Dec.16 Meeting – Hidden Valley Regional Park Master Plan

December 14, 2021
Hidden Valley Regional Park

The Parks and Recreation Department Wants Your Input

For the past several months Washoe County Parks and Recreation Department has been working on a long-overdue update of the Hidden Valley Regional Park Master Plan. Past master planning updates (one in 1990 and one in mid 2000s) are outdated.  A recent Zoom meeting with Parks personnel and those who use or have an interest in the Park, solicited ideas for amenities that could possibly be incorporated into the existing 480 acres, of which only 65 acres are developed.

The Washoe County Parks and Recreation Department is now ready to present the ideas to the public, as presented in the invitation outlined below

 


Hello Hidden Valley Community,

This message is to invite you to an upcoming community workshop, to help inform the master plan development process.

Community Meeting Details:

Thursday, December 16th, from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm (presentation at 5:30pm)

at Rosewood Lakes Nature Study Area (6800 Pembroke Drive, Reno, NV).

The meeting will take place in person on. Please wear masks upon entering the building. This will be an open-house style meeting, so come anytime in this window to learn more and provide input. There will be a brief presentation about the master plan effort at 5:30 pm. Please review the attached flyer for more information.  Additionally, it would be wonderful if you would help spread the word about this workshop to anyone in your communities or networks who may wish to attend.

Click Here to Open the Flyer

 

Master Plan Background and Timeline:

Washoe County, in collaboration with Stantec, is currently working on an update to the Hidden Valley Regional Park Master Plan.  The last comprehensive plan for this park was developed in 1990, so it’s definitely due for an update!

Initial background research, site visits and stakeholder meetings were conducted between August and October, and the online public survey closed in mid-November. Based on input from these stakeholder meetings and the survey, our consultants with Stantec have been preparing some preliminary conceptual designs for review at the first public workshop, to be held on December 16th from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm at the Rosewood Lakes Nature Study Area (6800 Pembroke Drive).

Following the public meeting, Stantec and Washoe County staff will analyze public input data and comments to refine the conceptual designs. A second public meeting will be held sometime in January or February to give the public an opportunity to review and comment on the revised concepts.

After the second public meeting, the concepts will again be refined to develop the master plan. The plan will ultimately need to be reviewed and approved by the Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space Commission and the Board of County Commissioners. We are aiming to present the plan to these boards in February or March for adoption.

Updates will continue to be provided on Washoe County’s Hidden Valley Regional Park webpage, so please check in from time to time for information.

If you have questions or would like more information, please reach out to Sophia Kirschenman, Park Planner at 775-328-3623 or skirschenman@washoecounty.gov. Thank you!

 

Sophia Kirschenman
Park Planner | Community Services Department
775.328.3623 | 1001 E. 9th Street, Reno, NV 89512