Have you had a chance to discover the diverse parks and recreation areas along the Reno Riverwalk? We have a detailed guide to help you explore and be inspired. Enjoy that nice summer air, the sun on your skin, and everything our parks offer!

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"The Space Whale" at City Plaza in Reno, NV

City Plaza

Our City Plaza is a great place to relax along the Riverwalk. This plaza is iconic for its two Burning Man sculptures, The Space Whale and Believe. Why not stroll down the ramps to the riverside seating and take in the atmosphere? Skateboarders and rollerbladers can also utilize the skate structures located around the plaza for urban skating in the heart of downtown.

Powning Veterans Memorial Park

This quaint little park has memorials dating back to the Civil War! It’s rich in history and sits next to notable Reno architecture, like the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts and the Virginia Street Bridge. It’s also within walking distance of many local businesses!

Bicentennial Sculpture Park

This is a nice, shady park for those looking to admire art up close. Walk through the gardens to admire the many different sculptures, like the curious “Rhinoman” or the inventive “Iron Horse.” Beautiful art isn’t all this park has to offer though, it serves as the home for an abundance of wildflowers. This park also sits along the grand and scenic Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway, a nearly 50-mile trail through the Reno Riverwalk and beyond!

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Wingfield Park
A sky view of Wingfield Park with the concert stage in the center

Wingfield Park

Relax by the river and enjoy yourself at this iconic spot on the Riverwalk. The island in the Truckee River is home to countless events and activities. The concert stage means it’s the perfect place to catch a show! With plenty of open fields and access to the shores along the river, there’s plenty of space to have a picnic with the family, and maybe do a little swimming! This park is also a favorite spot among local fly fishers!

Truckee River Whitewater Park

This park contains 2,600 ft of Truckee River whitewater, perfect for those looking for a more thrilling time out at the parks. Tackle the Truckee in a raft, kayak, canoe, or inner tube. You’ll travel through the heart of downtown, passing by other parks like Wingfield, Barbara Bennett, and West Street Plaza. Sierra Adventures offers rentable equipment and tours for daring explorers. It’s a unique and exhilarating way to explore the city!

West Street Plaza

Just like Wingfield Park, this plaza is a commonly used event space. Even without an event, this plaza is a great spot to sit along the river and enjoy the sunshine. It’s also surrounded by eateries, cafés, and bars, making it a great place to find new local favorites. Grab a drink from the new Sierra Tap House beer garden while you’re here!

A kayaker going through white water
Almond butter toffee from Dorina's Chocolates

Lundsford Park

Located right on Riverside Drive, this quaint little park is a pleasant place to relax and enjoy the outside. The location on Riverside Drive makes it an easy location to walk or bike to for outdoor activities. Better yet, why not grab a treat from the local businesses right next door? Any summer outdoors is much better with Dorinda’s Chocolate or ice cream from Rolled Mountain Creamery!

Barbara Bennett Park

Barbara Bennett Park, named for the first female mayor of Reno, is a historical park with plenty of fun! A playground, tennis courts, a basketball court, tables, and benches for seating. See the recently painted Basque mural next to the basketball courts! This park is a fantastic spot to relax under the trees, or get the family together for playful competition!

The Basque mural at Barbara Bennett Park, alongside the people who helped create it

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