The North Tahoe Regional Park (download the map here) is located at 6600 Donner Road, one mile west of Highway 267 and one mile north of Highway 28 in Tahoe Vista. The Regional Park encompasses approximately 124 acres of predominantly active recreational activities. Surrounding the Regional Park on three sides are accessible public lands offering users a more passive recreational experience.
Pets are allowed in the North Tahoe Regional Park and on the trails but are prohibited from all athletic fields (grass and turf) for health and safety reasons. Dogs must be leashed and owners must pick up after their pets to ensure enjoyment for all park users. Responsible pet owners will make it possible for pets to continue to enjoy the park in the years to come! Horses are not permitted in the Regional Park.
There is a parking fee of $5 per car for use of the North Tahoe Regional Park. However, those with a North Tahoe Resident's Benefit Sticker do not pay. District residents pay an annual assessment on their property taxes which supports the maintenance and operation of the Park. Get more information on the Resident's Benefit Program.
Facilities & Reservations
Most of the facilities at the North Tahoe Regional Park are available for rent to District residents and the general public. Applications and rental rates for each facility are presented in PDF form below their descriptions. If you have any questions regarding facility rentals please call our main office at (530) 546.4212 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUBLIC SPECIAL EVENTS
A public special event is any event with 50 or more people where a monetary amount is charged for participation. (Weddings, BBQs and family reunions are not considered public special events.) Please note there is a $200 nonrefundable administrative fee due with an application for a public special event.
The Ramada is a covered picnic area that seats 100 and provides excellent views of the Lake. It is adjacent to the children's playground making it a great venue for family gatherings. The Ramada is used for family reunions, rehearsal dinners and other large group gatherings. Amenities include a BBQ area with 12 picnic tables (3 feet by 8 feet), running water and electricity. For more information and pricing for renting the North Tahoe Regional Park Ramada, please click on the links below:
BALLFIELDS AND MULTIPURPOSE FIELD
The District maintains 2 fields as softball fields, 1 baseball field and a grassy field which is used for soccer, football and a variety of other uses. The ball fields and the grassy field area are available for rent. For more information and pricing for renting the ball fields, please click on the links below:
TURF SOCCER FIELD
This all-weather artificial turf field is available for rent by those wishing to run leagues or camps or on a first come, first served basis for pickup games. The field is lined for full field play and for cross field play, allowing two "short" field games to be going on at one time. The field is artificial turf which means it will be ready to play as soon as the snow melts. Due to health concerns, animals are not permitted on the field. For more information and pricing for renting the North Tahoe Regional Park Soccer Field, please click on the links below:
THOMAS LLEWELYN SCOUT AREA
The Scout area is available for rent to Boy and Girl Scout troops or other Youth Groups during the summer and winter months. It features rustic camping areas and fire rings. A log structure is available for group gatherings or use by Scout Leaders. District resident Eric Rienstra organized a cleanup project for the Scout Area as part of his Eagle Scout project in Spring 2004. For more information and pricing for renting the Thomas Llewellyn Scout Area, please click on the link below:
There are 5 tennis courts available for rent or on a first come-first served basis.
The District currently has no one under contract to run the tennis program at the North Tahoe Regional Park Tennis Courts. If you are interested in setting up a program at our facility, please call our Parks & Facilities Manager, Tracey Towner, at (530) 546.4212 or send an email to email@example.com. For more information and pricing for renting the tennis courts, please click on the link below:
DISC GOLF COURSE
The 18 hole Disc Golf Course at the North Tahoe Regional Park was constructed in the summers of 2006 and 2007 thanks to many volunteers that spearheaded the labor and raised money to make this project happen. At least two tournaments are held each year utilizing the course. Download map of the course. The Disc Golf Course is free to the public however there is a fee to hold a tournament. NTPUD Resident rate is $50/day per tournament and non-resident rate is $250/day. Please complete the Special Event Application below to rent the Disc Golf Course for a tournament:
HIKING & BIKING TRAILS
The North Tahoe Regional Park has a variety of trails available for hiking and biking, from gently nearly flat trails to steep uphill and downhill trails. The trails are all listed on the North Tahoe Regional Park map. Standard trail courtesy applies, bikes should yield to hikers.
