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Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation Annual Meeting
at Parks & Recreation Office
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 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.



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

Photograph of xxx

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.



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

Photograph of State Parks sign

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


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).



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.



Foundation Schedules Wungnema Open House
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, 2-5 p.m.

Photograph of xxx

The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR) is holding an Open House at the Wungnema House in Mills Park during the Thanksgiving Day Weekend on Sunday, Nov. 27, 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. One more Open House is planned for this year, on Sunday, Dec. 18, also from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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.



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.

Photograph of Wungnema family pictures on the fireplace mantle

The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR) is holding an Open House at the Wungnema House in Mills Park 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. Refreshments will be served.

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.

Founded in 2015, the Foundation 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.

The Foundation 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's fiduciary objectives to help manage and protect monies raised by members for their 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 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.

Pictured: photo: Fireplace mantle at Wungnema House, with photos of the Wungnema family.



Board of Supervisors Votes to Renew Wungnema House Lease
at Dec. 15, 2016, Meeting

Image of 'Lease Removed' text

The Carson City Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to renew the Foundation's lease at its Dec. 15, 2016, meeting. The lease, which went into effect on Jan. 1, is nearly identical to the previous lease, except that it allows for automatic renewal at the end of each calendar year and contains some other minor changes.



Foundation Schedules two Wungnema Open Houses:
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, &
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

Photograph of Wungnema House in the snow, as seen from the northeast

The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR) is holding its first two Open Houses of the new year at the Wungnema House in Mills Park Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, and Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 (Presidents' Day Weekend), 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 Native American history and culture, and about the Foundation. Other Open Houses are being planned for later in the year.

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.

Founded in 2015, the Foundation 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.

The Foundation 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's fiduciary objectives to help manage and protect monies raised by members for their 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 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.

Other Open House Dates:
Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 28, 2017, (Memorial Day Weekend) from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 18, 2017, (Fathers Day and end of Epic Rides event) from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 2, 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at around 6:00 p.m. (at end of FCCPR Awards Ceremony)

Pictured: photo: Wungnema House in the snow, as seen from the northeast.



FCCPR Holds Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Photograph of xxx

The Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation (FCCPR) will be holding its Annual Membership Meeting, followed by a monthly Board meeting, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the offices of the Carson City Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department at 3303 Butti Way, Bldg. 9, Carson City, NV.

The Annual Membership Meeting will start at 2:00 p.m. Presentation of a Nominations Committee Report, election of board members, presentation of a President's Report, and presentation of an Audit Report are planned for the agenda.

The Board Meeting will start at 2:20 p.m. or at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting. Newly elected Board members' positions will commence on July 1, 2017.

FCCPR members and non-members are welcome to attend either or both meetings. Voting at the Annual Membership Meeting is restricted to paid-up members of FCCPR. Voting at the Board Meeting is restricted to current Board members.



Foundation Schedules two Wungnema Open Houses:
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Photograph of Wungnema House in the snow, as seen from the northeast

The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR) is holding an Open House at the Wungnema House in Mills Park Sunday, April 23, 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 Native American history and culture, and about the Foundation. The Foundation will also be hosting an Open Houses on May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend) and other dates later this year. A special Open House will be scheduled on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, immediately following the FCCPR Community Service Awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at the Wall of Honor located at the entrance to the Marv Teixeira Pavilion at Mills Park.

The Foundation maintains the historic Wungnema House under a lease from the city. A family of Hopi stone masons, the Wungnemas, built this 1000 square-foot house in 1948. Burton Wungnema, Burton's father Earnest, and Burton's wife Pearl, built their home on what was then the eastern edge of Carson City. The Wungnema House is representative of the distinctive masonry work seen in churches and homes built by Burton and his father around Carson City and Lake Tahoe from 1925 to 1955. Examples of their work can be seen at various locations in Carson City, including at the Stewart Indian School.

Founded in 2015, the Foundation 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.

The Foundation 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's fiduciary objectives to help manage and protect monies raised by members for their projects. Currently the Foundation is providing assistance to projects for the restoration of missing headstones in Lone Mountain Cemetery, for improvements at the gun range at Flint Dr., 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 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.

Other Open House Dates:
Sunday, May 28, 2017, (Memorial Day Weekend) from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - Event cancelled, as of 6/5/17
Sunday, July 2, 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at around 6:00 p.m. (at end of FCCPR Awards Ceremony)

Pictured: photo: Wungnema House in the snow, as seen from the northeast.



