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Culture & Recreation

Bikeshare Program

The cities of Sparks and Reno, Washoe County, University of Nevada and the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony are piloting a regional bikeshare program with Lime (formerly known as  LimeBike). The pilot...

City of Sparks Tree Lighting Information

Tis the season! Please see that there are many trees that are going to be lit for the season, here are just a few: Marnell Holiday Tree Lighting Friday 11/23,...

Last Friday on Victorian Square

Last Friday on Victorian Square is a monthly event with free activities for families City of Sparks partners with Sparks Museum and Cultural Center to bring people downtown to experience...

Senior Services

Together, We See Sparks RFP

RFP FINAL updated Feb 2019 v2.2 TOGETHER, we see Sparks Project (funded by the National Endowment for the Arts)  DEADLINE: March 15, 2019 Recommended attendance (at one): Artist Community Engagement Workshop...

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. 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 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...

Art Classes

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

Scheels Turkey Trot

Family Fun on Thanksgiving Day!  2018 10K Race Results Overall Results Results by Age Division ### Before you settle in for a day of Thanksgiving feasting and football, head to...