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Golden Eagle Regional Park in Sparks reopening

Golden Eagle Regional Park in Sparks to reopen

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jim Rundle, 775-353-7827 or 775-750-1691

Sparks, NV –  Golden Eagle Regional Park is reopening today as the dangers of the Earthstone Fire have currently moved beyond proximity of the park.  Bureau of Land Management (BLM) access will still be prohibited through Golden Eagle Regional Park.  The access points to BLM lands will be barricaded resulting in the Interpretive Trail access being restricted.  Regularly scheduled activities at Golden Eagle Regional Park are resuming this afternoon. 

The Earthstone Fire has burned approximately 25,000 acres as of Wednesday morning after igniting around 1:45PM the afternoon of the 3rd of July.  Sparks Fire was initially dispatched to an area near the intersection of Belmar Drive and Earthstone Drive.  The fire then spread northeast toward Golden Eagle Regional Park, and now has moved southeast toward Interstate-80. 

With the decrease in the Air Quality of the region in association with local wildland fires, Sparks is reminding citizens to utilize the air quality index when conducting outdoor activities. 

 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

0 – 100 All activities are good to be outside.

101 – 150 Ok to be outside for activities 1 hour or less, take more breaks and less intense activities.

151+ All activities mandatory cancellation.

 

If your child plans to participate in an outdoor activity/sports program and you don’t feel the air is safe for your child let your coach or leader know and they will be excused from the activity/sport. For evening programs the Sparks Parks and Recreation department will try to make a decision by 4:00 p.m. whether or not the activity/program is cancelled but in many cases the AQI can change drastically within an hour.  In those cases when the AQI has moved into the unhealthy range after 4:00 p.m. the activity/program may be cancelled on site.