Parks & Recreation Department

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The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting has been canceled for Thursday, April 16, 2019.

The City of Elko takes pride in being able to provide the community with diverse recreation programs and facilities to meet the needs and interests of everyone.  Community Parks are intended to serve a broader representation of the general public, are centrally located and accessible by a variety of public transportation routes, and consist of swimming pools, athletic fields, community recreational centers, and indoor and/or outdoor recreational facilities and activity areas that have community wide orientation. 

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Because of the extremely high use and popularity of the Elko Park facilities, reservations must be made to assure availability on the day and at the time you wish to schedule your function. All functions and special event reservations are made with the recreation office.

During the summer months Elko Parks are filled to capacity for picnics, family gatherings, sports activities and special events. We are happy to see so many people in our community taking advantage of our beautiful facilities.

Parks are public assets. Our tax dollars pay for the development, improvements and maintenance of these areas. Vandalism at our public parks is on the rise. Everyone loses when our parks and facilities fall victim to this type of crime. These activities are committed by individuals of all ages. Unfortunately, the perpetrators are not always caught in the act. Vandals destroy City property without care.

Thousands of your tax dollars are spent each year to repair vandalism. This money is taken from parks maintenance accounts previously allocated to other projects. This seriously lessens our ability to provide much needed improvements and normal maintenance to our parks. Many man-hours are spent repairing and replacing items when they should be used for maintaining and improving our current levels of service.

If you see someone damaging park property, we encourage you to call the Elko Police Department. These activities are a crime against everyone and cannot be accepted. Become involved. Let's keep our City parks safe and beautiful for all of us to enjoy.

We are looking forward to an action packed summer season. Please feel free to come and visit us soon. We will be happy to answer your questions and listen to your suggestions. Play hard, play safe!

Equipment rental is also availble.  Those who wish to use the park are not required to pay a user fee, however, should a party reserve that particular park area, those who have not paid the park user fee and received a copy of the application will have to relocate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Elko Explorers Latchkey?
A: Elko Explorers is a before and/or after school recreation program. 
Q: What ages does Elko Explorers serve?
A: Kindergarten thru 6th grades. 
Q: Why do we not take under 5 years of age?
A: Our programs are held within the schools, so children are required to be registered in school in order to attend Elko Explorers.  
Q: Where can I get information about Little League, Soccer, Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, etc.?
A: Call (775) 777-7260 or email and they can supply a contact name and number.

Q: How do I go about reserving a park for a picnic?
A: You can reserve a park online from this web site, or call (775) 777-7260, or inquire at 723 Railroad Street.  
Q: Where can I get a Summer Recreation Activities Guide?
A: You can obtain it from this web site or you can pick one up from the Recreation Office, 723 Railroad Street, City Hall, 1751 College Avenue, Elko Co. Library, 720 Court Street, Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Idaho Street, Museum, Idaho Street, and many other businesses in the area. 

Q: How can my family and I become involved with the recreation events?
A: Contact the City of Elko Recreation Department at (775) 777-7260 or print the application from this website and mail it to the City of Elko Recreation Department, 723 Railroad Street, Elko, NV 89801.