On any given day, this is the scene one will find at Horizon View Park Reno, Nevada located in Southeast Reno near Depoali Middle School.
Complete with a set of swings and four separate slides, a rock to climb and a rentable shade shelter/structure. This park has all the goods for regular attendance.
Within walking distance from where my family and I live, this was a great park to visit for a casual occasion. Although it may not have all the features that Damonte Ranch Park has, it is still worth a visit or even regular visits.
The park is in a wide open space surrounding the play area with grass (perfect for flying a kite on one of Reno’s many windy days), benches and a sidewalk walking/running path with structures to exercise on/with. The inside area of the park is the play structure with four slides, a wind catching art element that spins, a man-made climbing rock (my four-year-old scaled it easily and was able to get down on her own, although it could be a possible hazard for anyone of a younger age or lesser ability) and four swings – two of which are built for toddlers (this is a bonus for me as I have a 22 month-old and he still can’t pump his legs yet).
Even though the day was warm, there was a large shaded structure to sit under complete with four tables with bench seats to cool down.
There are no places to barbecue, so if you want to barbecue at a park like this one, you’ll need to bring your own mini barbecue grill or something like the Weber Q Grill.
The play area is padded rubber under foot and even though it was warm, the heat didn’t reflect off the surface too much (most likely because of the dark color of the surface absorbing the heat).
While my kids and I visited the park, seven or eight kids also came up to play as well. From my impression, it appears that this park is well trafficked by residents of the surrounding communities.
Horizon View Park is accessible via the Double Diamond Ranch Walking/Bike Path (a wetland waterway complete vegetation and wildlife) or by vehicle using Wilbur May Parkway (conveniently located off of South Meadows Parkway or Double Diamond Parkway).
In all, this is a great park to walk to and visit when you are seeking to spend an hour or two at a park in the area. It has enough to keep the kids occupied and enough to keep the parents happy and engaged while their kids are at play.
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- Exercise Space 5
- Fun for All Ages 6.5
- Open Space 8
- Outdoor Shade 9
- Possible Hazard 4
- Slides 7
- Swings 7