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Culture & Recreation

Call for Artists: Last Friday

Hello Artists and Makers, City of Sparks Arts and Culture Advisory Committee encourages you to enter your artwork into our Last Friday on Victorian Square events to be held on...

Community Sports

The City of Sparks offers community sports classes, teams, and activities for people of all ages and abilities. Explore these different activities, sign up for a team, register for a class, or look at a schedule here.

Out-of-School Programs

The City of Sparks is one of the leading providers of kids out-of-school programs in the Truckee Meadows. Year after year, evaluations for the youth watch programs cite the staff as one of the key attributes and the service as a lifeline for working parents. Approximately 800 to 1,000 children in preschool through 7th grade are served daily with age appropriate recreational activities designed to promote socialization and peer interaction in a fun, safe environment.

Parks and Facilities

There are so many trails, parks, and beautiful landscapes to explore in and around the City of Sparks. Here you can find information about all of our parks and facilities, in addition to trail guides, and outdoor activities.

Explore Sparks

Learn more about the history of the City of Sparks and the historical attractions for you and the family to explore.

Entertainment & Shopping

There is plenty to keep you and the family busy in Sparks! If you're looking for some family fun or shopping, you can learn more here.


"It’s happening here" is a tagline that Sparks lives up to by offering some of the best special events in the Reno-Tahoe region. From spectacular fireworks displays at Star Spangled Sparks to tantalizing ribs at the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off or classic hot rod cars at Hot August Nights, events are happening all year long in Sparks. The US Open of Watercross kicks off the spring and family-friendly events continue to fill the calendar with the likes of the Sparks Food Truck Drive-In and Pumpkin Palooza, making for great fun throughout the summer.

Activity Guide Photo Cover Contest

Where is your favorite place to recreate in the City of Sparks? Share your best, original photos taken at any Sparks park, recreation facility, special event, sports program, arts/culture activity,...

Artown in Sparks

The City of Sparks is teaming up with Artown to bring more offerings for the month of July. These programs will include events, classes and performances and designed to reach...

About Sparks

Our beautiful and family-oriented city of more than 93,000 residents is located in the Truckee Meadows between the Carson and Virginia Mountain Ranges at an elevation of nearly 4,500 feet,...

Activity Guide

New! Sparks Autumn & Winter 2016-17 Activity Guide (click on cover for flip version)   Online Registration PDF Sections of Autumn/Winter Guide: General Information Community Centers Aquatics/Swimming Arts Kids Out-of-School Programs...

Swim Lessons Program

The City of Sparks child-centered swim program offering superior swim instructor training, was developed by the founder of the nationally acclaimed, award-winning Swim Lessons University. The curriculum offers a progressive learning...

Nell J. Redfield Free Neighborhood Playground Program

A drop-in playground program for children in 1st – 6th grade will be offered during the summer break at Ardmore Park in Sparks. This fun recreation program is free to...

Art Classes

As a commitment to our city, the City of Sparks provides opportunities to learn about and practice for all ages and all abilities. There should be no deterrent to these...

Ski and Snowboard Fitness Training

Make this your best winter sports season ever! Join us for a fun and dynamic exercise program designed specifically to better your snow sport performance while decreasing your risk of injury. This...

Scheels Turkey Trot

Family Fun on Thanksgiving Day!  2017 10K Results!  Overall Results; Results by Age  Before you settle in for a day of Thanksgiving feasting and football, head to the Scheels Turkey Trot...