Lazy 5 Regional Park in Spanish Springs, Nev. is opening its uniquely designed “Hive” recreational facility to the public and throwing a big party on April 13th to celebrate. Creatively repurposed from a sand and salt storage dome to a recreational facility for the public, “The Hive” will be available for open gym use as well as private event/use rentals beginning April 13, 2019.
On a beautiful day, the Hive’s large garage doors remain open to the fresh air and look out towards the park’s bustling skate park, high desert landscape, and distant backdrop of Mount Rose. Inside, the ceiling is an unforgettably unique structure of wood panels and beams creating the “bee-hive” like shape (hence the name, “The Hive”). The freshly paved and painted floors are ready for a good game of basketball or pickleball. Despite little funding for this project, bleachers, nets, paint, pavement, and other basic materials were made possible with the help of local donors and supporters. The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® sponsored the 2018 Build a Better Block program, which provided $2,500 in funding to help create a new public space by transforming an underused or unused space into a community meeting place that will be accessible to everyone. In addition, KTMB, Kelly-Moore Paints, Reno Paint Mart, The Home Depot, and Vega Asphalt Paving also made contributions that allowed the opening of the Hive possible.
Washoe County Regional Parks & Open Space is commemorating the grand opening of the 5,000 sq. ft. facility by hosting a fun community event for the whole family to explore the Hive’s potential and interactively learn about its recreational opportunities. The event, which will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as many recreational demonstrations and performances including: a pickleball lesson and demonstration by the Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club, a karate demonstration by Dalhaus Martial Arts students, and a skateboarding demonstration by the Classic Skate Shop team of Reno. The Rangers at Lazy 5 Park will also be leading a fun public basketball shootout game on the new court. Meanwhile, the Jazettes will be performing their lovely all-female jazz pizazz throughout the event; Paisan’s Food Truck will be selling delicious hot subs and other Old World deli items in addition to fresh cold beers on tap; Reed High School will be live painting a mural of Reno/Sparks cultural activities along the Hive’s outer walls; and there will be multiple community partners tabling from Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, local Boy Scout troop #46, Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club, Washoe County Senior Services, and more. Did we mention there will also be a kids crafting and face painting station?
The Grand Opening Celebration of the Hive at Lazy 5 is obviously not one to miss and will be a great opportunity to learn more about the Park’s new public recreation facility and what it has to offer.
Grand Opening Celebration of “The Hive” at Lazy 5
What: Grand Opening Celebration of The Hive public recreation facility at Lazy 5 Regional Park including a ribbon cutting ceremony, live music, pickleball demos, skateboard demos, karate demos, a public basketball shootout game, a food truck, a mobile pub, a kids craft & facepainting station, live mural painting, and many community organization tables.
When: Saturday, April 13th, 2019 11am-2pm
Where: Lazy 5 Regional Park at 7100 Pyramid Highway Sparks, NV 89436 (adjacent to the Spanish Springs Skate Park)
Details: The event is free and open to all community members
For more information, contact the Ranger Office at Lazy 5 Regional Park at (775) 424-1866, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.washoecountyparks.com