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Virginia Lake Park

Address: Lakeside Drive at Brinkby Avenue, Reno, NV 89503
Phone Number: +1 775 334 2260
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Ranked #16 of 51 Attractions in Reno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks

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Mendocino
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I love seeing all the various migrating birds at the lake. Unfortunately, the drought has caused avian botulism and many have died as fresh water couldn't supply enough to stem the disease. Very sad.

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Reno, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We do go to this park quite often as I enjoy the walking trail all around the park. It is a decent walk for me and my dogs at about a mile or so, with playgrounds and benches to stop along the way. There is an island in the middle of the lake and lots and lots of birds so... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For visitors, this park is not easy to see but easy to find. It is near the Peppermill Casino. It's a great place to walk. It is 1 mile around Virginia Lake, so it is perfect for walking. Their are ducks, geese, and a swan in the lake. The setting is tranquil, and there is a great place for children... More 

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Winston, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been visiting Virginia Lake Park for the past 67 years. I have not lived in NV for 50 years, so it always a trip back in time for me. Love it. The island is picturesque. The waterfowl are always welcome. Love going there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The lake is pretty cool but the water is very dirty and gross. There is a swan there that is very beautiful and the birds follow people a lot. The park is pretty good for the kids, it's pretty well kept.

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Titusville, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Loved this area did many 5 mile runs around Virginia Lake and plenty of outdoor fun...Lived close by there so I spent many days there loved being outside...miss those days..

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Concord, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This lake is a short distance from the Peppermill. The lake is very low of water now, but there's still some ducks and geese swimming around. The lake is 1 mile around and is easy walking. It's a good place to take your dog for a walk. There's also a play ground there for the children. There's also picnic tables... More 

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Reno NV
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The neighborhood is not the best, lots of unsavory characters creeping around the lake and park. I won't take my child there. It's a shame, there's lots of ducks he would love to see and feed.

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Nice little lake, great for morning walks! They are doing some construction on East side of lake, but wasn't a terrible distraction.

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We came across the park while driving around Reno one afternoon. As soon as we saw it we stopped got out and enjoyed a lap around the lake. The locals were friendly and the park well maintained.

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