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Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno

Including Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater and Western Heritage Interpretive Center

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Bartley Ranch Regional Park has restroom facilities, four group picnic areas, individual picnic sites, a horse arena and warm-up arena, 56 acre scenic pasture, and trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The grounds feature a display of historic ranch buildings and equipment. There is no fee to enter the park and there is lots of parking. Note that Bartley Ranch Park does not have a playground and it is not a dog park. Pets must be leashed when visiting the park.

Bartley Ranch Regional Park is a great place if you want to enjoy a walk or picnic, relax in the shade, and learn about local history at the Western Heritage Interpretive Center and old Huffaker Schoolhouse. It's a good place for such things as family get-togethers and picnics. You can also enjoy a variety of concerts and events at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater.

The annual Reno Celtic Celebration is held at Bartley Ranch Regional Park. The celebration features a weekend of activities and events that originated in the Celtic areas of Scotland and Ireland - highland games, spirited music, and energetic forms of dance.

Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch

The Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater is one of the best outdoor show venues in the Reno area. It is the site of numerous concerts and other activities throughout the year, including presentations by Reno's Artown during July. The facility is built into a hillside and accommodates 403 people seated and about 600 on a grassy slope behind the fixed seats. An excellent stage, lighting, and sound system make attending an event here a real treat. For more information or to reserve the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, call Bartley Ranch Regional Park at (775) 828-6612.

Western Heritage Interpretive Center at Bartley Ranch

The Western Heritage Interpretive Center hosts various exhibits throughout the year and is available for parties, ceremonies and meetings. The space can be configured for use by up to 150 people. For more information or to reserve Western Heritage Interpretive Center, call (775) 823-6501.

Historic Huffaker School at Bartley Ranch

The Huffaker Schoolhouse was built in 1867 on land donated by Granville Huffaker, one of our area's original settlers. The school's appearance, with a red roof and painted white, is as it was in the early 1900s. It was moved to its location in Bartley Ranch Regional Park in 1992. The Huffaker Schoolhouse has modern amenities (A/C, lighting, heating, restroom) is available for weddings, meetings, and performances. For information, call the Parks Administration office at (775) 823-6501.

Historic Huffaker School at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Reno, Nevada, NV
Historic Huffaker School at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

Visiting Bartley Ranch Regional Park

Bartley Ranch Regional Park is at 6000 Bartley Ranch Road. It's about a mile south of S. McCarran Boulevard on Lakeside Drive, then a left turn into the park. There are signs and you will see the covered bridge you drive over to enter Bartley Ranch Park. After crossing the bridge, the Huffaker Schoolhouse and a parking area are immediately to the right. Continuing on the main road will take you to additional parking, the Western Heritage Interpretive Center, Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, and other features in the park. The park ranger office phone number is (775) 828-6612.

Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Reno, Nevada, NV
The Old West at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

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