Recreation and Parks
Parks and Facilities
In 1968 the North Tahoe Public Utility District Board of Directors created the Parks Department to oversee the development of the former sewer ponds into the North Tahoe Regional Park. Over the years, many facilities have been developed in the Park either by volunteers, District employees or State or Local grants. Since then, the District has also acquired and begun redevelopment of the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area, a public beach and boat launch facility, at the intersection of Highway 28 and National Avenue in Tahoe Vista. In addition to maintaining Parks and Facilities owned by the District, the North Tahoe Public Utility District also manages and maintains most of the public beaches in our District that are owned by other public agencies such as the California Tahoe Conservancy, California State Parks, Department of Boating and Waterways or Placer County.
North Tahoe Event Center
The North Tahoe Event Center is owned and operated by the North Tahoe Public Utility District. This lakefront facility in the heart of Kings Beach offers wedding, meeting, conference, and event space for up to 400 guests. In addition, the Event Center also hosts many local events and fundraisers.
Recreation and Parks Commission
The District is seeking applications from interested volunteers to serve the community as Recreation and Parks Commissioners. Applicants must be residents of the North Tahoe Public Utility District. The Recreation and Parks Commission is a volunteer group meeting quarterly, whose function is to provide assistance and recommendations to the District Board of Directors and the Park and Facilities Manager, and enhance communication between the District and community on matters relating to Recreation and Parks services and facilities. For more information, or to apply, please contact Tracey Towner, Park and Facilities Manager at 530-546-4212, or email her at email@example.com.
Call to Artists
The NTPUD is looking for artists for the 2014 calendar year. Artist exhibitions are needed to fill the lobby of the North Tahoe Event Center where they will be on display for purchase. Local and regional artists are welcome to apply. Two-dimensional work only.
Applicants are required to email 5 digital images of artwork similar to what they would like to display at the NTEC and complete the application. Displays will rotate every four months. Wall space is divided into 7-8 potential displays for artists with varying widths.
Email completed application, digital photos and a current bio or artist statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call (530) 546.7249 for more information.
Download application here.
This project is in conjunction with North Tahoe Arts in Public Places Program.
The North Tahoe Event Center is also the home of recreation classes within our District including:
- Jazzercise combines elements of easy to follow jazz dance moves, strength training, pilates, yoga, kickboxing and more for a total body workout for people of every age and fitness level.
- Monday - Saturday - 8:45 - 10:00 AM
- Tuesday & Thursday - 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Kings Beach Yoga Kula
- Classes are taught by Shari Beard who has been gratefully teaching yoga at the North Tahoe Event Center for the past 10 years. Shari has a strong foundation in alignment based Hatha yoga. She loves to share how the practice of asana and meditation supports us in living from the heart. She is passionate about building community (Kula) and do not be surprised if you end up at a potluck on the beach or going out to eat after class with the group. For more info go to sharibeardyoga.com or call (530)318-4065. Also like us on Facebook Kings Beach Yoga Kula and Shari Beard Yoga.
- Tuesday - 5:45 - 7:15 PM
- Thursday - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
- The unique Zumba Latin inspired international music and dance steps create a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness system.
- Saturday - 9:00 - 10:00 AM
- Thursday – 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Group Guitar Class
- This class is for kids (age 8 and up) or adults who want to learn to play guitar. Learn in a relaxed setting from a friendly and knowledgeable instructor. This class will focus on learning the basics of playing guitar. We will cover topics including, but not limited to: Tuning, Chords, Strumming, Melodies, Chord Progressions, Music Theory, Signing, Folk/Campfire Songs.
- Thursday - 6:00 - 7:00 PM
- Taught by local musician, Kerry Andras
These classes are available for drop in. We are always looking for experts to teach classes at the North Tahoe Event Center. Contact us if you are interested.