City Of Sparks

Special Events

Jun 13 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Starting and ending at the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF) office in Idlewild Park (50 Cowan Drive), registered teams ($50 a team - 5 people per team, extra team members are $10/person) will be handed a long list of clues at 8 am and be sent on their way to explore their parks and accrue as many points as possible. Clues will vary from "easy" to "extremely difficult" which may require some research. Each clue will have a different point value and extra points will be given for certain clues. In order to gain points for a clue, a team must find the item/place and take a picture with every team member in the photo (minus the photographer, unless they prefer selfies!). The team must then tag the photo appropriately (#clue number, #quailquest, #teamname) and post it to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or email it to TMPF. Photos can also be submitted through a digital camera memory card at the end of the day. There will be meet-ups throughout the day at various parks as well! The TMPF team will be at the office monitoring tweets and posts, maintaining a live track of all the scores. Teams will also keep a written log to serve as a backup scorecard.

 

The Hunt ends at 5pm when teams will return to the TMPF office. The picnic will begin followed shortly by the award ceremony! There will be food trucks, beverages (free beer!), and live bands at the picnic. The team with the most points will win the grand prize, with second and third place prizes as well. Smaller prizes will be awarded for fun categories such as best team costumes and best team name. 

 

Example clue: 

This building was a gift from our neighboring state in 1927 to commerate the completion of the Transcontinental highway.

 

Download the flyer here.

 

For any questions please contact:

Jackie Meyer

jackie@tmparksfoundation.org

775-276-5816

Location: 
Various
Sep 26 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:30pm

A bi-monthly Saturday night event! A unique dinner and movie experience in Victorian Square! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month for Sparks' food truck rally. Eat at your favorite local food trucks, grab a popcorn, and stay for a movie at the Saint Mary's Amphitheatre in Victorian Square .

June 13: Big Hero 6

June 27: Hook

July 11: Enchanted

July 25: The Never Ending Story

Aug 15: The Lego Movie

Aug 29: Back to The Future

Sept 12: Hotel Transylvania 

Sept 26: Ghostbusters

twitter.com/TruckDriveInNV and www.facebook.com/foodtruckdrivein

Location: 
Victorian Square
Sep 12 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:30pm

A bi-monthly Saturday night event! A unique dinner and movie experience in Victorian Square! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month for Sparks' food truck rally. Eat at your favorite local food trucks, grab a popcorn, and stay for a movie at the Saint Mary's Amphitheatre in Victorian Square .

June 13: Big Hero 6

June 27: Hook

July 11: Enchanted

July 25: The Never Ending Story

Aug 15: The Lego Movie

Aug 29: Back to The Future

Sept 12: Hotel Transylvania 

Sept 26: Ghostbusters

twitter.com/TruckDriveInNV and www.facebook.com/foodtruckdrivein

Location: 
Victorian Square
Aug 29 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:30pm

A bi-monthly Saturday night event! A unique dinner and movie experience in Victorian Square! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month for Sparks' food truck rally. Eat at your favorite local food trucks, grab a popcorn, and stay for a movie at the Saint Mary's Amphitheatre in Victorian Square .

June 13: Big Hero 6

June 27: Hook

July 11: Enchanted

July 25: The Never Ending Story

Aug 15: The Lego Movie

Aug 29: Back to The Future

Sept 12: Hotel Transylvania 

Sept 26: Ghostbusters

twitter.com/TruckDriveInNV and www.facebook.com/foodtruckdrivein

Location: 
Victorian Square
Aug 15 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:30pm

A bi-monthly Saturday night event! A unique dinner and movie experience in Victorian Square! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month for Sparks' food truck rally. Eat at your favorite local food trucks, grab a popcorn, and stay for a movie at the Saint Mary's Amphitheatre in Victorian Square .

