Open House and Dog Parks Discussion
at the Historic Wungnema House
Sunday, September 24, 2017
The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR), is hosting an Open House at
the Wungnema House located in Mills Park, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday,
September 24, 2017. Besides being a chance to learn about this historic building,
this will also be an opportunity to discuss and review possible improvements to dog
park areas in Fuji Park and Sonoma Park with FCCPR officers. Carson City Parks, Recreation,
and Open Space (Parks Dept.) staff have prepared a list, with preliminary cost estimates,
for improvements to dog areas at Fuji and Sonoma Parks. Possible improvements include
benches, sod areas, doggie drinking fountains, and canopy trees. FCCPR is exploring ways
to assist the Parks Dept. with funding some of these improvements.
Please note that dogs, aside from registered service animals, are not allowed in Wungnema
House or Mills Park.
FCCPR maintains the Wungnema House under a lease agreement with the city. The house was
built in 1948 by a family of Hopi stonemasons, the Wungnemas, and served as their home
until the early 1970s. Notable, in addition to the house's exterior masonry, is the
inclusion of the family's clan symbol in the rock fireplace. The Wungnema's distinctive
masonry survives in many homes and other structures in Carson City, but is also found in
homes, churches, ranches, and other structures at Lake Tahoe, Washoe Valley, and Reno. Access
to the house is from the Seely Loop, the east entrance for Mills Park, off North Saliman
Road in Carson City, Nevada.
FCCPR is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of FCCPR is to
provide an umbrella under which various organizations and citizens can come together to
explore innovative ways to promote and facilitate their activities. It assists organizations
with similar goals to promote and meet Foundation objectives by acting in a fiduciary
capacity to help manage and protect monies raised by members for their various stated projects.
FCCPR welcomes new members and is interested in individuals who can assist with fundraising,
newsletter, publicity, special events, recruitment, and park clean up. Basic annual
membership is $25.00, and higher categories of membership are encouraged. For further
information, call David Bugli at 775-883-4154 or visit the website http://CarsonCityParks.org.
Photo: Dogs and owners enjoying a spell at the dog park in Fuji Park. Photo
credit: Vern Krahn.