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Improvements Planned for Sun Valley Regional Park

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The Washoe County Board of Commissioners has approved some additions to the Sun Valley Regional Park.

Within six months the park will be home to the area's second disc golf course - a relatively new sport described as a cross between traditional golf and Frisbee.    

The first course in Washoe County was built at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in northwest Reno three years ago - and has been growing in popularity ever since. 

Space isn't an issue because at 345 acres, the Sun Valley Regional Park is one of the county's largest. It's also also one of the newest - just a few years ago the land belonged to the Bureau of Land Management. Now county representatives are hopeful the changes will bring more attention to the little known property that sits above Sun Valley.

The county will also add a natural terrain bike course to the park. "It's a bike track that was here when it was Bureau of Land Management land and since we've acquired it we've been working with this group of volunteers to kinda formalize that, and it's a real need in this community - they've done a lot of work and we're anxious to continue to work with them," says Eric Crump, Community Services, Washoe County.

Both the disc golf course and bike park will be free to the public. Washoe County hopes to have the additions completed within six months.

No taxpayer dollars are being used for these improvements. Reno Disc Golf Association is funding the entire development of the course.
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