Community Service Awards
and the Memorial Wall
Board Matters, Minutes, etc.
How to contact the Foundation
Ladies Gun Club
Disc Golf Course
Tennis Club Project
Foundation for Carson City Parks &
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:
City Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Dept.
Carson City Arts &
Carson City Historical Society
Our contact information:
PO Box 3266
Carson City, NV 89702-3266
Community Award Ceremonies
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
The Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation presented Community Service Awards
for year 2016 recipients in a brief ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. at
the monument at the entrance to the Marv Teixeira Pavilion in Mills Park. The public was
invited to attend this free, outdoor event.
David Bugli (President of FCCPR, on the left) and Anne Bollinger (from Parks, Recreation, and Open
Space Dept., on the right) are shown presenting the awards. They were presented in the following categories:
- Volunteer of the Years - Donna Curtis has been active as a member of the Carson
City Parks & Recreation Commission since her appointment in 2003, and she served three
terms as its Chair. As a commissioner, she was intimately involved in projects and
issues including the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the Fuji Park Dog Park, supporting
the construction of trails, and supporting and planning of the Multi-purpose Athletic
Center (MAC). As a founding member for Parks for Paws (P4P), she was instrumental in
the planning and funding Carson City's first and only dog park at Fuji Park. In addition
to her direct involvement with Carson City Parks & Recreation, Donna has also been very
involved in Partnership Carson City and the newly formed Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation.
- Volunteer of the Year - Lenae Dericco has been a volunteer instructor with for
the Carson City Swimming Pool for over a decade. She saw a need for Carson City's swimming
lessons program to be more inclusive, of higher quality, and available to more age
groups. With these needs in mind she started volunteering as a swim instructor. She is
responsible for our Grownups and Guppies class, which caters to small children, ages six
months to three years, and their parents. She started this program because she saw a gap
in early childhood aquatic education.
- Business of the Year - Tahoe Fence
has worked with the Parks, Recreation, and
Open Spaces Department for many years. They have always benne dependable, efficient, helpful,
and community oriented. They are constantly willing to assist or donate supplies in many of
the Department's larger events. For the past seven seasons Tahoe Fence has donated the
temporary fence for the Arlington Square Ice Rink.
- Organization of the Year - Carson High
School's Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training
Corps (NJROTC) was established in 1974. It is one of the largest units in Nevada and the
west coast. This year's current enrollment is 275 cadets. The program is cadet run under
the watchful eye of the instructors. NJROTC cadets have assisted the Parks, Recreation
and Open Space Department with two specific projects: 1) the annual Carson River Cleanup
Event and 2) wrapping wire around cottonwood trees to protect them from beaver damage. The
NJROTC has assisted with the Carson River Cleanup Event for the past nine years.
Each recipient's name was placed on the monument in Mills Park. The selection of
award recipients is a cooperative effort between the Carson City Parks, Recreation, and
Open Spaces Department and the Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation. In addition,
the names of Louis R. Doescher and Jennifer Lyn Bailey were added to the Wall of Memory.
Foundation Schedules More Wungnema Open Houses
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016
The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR) is holding Open Houses for
the Wungnema House in Mills Park on three Sundays: Oct. 30, Nov. 27, and Dec. 18. Each are 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 and about the Foundation.
The Foundation maintains the historic Wungnema House under a lease from the city. The 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. Pearl raised eight children in this small home. 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 Wungnema's Hopi heritage.
The building, sitting on the eastern edge of Mills Park, is noted for its tranquil setting
and is used six or seven days a week, year round, mostly for the meetings of support groups.
The Foundation, founded in 2015, 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.
FCCPR 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 objectives by acting
in a fiduciary capacity to help manage and protect monies raised by members for their
various stated 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 are 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.
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.