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Lazy 5 Regional Park in Sparks

Located in the Spanish Springs area of Sparks, Nevada

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About Lazy 5 Regional Park

Like other places around the Truckee Meadows, Lazy 5 Regional Park was named after a ranch that formerly occupied the area. This park offers multiple opportunities for a wide variety of recreational activities. The grounds have green grass and lots of trees, making for a nice break from the surrounding desert landscape. Lazy 5 Regional Park is administered by Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space. There are no entrance or parking fees. For more information, call the park ranger at (775) 424-1866.

The Spanish Springs branch of the Washoe County Library is right next to Lazy 5 Regional Park and reached from the same entrance.

Things To Do at Lazy 5 Regional Park

Here are some of the things to see, do, and enjoy at the park...

  • Picnicking
  • Barbecue areas
  • Athletic field
  • Soccer fields
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Rentable buildings and picnic areas, some with kitchens
  • Multi-purpose fields
  • Playgrounds
  • Volleyball courts
  • Skateboard park
  • Recreation programs
  • Water play park

Lazy 5 Regional Park, Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada, NV
Playground and picnic areas at Lazy 5 Regional Park. Photo © Stan White

Melio Gaspari Water Play Park at Lazy 5 Regional Park

Closed for the 2020 season. Melio Gaspari Water Play Park is one of only a few similar facilities found in all Reno and Sparks area parks. With numerous water features spraying, splashing, and dumping, it's a wonderful place to take the kids (or grandkids) for cool fun on a hot day. There are grassy spots to spread a blanket and shaded picnic tables. Entry is only $3, free for seniors 62 and over and children 2 and under. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day during the summer season (early June to early August).


Melio Gaspari Water Play Park at Lazy 5 Regional Park in Sparks (Spanish Springs), Nevada. Photo © Stan White

The Hive

The Hive is a 5,000 sq. ft. dome building, originally designed to store sand and salt for roads. It has been repurposed to serve as a public recreation facility. The Hive features a full basketball court and is striped for two pickleball courts. It is currently open to the public during open gym hours. The Hive is available to rent for private parties, sporting events, concerts or shows, educational facility, and/or other special events.

Location of Lazy 5 Regional Park

Lazy 5 Regional Park is at 7100 Pyramid Way (sometimes referred to as the Pyramid Highway) in the Spanish Springs neighborhood of Sparks, Nevada. Pyramid Way (Nevada 445) begins at Victorian Square (next to I80) in Sparks. Travel north about 10 miles to the park, staying on Pyramid Way all the way. It's a little further, but you can avoid some of the congested traffic by taking Sparks Boulevard to its intersection with Pyramid Way, the go right a short distance to the park. As you approach the turnoff, you will see the big pyramid-shaped building housing the Spanish Springs Library.

Lazy 5 Summer Music Series

Shows are back for 2021. They are on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. This series of free concerts includes a food truck and mobile pub available during each show. Bring blankets and low-back chairs to get comfortable on the lawn. You can bring food and snacks in small coolers. NO pets, glass containers or smoking. Numerous community sponsors make the series possible.

  • June 23: The Snakeboy Johnson Band (Texas Rockin' Blues)
  • June 30: Só Sol (Folk/Brazilian/Americana)
  • July 7: Nevada 445 (Boot Stompin' Country)
  • July 14: Nick Eng (Britpop & Beatles-esque Indie Pop Rock)
  • July 21: Margret's Funk Band (70's - Current R&B/Soul Covers)
  • July 28: Arizona Jones (Classic and Modern Rock/R&B Covers)
  • Aug. 4: The Bayberry Cast (Jazz/Latin/Funk)
  • Aug. 11: Buddy Emmer Blues Band (Rockin' Blues)
  • Aug. 18: Hot Rod Rebellion (Rockabilly/Vintage Rock'n'Roll)
  • Aug. 25: Escalade (Variety/R&B/Motown Dance Covers)

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