A high sierra environment, Washoe County benefits from a variety of flora including pine trees
A high sierra environment, Washoe County benefits from a variety of flora including pine trees

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Washoe County Aquatics 

Bowers PoolGaspari Water Play ParkNorth Valleys Water Splash Park
Bowers Mansion Pool (left), The Melio Gaspari Water Play Park (middle), the brand new North Valleys Water Splash Park (right)

 

Bowers Mansion Pool
*Closed for the 2014 Season*

Located next to the historic Bowers Mansion at Bowers Mansion Regional Park, the County's "Z" shaped, 44 meter, outdoor pool is heated by a natural hot spring and is kept between 78 and 83 degrees. Amenities include: easy entry ladders, 1 meter spring board, and a hydraulic lift. A wading pool is also available for children ages 6 and under.

Public Recreation Swim is offered every day (weather permitting) from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. A lap swim lane is always open for our valued lap swimming patrons!

Daily Admission Fees:
Infants (2 & under) - Free
Youth (ages 3-17) - $4, '10 Punch Pass' available for $30
Adults (ages 18+) - $5, '10 Punch Pass' available for $40
Seniors (ages 62+) - $4, '10 Punch Pass' available for $30

Bowers Mansion Pool is also available for evening rentals! Rates are $140 for 2 hours including lifeguards. To reserve the pool, call (775) 785-4512 x 106, or after June 7th call the pool at (775) 849-0644.

*Please Note*: All children ages 6 and under MUST be accompanied by a participating adult. Children 14 and under need to have a parent or guardian on the pool deck. No refunds due to inclement weather. Swimsuits mandatory. No diapers allowed. Swim diapers are available for purchase and must be worn with a bathing suit. Food and drink (with the exception of water) are not allowed on the pool deck. However, you are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the many first-come/first-served picnic tables throughout the park. There are no concessions available except for a vending machine with bottle water. 

Please view the complete list of rules for Bowers Mansion Pool here.

Swim Lessons:
Sessions are filling up fast! Please call the pool directly for remaining availability at (775) 849-0644.

Cost: $40/session per child
Lesson Days: Monday-Thursday
2 weeks per session for a total of 8 lessons.
Make-up lessons on Fridays if needed.

2014 Session Dates                      
Session #1 June 16-June 26
Session #2 July 7-July 17          
Session #3 July 28-August 7      



Program and Times
Learn-to-Swim (ages 6-12), 9:45am-10:30am and 10:45am-11:30am
Tiny Tots (ages 3-5), 10:00am-10:30am and 11:00am-11:30am

Swim lesson registration began May 1st, 2014. Space is limited and registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please register for as many sessions as you wish. Pick up a form at Bowers Pool and pay with a check or money order made out to Washoe County. Private lessons are also offered during the season, depending on Lifeguard availability. Call Bowers Pool at (775) 849-0644 to inquire.

**BOWERS POOL IS HIRING LIFEGUARDS! CLICK THIS LINK TO APPLY!**
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Melio Gaspari Water Play Park
*Closed for the 2014 Season*

Located at Lazy 5 Regional Park on 7100 Pyramid Way, Spanish Spring (next to the library), the Melio Gaspari Water Play Park offers a variety of fun water features to keep your child cool and entertained.

Open weekends from 10am-5pm starting Memorial Day weekend and 10am-5pm Wednesday thru Sunday, starting June 18th. August 9th thru September 1st, Weekends ONLY.

Daily Admission: $3 per person, per day. Ages 2 & under and seniors (62+) are free. 
'5 Punch Pass' available for $13.50, and '10 Punch Pass' available for $24. 

Party Pavilions are available for $65 for 2 and a half hours, plus $3 per person. Pavilion rental times are 11:30am-2:00pm or 2:30pm-5:00pm. Please contact Park Reservations at (775) 823-6501 with questions or to make a reservation.

Concessions such as bottled waters, soda, and prepackaged snacks are available for purchase.

PLEASE VIEW OUR COMPLETE LIST OF SAFETY GUIDELINES.
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NEW in 2014 - North Valleys Water Splash Park
*Closed for the 2014 Season*

Located at North Valleys Regional Park, 8085 Silver Lake Road in Stead, this local aviation themed water splash park includes a Rare Bear model resembling the restored F8F 1940s military aircraft that's a fan favorite at the Reno Air Races. This unique water splash park features more than 20 different water features and over 60 spray heads! 

May 18th thru June 15th, Weekends ONLY
June 16th thru August 8th, Open DAILY
August 9th thru September 1st, Weekends ONLY

Hours of operation: 10am-5pm all season

Daily Admission: $3 per person, per day. Ages 2 & under and seniors (62+) are free. 
'5-Visit Punch Pass' available for $13.50, and '10-Visit Punch Pass' available for $24. 

Party Pavilions are available for $65 for 2 and a half hours, plus $3 per person. Pavilion rental times are 11:30am-2:00pm or 2:30pm-5:00pm. Please contact Park Reservations at (775) 823-6501 with questions or to make a reservation.

Concessions such as bottled waters, soda, and prepackaged snacks are available for purchase. Restroom facilities including family restroom on site.

PLEASE VIEW OUR COMPLETE LIST OF SAFETY GUIDELINES.
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