Closed Reno golf course could become new park

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 4/17/2014 9:36 am

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Residents of a northwest Reno neighborhood are launching an ambitious effort to turn an abandoned golf course into a park.

Once known as the "St. Andrews of the Sierra," the links-style Northgate Golf Club has sat vacant since it closed in 2009.

Homeowner Linda James is among those who want to convert the old cart paths into hiking and biking trails and turn the old clubhouse into a community gathering place.

She tells the Reno Gazette-Journal ( ) she's excited because the city recently announced it secured help from the National Park Service and the American Society of Landscape Architects to help residents craft a plan to design and operate the 200-acre site as Sierra Vista Park.

City Parks Director Julee Conway estimates the outside expertise is worth $100,000 to $150,000.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.