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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:

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PO Box 3266
Carson City, NV 89702-3266 CarsonCityParks.org QR code

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:

  • Photograph of Donna CurtisVolunteer 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.
  • Photograph of Lenae DericcoVolunteer 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.
  • Photograph of Chad Mellow from Tahoe Fence Co.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.
  • Photograph of NJROTC cadets getting awardOrganization 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

Photograph of Wungnema House viewed from the northeast

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.

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This page last updated 10/20/2016