Open House at the Historic Wungnema House
features Native American Art - CANCELLED
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Photograph of unny path leading to Wungnema House, as viewed from the northwest.  
  Photo credit: David S. Johnson.

The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR), is hosting an Open House and exhibit of selected works of Native American art at the historic Wungnema House located in Mills Park, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The art, from a private collection, represents a spectrum of different tribal or cultural traditions, including Northwest Coast, Puebloan (Hopi), Central California (Miwok), Eastern Woodlands (Iroquoian), Inuit, and Upper Great Lakes (Algonquian).

The house was built in 1948 by a family of Hopi stonemasons, the Wungnemas, and served as their home until the early 1970s. Notable, in addition to the house's exterior masonry, is the inclusion of the family's clan symbol in rock fireplace. The Wungnema's distinctive masonry survives in many homes and other structures in Carson City, but is also found in homes, churches, ranches, and other structures at Lake Tahoe, Washoe Valley, and Reno.

Access to the house is from the Seely Loop, the east entrance for Mills Park, off North Saliman Road in Carson City, Nevada.

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.

The Foundation welcomes new members and is interested in individuals who can assist with fundraising, newsletter, publicity, special events, recruitment, and park clean up. Annual membership is $25.00. Additional membership categories are available. For further information, call David Bugli at 775-883-4154 or visit the website http://CarsonCityParks.org.

Other Open House Dates:
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - Event cancelled, as of 6/5/17
Sunday, July 2, 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at around 6:00 p.m. (at end of FCCPR Awards Ceremony)

Pictured: Sunny path leading to Wungnema House, as viewed from the northwest. Photo credit: David S. Johnson.



Foundation Cancels Wungnema Open House for
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Photograph of unny path leading to Wungnema House, as viewed from the northwest.  
  Photo credit: David S. Johnson.

The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR) is cancelling an Open House at the Wungnema House that was originally scheduled for Fathers Day, June 18, 2017.

However, FCCPR will be holding two Open Houses at the Wungnema House in July. The first will be on Sunday, July 2, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A special Open House will be on Wednesday, July 12, immediately following the FCCPR Community Service Awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at the Wall of Honor located at the entrance to the Marv Teixeira Pavilion at Mills Park.

The Wungnema House, a stone building built in 1948, is accessible by the Mills Park entrance on Saliman Road, opposite the high school. Admission to Open Houses is free. These events are opportunities to learn about this historic building, Native American history, and the Foundation.

The Foundation provides an umbrella under which various organizations and citizens can come together to explore innovative ways to promote and facilitate activities that benefit the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces. It assists organizations with similar goals to promote and meet Foundation's fiduciary objectives to help manage and protect funds raised by members for their projects. Currently the Foundation is providing assistance to projects for the restoration of missing headstones in Lone Mountain Cemetery, improvements at the gun range at Flint Dr., development of a disc golf course on Flint Dr., and maintenance and improvements to tennis courts in city parks.

For further information, call David Bugli at 775-883-4154 or visit the website http://CarsonCityParks.org.

Pictured: Sunny path leading to Wungnema House, as viewed from the northwest. Photo credit: David S. Johnson.



Mills Park Wall of Honor Nominations Sought for 2017
MEDIA RELEASE: Prepared April 17, 2017

Photograph of last year's awardees with David Bugli and Ann Bollinger

Carson City, NV. The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR), in conjunction with the Carson City Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Department, annually recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses that made outstanding contributions to further the combined missions of the Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation and the Carson City Department of Parks, Recreation, and Open Space.

FCCPR seeks nominations of individuals, organizations, and businesses to be recognized in 2017. The categories for which nominations are sought are Organization of the Year, Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Volunteer of the Years. The selected names will be added to the Wall of Honor located at the entrance to the Marv Teixeira Pavilion at Mills Park.

The 2017 awards ceremony will be held there on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm. Immediately following the ceremony there will be an Open House at the historic Wungnema House to honor the current and past awardees.

The public is invited to send award nominations and may do so by downloading a nomination cover and instructions from the Foundation's web site (click here for PDF) or contacting David Bugli at 775-883-4154, or via email to Dcbugli@aol.com (please put "FCCPR Honor Wall" in the subject line). Copies of "Operational Policy and Procedure for Annual Awards" can be uploaded by clicking here. Completed nominations are due by June 19, 2017.

