The Robert & Norma Fink Pool Complex opens Friday, June 12th and will operate through Sunday, August 9th. Swim lesson registration opens May 1, 2015 with the schedule to be determined. Private parties and groups can rent the pool for parties and special events. Applications are now being accepted for seasonal lifeguards until all positions are filled. Inquire at the office or online at Enjoy Sun Valley parks this season and all they offer to families and groups. The Community Park and Sun Valley Pool are located at 115 West 6th Avenue; Gepford Park is located at 5350 Leon Drive, Highland Ranch Park is located at 1200 Highland Ranch Parkway and Sun Mesa Park is 570 Sun Mesa Drive. Park shelters are available for special events. Recreation activities that are offered at the parks include Zumba, Martial Arts, BMX, Baseball and Soccer. The Sun Valley Neighborhood Center is available for rent for special events, and parties. It is also where the movies in the park are held and other community events. If you have ideas or suggestions for recreational programs and park improvements, your input and comments are always welcome. If you would like to volunteer to help keep Sun Valley parks in top shape, the District has an Adopt-A-Park program, if you or your organization are interested please contact the District office at (775) 673-2220 or visit the website at

3rd Annual Dive into Summer:

This year’s Dive into Summer will be held on Friday, June 12th with pool hours from 3-7 pm. The event includes raffle prizes, concessions, BBQ courtesy of Sun Valley Cal Ripken Baseball League, bounce houses courtesy of the Boys & Girls Club and concluding with a free movie, Big Hero 6 showing at dark. Everyone is welcome; bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Service dogs only allowed. Alcohol is prohibited.

Drought Update/Conservation

With another year of lower than normal precipitation in the Truckee Meadows and a reduced snowpack in the Sierra, residents have brought forth concerns regarding drought and the availability of water. The District receives its water from the Truckee Meadows Water Authority. The main source of water comes from the Truckee River which flows from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. TMWA also has over thirty ground water wells used to supplement the Truckee River source to meet peak summertime demands. At this time the District has not received notice of any proposed restrictions to water use for our customers. As always we continue to support water conservation and responsible water use to our customers. With the knowledge of the current water situation we highly encourage all of our customers to participate in the established voluntary watering day schedule. The District will keep its website updated with current information on any water restrictions.

• Even addresses: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

• Odd addresses: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Avoid watering between noon and 6 p.m. You can hand water your gardens and plants any day of the week. Helpful links for information on drought, conservation and drought tolerant landscaping;

Should you have any questions regarding conservation or any other water related items please call our main office at (775) 673-2220.

Snapped In Sun Valley

It is that time of year to check your photography skills and snap some photos in Sun Valley. Choose one of your favorite photos and submit to the District website at Prizes will be given to first, second and third place. Participation rules: must be District customer, photos must be taken in Sun Valley, one submittal per participant, and employees and board members are not eligible for the contest. Deadline for entering is July 31, 2015.

Check Your Account Online!

You may now set up an online account. Visit to learn more and to set up your online account where you can view your bills, usage and payment history, or make payments. Online account access is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

New Community Building At Gepford Park

The District recently dedicated its new Community Building at Gepford Park. The community building includes a concession area, meeting room and restrooms. The park is located at Gepford Parkway and Leon Avenue. The park serves the Sun Valley community and offers 3 baseball fields, 2 tee-ball fields, a basketball court, playground and open grass area for everyone to enjoy. The construction of this building was funded primarily through a Community Block Grant and Residential Construction Tax.

2015 Community Service Awards

If you are aware of a group, business or person(s) that contribute to Sun Valley’s quality of life, you are invited to nominate them for a Sun Valley Community Service Award. The award recognizes those that have dedicated to the betterment of Sun Valley and will be recognized at a public meeting of the Sun Valley General Improvement District. Deadline to submit your nomination is July 31, 2015. Nomination forms are available at the District main office or on the District website

Dates To Remember

• April 18, 2015 – FREE Women’s Self Defense Class at the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center 1 pm – 2 pm and a FREE Martial Arts Class 2 pm – 3 pm

• May 2, 2015 – 8 am – Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Clean up event

• May 25, 2015 – Memorial Holiday (office closed)

• June 12, 2015 – Dive into Summer event at the Sun Valley Community park – Pool opens for the season

Have a Great spring and remember to conserve water, our most precious resource