June 13: Big Hero 6

June 27: Hook

July 11: Enchanted

July 25: The Never Ending Story

Aug 15: The Lego Movie

Aug 29: Back to The Future

Sept 12: Hotel Transylvania 

Sept 26: Ghostbusters

twitter.com/TruckDriveInNV and www.facebook.com/foodtruckdrivein

Location: 
Victorian Square
May 16 2015

Children, families, teachers, cities, and towns across the country are gearing up for this year’s Kids to Parks Day, a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust in cooperation with a host of collaborators. This year’s Kids to Parks Day will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015, a week before the official start of summer. National Park Trust estimates more than 500,000 people will take part in what is rapidly becoming America’s national day of play.

The Kids to Parks Day campaign inspires kids and families to get outdoors and visit parks in order to:

·         Encourage children to lead a more active lifestyle 

·         Broaden children’s appreciation for nature and the outdoors

·         Introduce a new generation to our nation's parks by exploring their own neighborhood parks

There are nearly 60 parks to explore in the City of Sparks alone. Close to 30 of these sites are nestled in neighborhoods, giving residents the opportunity to walk or bike to a nearby park. These parks provide playgrounds, basketball courts, pathways, picnic tables with shelters, and open turf areas for children and adults to play, gather, and socialize. There are also two sprawling parks located outside of local neighborhoods – Wedekind Regional Park with 274 acres of open space and six miles of trails, and Golden Eagle Regional Park with a state-of-the-art sports complex spanning 140 acres. Click here to view a complete list of City of Sparks parks.

Families can pledge to participate in Kids to Parks Day by heading to the national website kidstoparks.org. When you register you'll be entered to win a Nikon COOLPIX L830 camera!

The City of Sparks would also love to hear from you on which park(s) you choose to visit that day. We’ll be posting residents’ park visits online at cityofsparks.us. Please send us an email and/or photo at recinfo@cityofsparks.us

We urge you to make time on May 16 to take the children in your lives to a park for Kids to Parks Day!

Location: 
Various Parks
Jul 25 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:30pm

A bi-monthly Saturday night event! A unique dinner and movie experience in Victorian Square! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month for Sparks' food truck rally. Eat at your favorite local food trucks, grab a popcorn, and stay for a movie at the Saint Mary's Amphitheatre in Victorian Square .

June 13: Big Hero 6

June 27: Hook

July 11: Enchanted

July 25: The Never Ending Story

Aug 15: The Lego Movie

Aug 29: Back to The Future

Sept 12: Hotel Transylvania 

Sept 26: Ghostbusters

twitter.com/TruckDriveInNV and www.facebook.com/foodtruckdrivein

Location: 
Victorian Square
Jul 11 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:30pm

A bi-monthly Saturday night event! A unique dinner and movie experience in Victorian Square! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month for Sparks' food truck rally. Eat at your favorite local food trucks, grab a popcorn, and stay for a movie at the Saint Mary's Amphitheatre in Victorian Square .

June 13: Big Hero 6

June 27: Hook

July 11: Enchanted

July 25: The Never Ending Story

Aug 15: The Lego Movie

Aug 29: Back to The Future

Sept 12: Hotel Transylvania 

Sept 26: Ghostbusters

twitter.com/TruckDriveInNV and www.facebook.com/foodtruckdrivein

Location: 
Victorian Square
Jun 27 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:30pm

A bi-monthly Saturday night event! A unique dinner and movie experience in Victorian Square! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month for Sparks' food truck rally. Eat at your favorite local food trucks, grab a popcorn, and stay for a movie at the Saint Mary's Amphitheatre in Victorian Square .

June 13: Big Hero 6

June 27: Hook

July 11: Enchanted

July 25: The Never Ending Story

Aug 15: The Lego Movie

Aug 29: Back to The Future

Sept 12: Hotel Transylvania 

Sept 26: Ghostbusters

twitter.com/TruckDriveInNV and www.facebook.com/foodtruckdrivein

Location: 
Victorian Square
Aug 20 2015 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm

A modern approach on the classical street-faire, 39 North Marketplace unites local artisans and farmers alike. We showcase the best in arts and crafts & highlight produce and specialty food from the Truckee Meadows.

Location: 
Victorian Square

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