Recreation in Sun Valley

Parks Mission: To provide recreational and outdoor opportunities while protecting and preserving the parks and surrounding properties natural beauty through a variety of recreational amenities.
Pool Mission: To provide recreational swimming to Sun Valley residents and surrounding communities in a fun and relaxing facility for guests of all ages.

It is that time of year where Sun Valley residents can get out and enjoy the valley’s parks and recreation. Sun Valley parks offer baseball and T-Ball, football, skateboarding, a BMX track, playgrounds, picnic areas and more. The over 26 acre Sun Valley Community Park offers a Neighborhood Center with a Senior program, Zumba, Martial Arts, and Family Resource Center. The Robert & Norma Fink Sun Valley Pool Complex is enjoyed by all throughout the summer. Beginning June 10th we Dive Into Summer with the grand opening of the pool and extended hours that day, followed by a barbecue and the Disney feature film Inside Out, starting at dusk. A second movie in the park is scheduled for July 15th. For information on pool schedules, pool activities and swim lessons please visit the District website at

The District is now accepting applications for certified lifeguards. For more information or to obtain an application please contact the District at 775-673-2220.


Trustee Joseph Bartstow

District Trustee Joseph Barstow has been involved in the Sun Valley community  for the past 23 years, other than attending the Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, with his wife Angela to prepare for their ministry and become pastors of the H.O.P.E. Church of the Nazarene in Sun Valley. In 1996, Trustee Barstow became Senior Pastor of the church, and has continued as pastor for the past 20 years. The church also operates the Food Pantry of Sun Valley and through that has been able to provide food, clothing, gifts and other items that have helped thousands of local families that have needed assistance.
“I love that Sun Valley parks are so popular and that families and friends are enjoying all that they have to offer.” He commented recently.
He mentions the Sun Valley pool, barbeques and various games in the parks. “If you haven’t experienced our paint ball course or our disk golf course you are in for a treat.” Beyond the recreation Trustee Barstow says he enjoys serving the citizens of Sun Valley in both capacities and as Trustee he works side by side with the community to bring forth the best of what the valley has to offer to all. Born in Chico, California, raised in Carson City and longtime resident of Sun Valley, he and his wife Angela have raised three children and are enjoying their young grandson – and hoping for more.

District Website

The District website contains a considerable amount of information including Board of Trustee meetings, events, the pool and parks, and program schedules. You can also fi employment opportunities, on-line account access, and many other items of interest. Visit our user friendly site today at

Water Quality Report

Due to recent water quality concerns in other states, the District is proud to report that it consistently delivers safe, potable drinking water. The District performs a series of water samples each month and participates in other various sampling tests as required by the State of Nevada. To view the current 2015 Water Quality Report please visit The 2016 Water Quality Report will be available July 1, 2016.

Like Us On Facebook

The District has recently developed a Facebook page. Stay up-to-date on current events, recreation, programs, water quality and other articles of interest. Visit and like our Facebook page to get informed today.

Nevada Senator Debbie Smith

It was with great sorrow to hear the passing of State Senator Debbie Smith. She was always a supporter and champion of Sun Valley, attending many events and giving a voice for us at the Nevada Legislature. She will be missed not only as a highly respected legislator but as a caring, compassionate woman and stellar citizen of the state of Nevada.

The Passing of Barry Bouchard

The District was very sad to hear of the passing of local Barry Bouchard. Editor of Nevada Trends, an online publication of local events and people in the news, Barry was a passionate citizen activist and over the years served on several Washoe County committees. He will be missed.

Dates to Remember

  • April 30 – KTMB Great Community Cleanup
  • May 2 – Swim Lesson Registration Opens
  • May 30 – Memorial Day (District office closed)
  • June 9 – Pool Opens
  • June 10 – Dive Into Summer Event/ Movie in the Park
  • July 4 – Independence Day (District office closed)
  • July 15 – Movie in the Park

The Board of Trustees meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month except for November and December. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information contact the District Office 775-673-2220. For additional information visit the District website at