Above: Photos taken at the future Somersett West Park site, showing the stunning views park visitors will enjoy. Click on any photo to bring up a gallery.

Somersett will soon have another park to enjoy!

The City of Reno has submitted the plans for Somersett West Park for building permits. Once the permits are approved, the city will put the plans out to bid – probably early August. Toll Brothers plans to pave the entry road and parking area in mid-August. If the city gets one or more “good bids” on the construction of the park, ground-breaking on Phase 1 could occur in early October.

West Park will be conveniently located off Hawk Meadow Trail, across from the Fire Station #19. The park is sure to be popular with dog owners, as it will have two dog parks  – one for large and another for small dogs – and with gardeners, who will enjoy its raised garden beds. There will also be a family play area and a pavilion with picnic tables, an exercise trail, a large grassy area and access to a trailhead.

A sample of a commemorative paver.

Although this is all good news, park planners are currently quite short of the funds needed to provide all of the planned and approved amenities. To that end, the SOA’s Somersett Parks Committee has partnered with Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation to accept donations to fill this gap.

PLEASE consider donating now so that we can include as many features as possible in the first phase of construction!

You can donate to the General Park fund (the committee’s preferred option), or you may select one of the specific amenities – Dog Park, Community Garden, Family Area – or purchase a memorial paver to be placed in a special area near the park entrance.

Donate here: https://www.tmparksfoundation.org/somersett-west-park