Inspiring Creative, Active Lives for a Healthy Mountain Community
The Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District is a special district of Nevada County in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. The TDRPD has been providing recreation and park services for all members of our community since 1963 with a program participation rate of 75% among Truckee's 17,000 residents.
TDRPD has a history of working with citizen groups to generate volunteers and funding for new facilities.
TDRPD wins CARPD Award for Best Recreation & Park District in California, again!
- Currently working with a citizen group to build a new skate park. To-date the group has raised $100,000+ for the project, see more information here about the proposed Rocker Memorial Skatepark.
- Currently working with a citizen group to build a full size outdoor ice rink, see more information about the Truckee Tahoe Ice Rink Project.
- Currently working with citizen group to complete Phase 5 of the Truckee Bike Park (at a cost of $100,000) with hopes to increase the estimated 45,000 visitations per year
- District received $2.1 million grant from the State of California for the next phase of the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway. Construction to begin in 2017
- Completed and opened the Truckee Community Swimming Pool, a 26,000 sq.ft facility that includes a recreation pool and competition lap pool ($9.2 million total)
- Received $50,000 grant from the Truckee Rotary Community Foundation to install new HVAC systems at our Community Arts Center
- Refinanced District Certificates of Participation for a savings of $165,000 per year and $3.5 million total over the life of the bond
- District raised $1.9 million from community donations to build the Community Swimming Pool
- Truckee Professional Rodeo donated funds to install a sponsor’s deck at the Rodeo Arena ($25,000 total cost)
- District completed a section of the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway from Farad to Puny Dip at a cost of $634,000 with a State of California grant for $425,000 and $209,000 donation from the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway Foundation
- Phase 4 of the Truckee Bike Park was completed with volunteer labor and community donations at a cost of $100,000
- Renovated our former recreation center into a Performing Arts venue with District funds of $200,000 and community donations of $100,000 in services, material and labor
- Working with the Truckee Donner Railroad Society, a miniature riding train was installed at Truckee River Regional Park that's given over 6,000 rides free-of-charge
- Phase 3 of the Truckee Bike Park was completed entirely with volunteer labor and community donations at a cost of $90,000
- In conjunction with and funded by the Truckee Public Art Committee, artistic bike racks were installed at various parks
- Constructed second phase of Truckee Bicycle Pump Track with volunteer labor and community donations with material costs at $60,000 in addition to a District contribution of $15,000
- Constructed one-acre Truckee Bicycle Pump Track (to compliment current BMX track) entirely with volunteer labor and community donations with material costs at $50,000 along with a District contribution of $15,000
- Created a volunteer Public Art Commission which creates public art displays at the Community Recreation Center showcasing adult and youth art on a quarterly basis
District received Best Recreation & Park District in the State of California from the California Association of Recreation & Park Districts
- Constructed 40,000 sq.ft. Community Recreation Center at $7 million under-budget
- New facility includes a two-court gymnasium, indoor running track, exercise equipment, two climbing walls (top-rope and bouldering), preschool/afterschool rooms, dance/exercise rooms, community classrooms, meeting spaces, pro kitchen facilities, District offices, community art displays, various seating areas and fireplaces.
- Funded with grants ($785,000), developer fees, donations ($130,300), and certificates of participation,
the new Community Recreation Center won the CARPD Award for the Best New Facility in the State of California
- Town of Truckee, Truckee Airport District and Truckee Donner Land Trust purchased a local private golf course and donated it to TDRPD at a cost of $3.6 million
- Ponderosa Golf Course is now operated by TDRPD and open to the public at reduced rates
- Received grants and donations to establish a sailing program for youth and adults ($31,000)
- Received grant ($65,000) for Legacy Trail
- Received California Energy Commission grant of $20,000 for energy saving measures
- Completed renovation of Community Pool at Truckee High School
- Bocce ball courts installed at River View Sports Park
- Worked with Truckee Donner Public Utility District to construct a Biomass demonstration building (alternative energy heat source burning wood chips) paid by the utility district at a cost of $250,000, then re-purposed as the TDRPD mechanic's shop
- District negotiated with a developer for the donation of a 14 acre parcel for location of new community center at a value of $3,000,000
District received CARPD Award for the Best Recreation & Park District in the State of California
- Completed Phase 2 of River View Sports Park including two sports fields, bathroom, picnic shelter, parking, playground equipment and a BMX track
- Funded by a loan ($2,000,000 at 2.9%) from the CIEDB and a $490,000 grant from the State Park Bond Act of 2000
The District received the CARPD Award for the Best New Facility in the State of California for the River View Sports Park
- Completed Phase 1 construction of two fields at River View Sports Park, funded entirely by mitigation fees and with land donated by Sanitation Agency on a long term lease (valued at $1,000,000)
- Partnered with Children’s Museum to build interactive museum and indoor playground ($400,000 from grants and donations)
- District staff built an outdoor ice rink with refrigeration equipment, dasher boards, and flooring purchased from other closed ice rinks (saving $100,000 in startup costs)
- Built a handicap-accessible fishing pier ($131,000) with grant from Fish and Game, providing the only handicap-accessible fishing pier in Reno/Tahoe region
- Built only the second park district-owned skate park in California by negotiating with contractor to save $100,000