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

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Wungnema House

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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

Silver Saddle Ranch Holiday Open House
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Poster for Holiday Open House

The Friends of Silver Saddle Ranch, along with Muscle Powered, are having a Holiday Open House, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Silver Saddle Ranch, out on the east side of Carson City on the Carson River Road. This is a great opportunity to learn about one of Carson City's open spaces. This is your opportunity to visit with Santa (and have a photo taken with him), tour the Red House Complex, brand "SRS" on a wood round, and learn about what life was like on a ranch in the old west. Warm cider and morning and afternoon snacks will be served. For more information email nancyfossr@att.net or call Nancy at 775-884-1570.

Foundation Schedules Wungnema Open House
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, 2-5 p.m.

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The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR) is holding its last Open House of the year at the Wungnema House in Mills Park on Sunday, Dec. 18, 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, about Indian history and culture, and about the Foundation.

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.

Pictured: Downstairs fireplace at Wungnema House, incorporating Hopi Water Clan symbolism.

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 11/29/2016