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Foundation Schedules Second Wungnema Open House
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016

Photograph of Wungnema House viewed from the northeast

The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR) is holding an Open House for the Wungnema House in Mills Park during Labor Day Weekend on Sunday, Sept. 4, 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, 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.



Mills Park Memorial Wall Nominations Sought for 2016 Awards
Deadline: Sept. 13, 2016

Photograph of 2015 award recipients with David Bugli

Carson City, NV. The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR), in conjunction with the Carson City Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Department, wishes to recognize individuals and groups who contribute to the vitality of the community and Carson City's recreational environment. FCCPR is accepting nominations of individuals, organizations, and businesses to be recognized in 2016 for their contributions to the community with emphasis on efforts to support Carson City's parks, recreation, and open spaces. The selected names will be added to the Memorial Wall at the entrance to the Marv Teixeira Pavilion at Mills Park, followed by an awards ceremony there on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. The categories are Organization of the Year, Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Volunteer of the Years.

The public is invited to send award nominations by Sept. 13 with a brief biography and reason for nomination for each nominee to FCCPR, P.O. Box 3266, Carson City, NV 89702, or via email to Dcbugli@aol.com (please put "FCCPR Memorial Wall" in the subject line). A selection from the list of award nominees will be made on Sept. 21.

Others may also be remembered or recognized on the Memorial Wall. If you make a donation of $100 or more to FCCPR we will add the name of your "loved one" to a special section of the Memorial Wall. Please provide a small biography along with the donation to the same address as above by Sept. 13.

Contact David Bugli at 775-883-4154 if you have any questions.

The Foundation For Carson City Parks and Recreation 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.

Pictured above: FCCPR President David Bugli, in cap, stands with recipients of the four 2015 awards at last year's ceremony by the Memorial Wall in Mills Park. Award winners were, left to right, Capitol Beverage, River Wranglers, Patrick McGuire, and Eric Ingbar (represented by a cut-out).



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 8/28/2016