In recognition of Disabilities Awareness Month, the City of Sparks will unveil a new all abilities playground at Pah Rah Mountain Park at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. The Mayor and members of the City Council will be on hand for the event.
All ages and abilities can swing, climb, spin and much more in the fully integrated play environment designed for fun. The City of Sparks worked with Recreation Republic, Inc. to create the accessible area for children to play, learn and interact together.
Play equipment ranges from an integrated carousel with wheelchair access from the ground level, to a play system that allows children to climb up, over and around an entire structure without ever touching the ground. There’s also a swing set with accessible seats, and a rotating deck with net which replaces the merry-go-round of yesteryear with an all inclusive social, climbing experience.
The 9,500 square foot playground has an artificial turf surface to make it easily accessible for all users.
Construction began August 17 for the all abilities playground at Pah Rah Mountain Park. The project’s $503,000 budget was financed within the City of Sparks Capital Improvement Plan.
Pah Rah Mountain Park was built in 1988 and is located on 13 acres in east Sparks. The park features an extensive walking path popular with outdoor enthusiasts and several levels of playfields for a variety of activities. Additional amenities include a volleyball court, basketball courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, tennis courts, horseshoe pits and restrooms.
What: Ribbon Cutting & Preview for All Abilities Playground
When: Monday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m.
Where: Pah Rah Mountain Park, 1750 Shadow Lane, behind Jerry Whitehead Elementary School. Access is provided from Merlot Ct. off of Vista Blvd. and there is a parking a lot adjacent to the upper soccer fields.
Where: 4 locations to choose from - Sparks Marina Park, Golden Eagle Park, Whitaker Park and Hidden Valley Regional Park
How to sign up: Sign up to volunteer by calling KTMB at (775) 851-5185
Other information: Please bring gloves and drinking water and wear comfortable
clothes and tennis shoes. Please be on time so you can sign in and receive instructions on what to do.
Get your walking shoes on and celebrate Nevada Day by learning about the history of Downtown Sparks and Victorian Square. A one hour walking tour hosted by the Sparks Museum and Cultural Center includes 18 buildings and spots that have played an important role in the history and development of our city and the state of Nevada.
Guided by Scott Carey who has actively been working on projects to preserve and enhance the history of this great community. Scott’s experience brings a new perspective to the history of Sparks in this entertaining walking tour.
Tours are every hour on the hour from 8am-12pm. All proceeds benefit the Sparks Museum. Cost is $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members.
For more information visit http://sparksmuseum.org/event/historic-walking-tour-sparks-scott-carey/.
Celebrating 88 years supporting the schools of Sparks, Jack’s Carnival is a great fall event with costume contests, carnival games, raffles and a parade with Grand Marshall and Mitchell Elementary Alumni, Mayor Geno Martini.
For more information: at 353-5590 email@example.com
"Residential Dump Days" Offers Reduced Rates and Free Select Dumping on October 6 and 7
RENO, NEV. (October 1, 2012) — In an effort to assist residents with household clean-ups and curb illegal dumping, Waste Management announced today the fourth quarterly "Residential Dump Days" to be held in 2012 at the Waste Management Transfer Stations in Reno. The dates for this event are Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7. Residential Dump Days are held solely at the Transfer Stations in Reno – the Lockwood Landfill is closed on weekends.
"Waste Management is committed to helping the communities we serve with all of their environmental service needs," said Sarah Sciarani, Waste Management Public Affairs Representative. "Providing these Residential Dump Days helps keep thousands of yards of waste and bulky items from being dumped illegally in our open space. And enhancing the program to include a reduced rate for all Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is our way of helping our customers in these tough economic times."
In addition, identified materials commonly associated with illegal dumping will be accepted at no charge. These specific items include eligible household appliances (Freon-free refrigerators, hot water heaters, stoves, dishwashers and washers/dryers) and eligible bulky waste (sofas, chairs, mattresses and box springs). Any material that falls outside of these parameters will be accepted at more than 50 percent off the regular gate rate (rates outlined below).
The reduced dump rates accompanied by free dumping for specific items during Residential Dump Days is the result of a partnership between Waste Management and Washoe County government. This program helps residents clean up their homes and our communities, which in turn, decreases the amount of illegal dumping in our area. Both Waste Management and Washoe County recognize the role of citizens in making this effort successful by ensuring citizens understand what is eligible for free dumping versus reduced dump rates during this two-day event.
Residential Dump Days
And bulky items as identified below
Acceptable Household Appliances: Acceptable Bulky Waste:
Freon recovery) - Chairs
Don’t miss the fun of the Sparks Fire Department’s Annual Pancake Breakfast and Open House. This year’s event will feature station tours and live demonstrations. The breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, ham, juice, milk and coffee. Cost: Adults - $5 ($4 with canned food donation), Children (under 12) - $2; Senor Citizens - $2. Funds generated go to support local community public fire safety education and victims of fire. Shuttle service and free parking provided. You can park in either of the two lots west of the movie theater at “C” Street and Victorian Plaza Circle and watch for the Boys & Girls Club shuttle bus. For more information, call the Fire Prevention Bureau at (775) 353-353-2266.
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with all of the trimmings with your favorite person – SANTA! Special thanks to the E.L Cord Foundation for making this program possible.
WHEN: Saturday, December 1
TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Recreation Gym
COST: $5 per person, includes one breakfast helping
NOTE: Purchase tickets at the Recreation Office until 11/21. Breakfast will be served until 9:30 a.m.
Details: (775) 353-2376.
This 3rd annual Christmas craft & gift booth fair held in the Rose Ballroom at John Ascuaga's Nugget features free visits with Santa; Christmas cooking, baking and cocktail demonstrations; holiday floral arranging demonstrations; Christmas carolers; gift wrapping; Christmas food & cheer and more! Free Admission & Parking. Friday: noon to 6 p.m. - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details: janugget.com or (775) 356-3300.