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Culture & Recreation

Call to Artists

This page hosts the variety of calls for Public Art and programming for the Arts and Culture division of the Parks and Recreation Department. Temporary Art Project for Victorian Square:...

Mural Way Finding Mural Project/Downtown Sparks Parking Garage

BACKGROUND In 2015, the City of Sparks began one of the largest redevelopment projects in its history in downtown Victorian Square.  Planned for completion by 2022, a six-square-block area of...

Pet Memorial Project Poem

Thanks to all who voted. The public was invited to present original poems written for installation of a public art project at the Sparks Marina Park. The poem chosen by...

Senior Services

Spark the Imagination

This workshop is designed for kids ages 6-12 with a presentation and then hands on related activity. Classes with professional artists include music, theater, dance, improv, presentation, poetry, etc. 4th...

The Depot Gallery

The City of Sparks newest art gallery with its partner Sierra Arts is in the heart of Victorian Square—The Depot Gallery, 831 Victorian Ave, next to the train display. This...

About Sparks

Visit Sparks, Nevada and learn about our beautiful and family-oriented city of more than 98,000 residents. We’re located in the Truckee Meadows between the Carson and Virginia Mountain Ranges at...

Community Sports

The City of Sparks offers community sports classes, teams, and activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Youth Watch 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.

Events

"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 excited to join forces with Artown to bring more cultural experience to our neck of the woods. All free art events are sponsored by the...

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...

Scheels Turkey Trot

Family Fun on Thanksgiving Day!   2019 Race Results! Overall Results Results by Age ### Before you settle in for a day of Thanksgiving feasting and football, head to the...