Welcome to the Foundation for Carson City
Parks & Recreation (FCCPR) Home Page

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Wungnema House

Community Service Awards and the Memorial Wall


Past events


Board Matters, Minutes, etc.

How to contact the Foundation

Foundation Projects:

Ladies Gun Club

Disc Golf Course

Headstone Project

Tennis Club Project

Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation

External Links

The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation was created to support the Carson City Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Department. Click on the following link access the Department's website:

Carson City Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Dept.

Carson City Arts & Cultural Coalition

Carson City Historical Society


Our contact information:
PO Box 3266
Carson City, NV 89702-3266 CarsonCityParks.org QR code

Board of Supervisors Votes to Renew Wungnema House Lease
at Dec. 15, 2016, Meeting

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The Carson City Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to renew the Foundation's lease at its Dec. 15, 2016, meeting. The lease, which went into effect on Jan. 1, is nearly identical to the previous lease, except that it allows for automatic renewal at the end of each calendar year and contains some other minor changes.

Foundation Schedules two Wungnema Open Houses:
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, &
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

Photograph of Wungnema family pictures on the fireplace mantle

The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR) is holding its first two Open Houses of the new year at the Wungnema House in Mills Park Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, and Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 (Presidents' Day Weekend), from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The building is accessible by the Park entrance on Saliman Road, opposite the high school. Admission to the open house is free. This will be an opportunity to learn about this historic building, about Indian history and culture, and about the Foundation. Other Open Houses are being planned for later in the year.

The Foundation maintains the historic Wungnema House under a lease from the city. The historic 1000 square-foot Wungnema House was built in 1948 on what was then the outskirts of Carson City. Burton Wungnema, with the help of his father Earnest Wungnema and then pregnant wife Pearl, used the stone from his father's fourteen quarries in Brunswick Canyon to build this home for his family. This home is representative of the wonderful mason work done in the churches and homes built by Burton and his father around Lake Tahoe from 1925 to 1955 and elements reflect the Wungnemas' Hopi heritage. The family's Hopi pride is reflected in certain features of the building, including the downstairs fireplace with its Hopi Water Clan symbolism, which incorporates three semicircular stones (representing clouds) with rain falling below and two lightning bolts above.

Founded in 2015, the Foundation is a non-profit member-driven 501(c)(3) organization created for charitable and educational purposes related to parks and recreation in Carson City. It is dedicated to bringing together members of the Carson City community to encourage and enable public support for the continuing enhancement of Carson City's parks and recreational facilities.

The Foundation provides 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's fiduciary objectives to help manage and protect monies raised by members for their projects. Currently the Foundation is providing assistance to projects for the restoration of missing headstones in Lone Mountain Cemetery, for improvements at the ladies' gun range, for development of a disc golf course on Flint Dr., and for maintenance and improvements to tennis courts in city parks.

The Foundation welcomes new members and is interested in individuals who can assist with fundraising, newsletter, publicity, special events, recruitment, and park clean up. Annual membership is $25.00. For further information, call David Bugli at 775-883-4154 or visit the website http://CarsonCityParks.org.

Pictured: photo: Fireplace mantle at Wungnema House, with photos of the Wungnema family.

FCCPR Welcome to our site. The Foundation is an umbrella organization created for charitable and educational purposes related to Carson City Parks and Recreation. We assist the Carson City (Nevada) Parks & Recreation Dept. with projects for improvements to the City's parks. Currently we are providing financial guidance and assistance to several non-501(c)(3) organizations that are raising funds to make improvements:

  • Ladies Gun Club - Raising funds to make gate and restroom improvements at the gun range near Flint St.
  • Disc Golf Group - This group is raising funds to create three 9-hole disc golf (frisbee golf) courses in the Flint St. area.
  • Headstone Project - This group is raising funds to erect headstones on graves in Lone Mountain Cemetery over graves that are missing headstones.
  • Tennis Club Project - This group is raising funds to maintain tennis facilities in Carson City Parks, particularly Centennial Park.

We are looking for other projects where we can be of assistance. If interested, contact David Bugli (Dcbugli@aol.com).

This website is in development. The links should be working in a few days. We are also setting up a Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/CCParksFoundation.

Click here to see our Articles of Incorporation.

Click here to see our Bylaws.

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This page last updated 1/11/2017