A selection from the nominations received will be made on June 21, 2017.

Others may also be remembered or recognized on a Memorial Wall adjacent to the Honor Wall. If you make a donation of $100 or more to the Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation we will add the name of the person you wish to be placed on the wall. Please provide a small biography along with the donation to the Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 3266, Carson City, NV 89702-3266.

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.

Photo above: The four awardees flanked by David Bugli, FCCPR, and Ann Bollinger, Parks & Recreation, at last year's ceremony.



Open House and Disc Golf Demonstration
at the Historic Wungnema House
Sunday, July 2, 2017

Photograph of someone putting at disc golf.

The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR), is hosting an Open House and demonstration of disc golf at the historic Wungnema House located in Mills Park, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, 2017. The Eagle Valley Disc Golf Association (EVDGA) has been working with FCCPR and the Carson City Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Department (Parks Department) on the development of a disc golf complex on 100 acres west of Flint Drive and Rifle Range Road. This complex, at build out, will have two tournament disc golf courses and a beginner course.

EVDGA is an advocates group volunteering to design and provide labor, to construct the complex, and to maintain it. It is a true grass roots effort to provide a quality outdoor recreational facility for area residents and visitors to the Northern Nevada and California area.

FCCPR assists the Parks Department with projects for improvements to the City's parks. Currently it is providing financial guidance and assistance to several organizations that are raising funds to make parks improvements, such as EVDGA.

FCCPR also maintains the Wungnema House under a lease agreement with the city. The house was built in 1948 by a family of Hopi stonemasons, the Wungnemas, and served as their home until the early 1970s. Notable, in addition to the house's exterior masonry, is the inclusion of the family's clan symbol in the rock fireplace. The Wungnema's distinctive masonry survives in many homes and other structures in Carson City, but is also found in homes, churches, ranches, and other structures at Lake Tahoe, Washoe Valley, and Reno.

Access to the house and the disc golf demonstration is from the Seely Loop, the east entrance for Mills Park, off North Saliman Road in Carson City, Nevada.

FCCPR also will be holding a Community Service Awards ceremony on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the wall of honor at the east end of the Marv Teixeira Pavilion in Mills Park. Those honored this year are Robyn Orloff (Volunteer of the Year), Chris MacKenzie (Volunteer of the Years), Muscle Powered (Organization of the Year), and CarsonNow.org (Business of the Year). This brief outdoor ceremony will be followed by an Open House at the Wungnema House.

FCCPR 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.



Foundation Schedules Meeting About Support for Dog Parks
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

Photograph of dogs playing at Fuji Dog Park, Carson City, courtesy Vern Krahn, 
  Parks Planner

The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR) is holding a meeting to discuss interest in the community to form a group to support building and improving dog parks in Carson City. The meeting will be on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Bonanza Room at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street, Carson City.

The meeting will be an opportunity for people to learn what dog parks are all about, to discuss what they would like to improve at the existing dog park at Fuji Park, to plan new dog parks, and to determine how to find funds for good and better dog parks in Carson City. Many people are interested in dog parks because they cannot or prefer not to get out to the hills and open spaces with their dogs. They prefer to have a fully fenced park dedicated to dogs off leash, where it is safe for them to enjoy watching their dogs play and socialize with other people and pets.

The main purpose of the meeting is to see if there is interest in forming a group to promote dog parks and recommend to the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces (Parks Department) and FCCPR how remaining funds from the former Park 4 Paws (P4P) organization might be best put towards improvements for dog parks. The new group can rely on the success of the former Parks 4 Paws. P4P went idle after its fund raising events earned enough to equip the City Dog Park at Fuji with completely surrounding six-foot cyclone fencing, divided into areas for small dogs and all dogs, and some benches, trees, and dog play equipment. The new group could use the name, recognizable logo, and seed money for events to raise funds. Donations would be tax deductible under the umbrella tax-exempt status of FCCPR.

Donna Curtis, FCCPR Vice President, said, "One issue a new dog park support group could resolve is the need for improvements at Fuji Dog Park. The park's surface of decomposed granite is not considered ideal in windy or wet conditions. The park could benefit from a better water system, more benches and shade (especially in the small dog area), and more play equipment. However, there are little or no City Parks Department funds budgeted for Fuji Dog Park or for a planned new dog park at JD Winters Centennial Park. Space for a new dog park is planned in the proposed Lompa Ranch subdivision, but it is unknown how this park will be equipped. Other dog park sites have been considered, but presently there is no group looking into this. Dog parks don't have to be large, but convenience is a factor, so the more, the better."

