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Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, Reno

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Rancho San Rafael Regional Park is one of the largest and most diverse urban parks in Northern Nevada. Comprised of hundreds of acres crossing McCarran Blvd. the park hosts miles of walking and biking trails, Herman's Pond (an urban fishery), the Wilbur D May Museum and Arboretum, the historic Main House, a disc golf course, extensive wetlands, downhill mountain biking trails, 3 playgrounds, 5 reservable picnic pavilions, ponds and creeks, individual bbq and picnic sites, a developed nature trail, a working pasture, an off leash area, and access to Nevada's wild open spaces throughout Peavine Mountain.
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  • We came to the park to see the hot air balloon race. While it's not the same as the baloon festival in Albqureque, it was nice. Several balloons. Beautiful to see the glow show and dawn patrol... 
    We came to the park to see the hot air balloon race. While it's not the same as the baloon festival in Albqureque, it was nice. Several balloons. Beautiful to see the glow show and dawn patrol...  more »
  • We came to walk through the arboretum and had a nice early spring day to enjoy the many paths, but clearly they are just opening for the season. The surprise was the May Museum. Wonderful permanent... 
    We came to walk through the arboretum and had a nice early spring day to enjoy the many paths, but clearly they are just opening for the season. The surprise was the May Museum. Wonderful permanent...  more »
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  • I absolutely love this park. It's more than just a park. It's a nature preserve as well as a place one can find serenity as well as some much needed spiritual uplifting. (Who doesn't need that in today's culture) As a nature and animal lover, I appreciate these special places. Our regional parks as well as our national parks, need to continue to be protected. Thank you former president Roosevelt and John Muir as well as countless other for our national parks. My favorite place in the world is Yosemite National Park.
  • Came here for the N and the Basque Monument. Let me save you a Google search: the N is for the University of Nevada-Reno, which is nearby. We thought we could get a pretty good picture of the N with the city below - but the pitch of the hill doesn't really let you do that unless you go much further up. My rec: stay below the N because you'll enjoy it more. The Basque Monument is cool - Reno was home to many Basque shepherds and it's a fitting monument for their achievements.

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