Friends of the Park Fund

The Friends of the Park Fund was created through a partnership between the Recreation and Parks Commission and the Board of Directors working together to help raise additional funds for the unmet needs in the Recreation and Parks Department.

How to Donate

Your general gift will be invested in projects as prioritized by the NTPUD Board of Directors and Recreation & Parks Commission. Those donating at $500 or above may designate your donation to one or more specific projects. General donations will be put into the general fund and be distributed based on the highest priority need.

The District has partnered with the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (IRS Tax ID #68-0416404) to administer and manage this fund.

  • Visit the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation donation page.
    • Click on “Show all funds” and then choose “Friends of the Park”
  • By phone – Call TTCF at (530) 587-1776
  • By Check –
    • Please make your check payable to: Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, (please note Friends of the Park on your check)
    • Mail to: TTCF, PO Box 366, Truckee, CA 96160.


The projects below were identified as the priorities for Friends of the Park fundraising efforts. Their priority was determined by need as noted in the Recreation and Parks Master Plan and the District’s Strategic Plan.


  • Nature Trail restoration – There are a lot of trails running through the Regional Park and the adjacent Forest Service and County lands. It’s hard to get completely lost because generally if you walk downhill and toward the sun you’ll eventually hit Highway 28, but it can get confusing. So we need directional signage along our nature paths showing us the way, indicating level of difficulty and pointing out and describing local flora and fauna.
  • Ramada restoration – The consultants who studied the District’s facilities and authored the Recreation Master Plan recommend that we upgrade the Ramada to support concerts, performances, and events, thereby encouraging a broader use by residents and visitors alike. Electrical power updates to accommodate modern sound systems and easier access to the barbecue for the cooks are just two examples.
  • Complete Ballfield 5 – We have a top-notch baseball field on the upper level of the park that is difficult to reach for those with accessibility issues. We want to improve the access to Ballfield 5 and for that matter at every one of the parks we own or operate and we need to make those improvements to comply with the ADA and California Title 24. The “almost pro” field also needs some drainage issues addressed and relocation of bleachers would make for a better view of the game. Some modern field lighting, so as not to disturb neighborhoods adjacent to the park, would extend our play time.