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Rangers to hold ‘If Parks Could Talk’ series
by Tribune Staff
May 22, 2012 | 391 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print


RENO — Oh, the stories Galena Creek Regional Park could tell. Galena Creek is no stranger to local history having witnessed the Comstock Lode’s unprecedented demand on natural resources, the early days of recreation in the Sierra, severe mountain floods and the birth and development of one of the county’s most popular parks.

Join Washoe County Park Ranger John Keesee for an evening of stories from Galena Creek Regional Park at 7 p.m. on May 31. Keesee will lead a short walk around parts of the park discussing the history of the area as well as the story behind the park and some of its facilities.

This is a free program. All ages are welcome. Bring sturdy shoes, water and an extra layer of clothing for the cooler evenings.

Washoe County’s Department of Regional Parks and Open Space will offer free “If Parks Could Talk” programs at 7 p.m. every other Thursday evening between May 31 and Aug. 23. Details of future programs will be announced soon.

Galena Creek Regional Park is located at 18350 Mt. Rose Highway in Reno. Use the park’s south entrance (second entrance if coming up Mt. Rose Hwy)

For more information, call 823-6500 or visit www.washoecountyparks.com.
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