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Foundation Schedules Wungnema Open House
Sunday, May 29, 2016, 2-5 p.m.

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The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR) is holding the first of several Open Houses for the Wungnema House in Mills Park on Sunday. May 29, 2016, 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, and for development of a disc golf course on Flint Dr.

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.



Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation Annual Meeting
at Parks & Recreation Office
Wednesday, May 18, 2:00 p.m.

The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR) will have its first annual meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the offices of the Parks & Recreation Department, 3303 Butti Way, Bldg. 9, Carson City. The election of board members for vacant positions will be among topics on the agenda. A meeting of the Board will immediately follow the annual meeting.

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, and for development of a disc golf course on Flint Dr. The Foundation also maintains the historic Wungnema House, on the east end of Mills Park, under a lease from the city.

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.



"Discover Nevada State Parks" Day on Saturday, June 11, 2016
Free admission to all 23 State Parks

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Press Release, 5/16/16, CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Nevada residents and visitors are invited to "Discover Nevada State Parks" on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Park visitors will receive free day use admission and free fishing (no license required) at all of Nevada's 23 State Parks.

This statewide event encourages Nevadans to explore the many exciting and affordable recreation opportunities right in their own backyards. "Nevada's 23 state parks offer a great diversity of outdoor opportunities," said State Parks Administrator Eric Johnson. "For example, visitors can explore the slot canyons of Cathedral Gorge, tour a genuine ghost town at Berlin-Ichthyosaur or spend a relaxing afternoon fishing at Cave Lake."

Discover Nevada State Parks day is also an opportunity for visitors to take the passport challenge and add a stamp to their passport booklet, or if they don't have one yet, to pick one up while visiting a state park. Once visitors have their passports stamped at 15 different parks, they earn a free annual pass to all Nevada State Parks.

For more information on the Nevada State Parks Passport Booklet, or to find a list of state parks, please visit parks.nv.gov.

  • WHAT: "Discover Nevada State Parks" Day
  • WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2016
  • WHERE: All Nevada State Parks
  • CONTACT: Jenny Ramella, 775-684-2704, jramella@dcnr.nv.gov


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.

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.

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This page last updated 5/24/2016