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Reno Rodeo artifacts and memorabilia on display through July 31 in the park's Western Heritage Interpretive Center.
Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bryan Harrower, Park Ranger
(775) 828-6659

Reno, Nevada. July 11, 2013. The Reno Rodeo is the "Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West" and has a long history in the Truckee Meadows. Bartley Ranch Regional Park has direct ties to the rodeo through former owner and bronc riding champion Gus Bartley, and the park is currently featuring an exhibit of artifacts and memorabilia from the rodeo’s storied past. The Reno Rodeo normal exhibit hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m. daily and admission is free.

This Saturday, July 13, there will also be a special open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The historic Huffaker School and the historic Ranch Preserve will be open for tours, and local historians Jack Hursh and Loren John will provide their expertise and knowledge of the historic Ranch Preserve. Park rangers will conduct tours of the Huffaker School and there will be activities for kids, including scavenger hunts, roping stations and crafts.

What: Reno Rodeo Exhibit daily with special open house event Saturday, July 13

Where: Western Heritage Interpretive Center
Bartley Ranch Regional Park
, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno

When: Through July 31, 2013
Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Saturday, July 13 open house 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: (775) 828-6612

Bartley Regional Park is managed by Washoe County's Department of Regional Parks and Open Space. The Department's mission is to provide exceptional parks and open space and recreational opportunities while preserving our natural, historical and cultural resources. For more information, visit www.washoecountyparks.com.