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Outdoor Activities During COVID-19 In Northern Nevada

This Summer may look a little different, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! We are sharing outdoor activities for families around Northern Nevada.

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Magic Carpet Golf

Hours: Vary. Call for hours: 775-853-8837

Activities: The largest miniature golf in Reno. It has 3 uniquely themed and landscaped courses and 66 holes. Birthday party packages available

Food: Unknown

Cost: Starts at $13 per person (see all details here)

Sierra Nevada Zoological Park (formally known as Sierra Safari Zoo)

Hours: 10am-5pm, 7 days a week

Activities: Home to over 40 species of animals. The zoo boasts six kinds of monkeys and eight kinds of wild cats that include lions and tigers.

Food: No food available for purchase. Pack a lunch and have a car picnic!

Cost: Under 2 | Free /  Ages 3-12, Military ID (w/valid ID) | $8 / Ages 13+ | $12 / Seniors (55+) | $7

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Animal Ark

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Activities: Animal Ark is a wildlife sanctuary and homes animals such as cheetahs, bears, turtles, a tiger and more!

Food: No food allowed inside.  Pack a car picnic!

Cost: $13.00 for adults, $11.00 for seniors (62+), $8.50 for children (3-12), free for children ages 2 and under.


Wild Island Water Park

Hours: Vary.

Activities: The Little Lagoon and three mini slides are open for the little ones. Big kids of all ages can enjoy Adventureland.

Food: Food/drinks available for purchase! No outdoor food allowed.

Cost: Starting at $18.50 per person (see all deals here)

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Wild Island Mini Golf

Hours: Varies. Check website to confirm

Activities: Completely renovated mini golf for the entire family! You can choose between 2 Courses, 18 holes each or play a full 36!

Food: Food/drinks available for purchase! No outdoor food allowed.
Cost: 36 Holes: $9.50, 18 Holes: $8.50

Other Activities

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Visit A Park

With stage 2 most parks have reopened! Although we have seen some still taped off most of our local favorite parks are accessible!

Plan a Beach Day

Tahoe is just a short drive away! Some family-friendly beaches include Sand Harbor, Kings Beach! Or head to Donner Lake West End Beach Park. A few must-haves to pack include

  • some type of shade
  • beach toys
  • Sunscreen
  • Picnic lunch

Take A Hike

Literally! There are so many family-friendly hiking trails within driving distance. Galena Creek is a great place to start if your new to the area and to hiking!

Get Some Fresh Air

Sometimes you just have to get out of the house. It is so good for all of us to get some fresh air and let the kids make some memories!  We know this summer looks different for many families but we want to remind you we only get 18 summers!


Kacey Queen is a co-founder of Nevada Moms

Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.

She serves on the board for Northern Nevada Health Systems, and Northern Nevada Sports and Recreation, and she is passionate about her community.

Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, exploring the outdoors, working out, local coffee shops, and dessert!