Rancho San Rafael Park

What's With All The Construction At Rancho San Rafael?

Mar 13, 2017

Rancho San Rafael Regional Park has a massive $1.2 million irrigation project that has turned a good portion of the park into a construction zone. Reno Youth Radio’s Veronica Garcia paid a visit to find out what is going on.

If you walk around Rancho San Rafael right now, there are pink stakes stuck in the mud, tractors, and lines drawn all over the grass.

“People are asking, 'What are these stakes for, what are these cones for?'”

Rancho San Rafael Going Back To The Dogs

Mar 17, 2016
Alexa Ard

A county park is going to the dogs again. That was the announcement given this week by Washoe County Manager John Slaughter. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno has the story.

Dogs will once again be able go off leash at Rancho San Rafael park in northwest Reno.

The pasture was closed to dogs last summer because of the drought, which forced officials to shut down the water source for the area.

Alexa Ard

Nearly 100 colorful balloons filled the sky this past weekend at the Great Reno Balloon Race. Even Yoda, Darth Vader and Smokey the Bear made appearances at the event, which attracts more than 100,000 spectators each year. Reno Public Radio’s Alexa Ard was there and has this profile of Pilot Tony Rivara.