At the Sept. 14th meeting, if there is sufficient interest to form a dog park support group, those interested can sign up. The group will meet with Parks staff and a FCCPR member to plan the next steps. Otherwise, FCCPR will decide how left over P4P funds should be allocated, for example, spending funds for dog parks under the auspices of the City Parks Department or giving the funds to a group like CASI for pet needs.

People concerned about dog parks are invited to attend this meeting or contact Donna Curtis, FCCPR Vice President, at donnajcurtis@sbcglobal.net.

Founded in 2015, FCCPR 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. The organization's website is CarsonCityPark.org.

Photo: Dogs playing at Fuji Dog Park, Carson City, courtesy Vern Krahn, Parks Planner



Open House and Dog Parks Discussion
at the Historic Wungnema House
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Photograph of dogs and owners enjoying a spell at the dog park in Fuji Park

The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR), is hosting an Open House at the Wungnema House located in Mills Park, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Besides being a chance to learn about this historic building, this will also be an opportunity to discuss and review possible improvements to dog park areas in Fuji Park and Sonoma Park with FCCPR officers. Carson City Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (Parks Dept.) staff have prepared a list, with preliminary cost estimates, for improvements to dog areas at Fuji and Sonoma Parks. Possible improvements include benches, sod areas, doggie drinking fountains, and canopy trees. FCCPR is exploring ways to assist the Parks Dept. with funding some of these improvements.

Please note that dogs, aside from registered service animals, are not allowed in Wungnema House or Mills Park.

FCCPR maintains the Wungnema House under a lease agreement with the city. The house was built in 1948 by a family of Hopi stonemasons, the Wungnemas, and served as their home until the early 1970s. Notable, in addition to the house's exterior masonry, is the inclusion of the family's clan symbol in the rock fireplace. The Wungnema's distinctive masonry survives in many homes and other structures in Carson City, but is also found in homes, churches, ranches, and other structures at Lake Tahoe, Washoe Valley, and Reno. Access to the house is from the Seely Loop, the east entrance for Mills Park, off North Saliman Road in Carson City, Nevada.

FCCPR 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.

FCCPR welcomes new members and is interested in individuals who can assist with fundraising, newsletter, publicity, special events, recruitment, and park clean up. Basic annual membership is $25.00, and higher categories of membership are encouraged. For further information, call David Bugli at 775-883-4154 or visit the website http://CarsonCityParks.org.

Photo: Dogs and owners enjoying a spell at the dog park in Fuji Park. Photo credit: Vern Krahn.



Open House and Trick or Treating
Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

A concept of Wungnema House, decorated for Halloween.

The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR), is hosting an Open House at the Wungnema House (844 North Saliman Road) located in Mills Park, Carson City, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, 2017. This is an all ages event, children are welcome, and may come in costume for some old fashioned trick or treating. Parents and children will have an opportunity to learn about this historic home, Native American culture, and the Wungnema family's contributions to our town. Members of the Foundation's Board of Directors will be in attendance and can provide visitors information about the Foundation, affiliated organizations, and the Foundation's latest project to facilitate improvements to Carson City's dog parks.

FCCPR maintains the Wungnema House under a lease agreement with the city. The house was built in 1948 by a family of Hopi stonemasons, the Wungnemas, and served as their home until the early 1970s. Notable, in addition to the house's exterior masonry, is the inclusion of Hopi Water Clan's symbol in the rock fireplace surround. The Wungnema's distinctive masonry survives in many homes and other structures in Carson City, but is also found in homes, churches, ranches, and other structures at Lake Tahoe, Washoe Valley, and Reno. Access to the house is from the Seely Loop, the east entrance for Mills Park, off North Saliman Road, opposite Carson High School in Carson City, Nevada.

FCCPR 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.

FCCPR welcomes new members and is interested in individuals who can assist with fundraising, newsletter, publicity, special events, recruitment, and park clean up. Basic annual membership is $25.00, and higher categories of membership are encouraged. For further information, call David Bugli at 775-883-4154 or visit the website http://CarsonCityParks.org.

Photo: Concept of Wungnema House decorated for FCCPR's Halloween Open House.



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