While roaming around Reno take some time to stop and enjoy views of the Truckee River at a public park hotspot, Idlewild Park. This 49-acre community park space is within walking distance of Downtown Reno and sits on the confluence point of two major bends in the Truckee River’s path. Within the confines of this massive park, your group will find an impressive rose garden, two duck ponds, two children’s parks, a pool, a skate park, various ballfields, the California Building, lush green space, and ample event space for such traditions as Food Truck Friday.
While here participate in any sports games happening, utilize the spot for a good picnic break, or just take in the views. The vast space allows for hiking, jogging, swimming, boating, and outdoor sports. It is a must to visit the onsite rose garden while here, it being the only rose garden in the state of Nevada backed by the American Rose Society. The garden takes up a total of 1 acre and holds a grand total of 1,750 flowers of 200 different varieties. The peak season to see the blooms is between June and September.
During the summer enjoy riding the Idlewild Park Train, participating in any various community festivals such as the popular Earth Day Celebration, or enjoying local art displays (the mosaic rose waterfall exhibit is fantastic!). There is also the always fun Food Truck Friday tradition throughout the summer season.
So whether your group wants to stop and relax, enjoy the views, get in some exercise and fresh air, or enjoy a locally hot picnic spot, Idlewild Park is the perfect mid-day stop for you!