Parks

Summer 2019 Parks Projects

Below is an overview of projects and improvements to be completed by the North Tahoe Public Utility District in Parks.  

 

North Tahoe Regional Park Multi-Use Trailhead Improvements

This project includes the restoration of the upper parking lot into the development and construction of a multi-use regional trailhead that will receive the North Tahoe Trail being developed and constructed by Placer County. This project will also develop and construct paved ADA, multi-use access paths to Tahoe TreeTop Adventure Park, tennis courts, and the Tahoe Unleashed dog park.  Approximately 62 parking spaces in the upper parking lot will be striped including 3 handicap spaces; installation of site amenities include bike repair stations, bike locker, and racks, and a bike wash station; and installation of permanent BMPs for parking lot drainage.  These projects are funded by grants and funding from Placer County and a partnership with the Truckee Tahoe Airport District.  

This project is also bidding for construction of the gazebo by the tennis courts that was destroyed during Winter 2017.  

This project also includes relocation of the basketball hoop.  

Funding & Timeline

$320,000 - Truckee Tahoe Airport District

$200,000 - Placer County Park Dedication Fees

2 Bike Repair Stations are paid for by 2018 Tourism Master Plan Grant. This was a grant request submitted by NTPUD, Tahoe City Public Utility District and Placer County to install Bike Repair Stations throughout the North Shore.  

ADA Path to Tahoe TreeTop Adventure Park to be paid for by Tahoe TreeTop Adventure Parks. 

Engineer's Estimate is $550,000 

This project was awarded to Burdick Excavating at the March 12, 2019 Board of Directors meeting.  

 

North Tahoe Regional Park Trail and Signage Update Project and Adult Exercise Equipment

This project will replace 10 directional signs, 10 interpretive signs and 15 par course stations.  

At the February 12, 2019 Board of Directors meeting, purchase of the adult exercise equipment was approved.  Click here to see what was ordered!

Funding & Timeline

$135,000 - Placer County Transient Occupancy Tax Funds / Tourism Master Plan Priorities

 

North Tahoe Regional Park Ballfield 1, 3 and Mike Davis Jr. Field Irrigation Improvements

This project will improve the irrigation at the North Tahoe Regional Park ballfields including weather-based smart irrigation controllers in order to improve irrigation, reduce District costs and help the District meet our 20% by 2020 water conservation mandate.

Funding & Timeline

$15,000 from Proposition 84 Grant Funding for Water Conservation 

 

North Tahoe Regional Park and District Facilities Forest Fuels Management Program

At the March 12, 2019 Board of Directors meeting a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between North Tahoe Fire Protection District was approved.  This Board has also authorized a $50,000 match to be applied to the $450,000 of Forest Fuels Reduction from the Soutern Nevada Public Lands Management Act - Round 15.  

More information wiull be forthcoming.  

 

Completed Parks Projects:

New Restrooms in the North Tahoe Regional Park

Thanks to a grant from Placer County, two new restroom buildings were installed in the North Tahoe Regional Park in late 2016 and early 2017. 

 

"Tahoe Unleashed" Dog Park 

The Dog Park itself was completed in 2016 thanks to the hard work of Dog Day in the Park, a non-profit that spearheaded the fundraising.  The groundbreaking for the project took place on September 7, 2014, and the project was completed in phases over the next two years as fundraising goals were completed. 

The final pieces of the project will be completed in Summer 2019 with the construction of the ADA pathway and installation of the dog water fountain.  Thanks to nonprofit organization Dog Day in the Park for spearheading the fundraising efforts to bring this fun asset for our community.   

 

Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

Tahoe Vista Recreation Area (TVRA) is a community and regional recreational facility located in Tahoe Vista. It consists of a 2.7-acre lakeshore parcel with approximately 800 feet of lakeshore frontage and an approximate 3.6-acre support parcel at the intersection of Hwy 28 and National Avenue. 
 
The project was 100% funded by grants from the Department of Boating and Waterway, Transient Occupancy Tax Funding, and from the Placer County Redevelopment Agency.  
 
 

 

North Tahoe Regional Park Playground

The playground was completed in early July 2011.  The District's Recreation and Parks Commission spearheaded the grant writing and fundraising efforts that brought in more than $35,000 towards construction, including grants from the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, Lahontan Community Foundation, Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundations, Tahoe City Rotary as well as donations from many personal donors. The District secured a grant from Transient Occupancy Funding for an additional $44,000 and the remainder of the necessary funds for completion coming from the District's Recreation and Parks reserves.