In 2008, one of the last remaining areas of significant open space available in Sparks came one step closer to being a community landmark with the Bureau of Land Management’s approval of the City’s Recreation and Public Purposes Act application. To secure the 250-acre parcel located east of Pyramid Way and south of Disc Drive, fencing was installed to prohibit vehicular access and illegal dumping.
In April 2011 the Sparks City Council approved an agreement between the City and the State of Nevada, Division of State Parks to continue the development of the park site with grant funding earmarked to include rehabilitation of trails, additional construction of fencing, and creating shade seating at two hilltop viewpoints. Plans also include installation of maps at trailheads, and parking.
The design for Wedekind Regional Park also calls for the development of a small neighborhood park to the west. Current and future generations will enjoy having a beautiful piece of open space in the center of their City.