While there are some challenging ascents and descents, the majority of the trail system is a good introduction to mountain biking for those that have never tried it and also a quick, fun ride through a beautiful trail system for experience bikers. These trails have been used for races in the past so they offer something for all ability levels. Bikes are available for rent at a number of stores in downtown Kings Beach and Tahoe Vista. The Pine Drop Bike Path also connects to the North Tahoe Regional Park.
INTERPRETIVE NATURE TRAIL
Interpreted along this ¾ mile trail are Sierra native flora, common forest systems and key points of interest.
Sierra forests contain some of the most beautiful flora found anywhere. Dominated by conifers (cone bearing trees), the Sierra forests contain some of the largest, tallest and oldest trees in the world. Their variety, combination and multitudes are seldom matched.
Situated in the "Canadian life zone," the park offers a well represented example of a typical Sierra forest. During the development of the interpretive trail, focus was specific to native flora, emphasizing common factors affecting Sierra ecosystems.
While walking the nature trail, you may observe the difference between a Jeffrey pine and a Ponderosa pine. You will pass a burnt cedar stump from fires long past. You will walk through a ghost forest where displays interpret the ecosystem. You will learn what squirrels, birds and bears like to eat. You may even see a red-tailed hawk, Chickadee or Stellar Jay. You may learn how Native Americans used the Sierra plants for food. Illustrations will show you how soil is formed, why plants grow the way they grow and how the lumber industry has affected this area.
This trail was developed and constructed by the North Tahoe Parks Department. The Nature Trail is in need of some repair and updating, if you or your organization is interested in taking on this project, please contact the District
"TAHOE UNLEASHED" DOG PARK - COMING SOON
An off-leash dog park has been approved for a site at the North Tahoe Regional Park. Nonprofit organization Dog Day in the Park is spearheading the fundraising efforts and has raised $25,000 to date to go towards construction of the park. Dog Day in the Park's mission is to build and help maintain fenced, environmentally friendly, off-leash dog parks in the Tahoe/Truckee community. Visit their website and Facebook page to stay in the loop for fundraising events and volunteer opportunities.
Leash Cutting Ceremony
"Oh give us a home ,
Where the coyotes don't roam,
And doggies can play,
(poem by Park Bechdolt)
And that's exactly what the creation of the Tahoe Unleashed Dog Park will be – a safe place to play. Our four-legged friends led the groundbreaking ceremony for the dog park at the 4th annual Dog Day in the Park on September 7, 2014 at the North Tahoe Regional Park (NTRP), in Tahoe Vista. Once their leashes were cut by President Pam Berger, the doggies starting digging giving a helping paw to the building of their safe playground.
Placer County 5th District Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery, NTPUD Board members John Bergmann, Sue Daniels and Phil Thompson were on hand to cheer on all two-legged and four-legged volunteers at the ceremony. Supervisor Montgomery said that the two most frequent complaints/inquiries she hears about animals from her constituents are, "Why don't we have more enforcement of the leash laws in Tahoe and where can we take our dog's for off-leash play?" She believes this 2+ acre park is a win-win for everyone. The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a $232,000 park mitigation fee grant. The funds from the grant will not only be used for the dog park but also to help off-set the cost of new ADA bathrooms and paved ramps within the NTRP.
John Bergmann shared with the public the over-whelming grass roots volunteer effort to get this project off the ground in record time. Dog Day in the Park is just the latest privately driven volunteer group that has led to park improvements such as the improved children's playground, disc golf and baseball field #5. All projects have been accomplished through private sector/public entity partnerships.
Dog Day in the Park has thus far raised approximately $25,000 towards their commitment of $62,000 in funding for the Tahoe Unleashed Dog Park. President Pam Berger's goal is that this time next year the gates of the park will be open and the leashes will be off!