street
Northwest Pool, 2925 Apollo Way
To have a copy mailed to you call (775) 334-2262.