The City of Elko takes great pride in being able to provide the community with such  diverse recreation programs and facilities to meet the needs and interests of all. Community Parks are intended to serve a broader representation of the general public, centrally located and accessible by a variety of public transportation routes, and may consist of swimming pools, athletic fields, community recreational centers, and a complex of indoor and/or outdoor recreational facilities and activity areas that have community wide orientation.




Parks and Recreation

James Wiley

723 Railroad Street
Elko, NV 89801
(775)777-7264 fax

Park Department
Parks Superintendent
Joe Carr

1435 Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801
(775)777-7265 fax

Recreation Department
Recreation Director

Dawn Leyva

723 Railroad Street
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 777-7260
(775) 777-7264 fax

Ruby View Golf Course
Golf Maintenance Superintendent
Brian Mickels

2100 Ruby View Dr.
Elko, NV 89801
(775)777-7209 fax

Swimming Pool
Pool Manager
Nikki Moore

1501 College Avenue
Elko, NV 89801
(775)777-7298 fax










A standard daily reservation fee of $50-$150 for any designated space within the parks for all groups of people.

  • This fee includes the reservation of the space and tables permanently located in that area.
  • Events that occur over multiple days must pay a reservation fee to reserve the area for each day of the event including setup and takedown.
  • Events that use multiple areas of the parks will be required to reserve each area and pay a separate fee for each area that will be used for the event.

Groups of 500 or more people will be required to submit a Park Reservation Application a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the event and meet with Parks Department Staff for event approval and coordination.
Groups of 500 or more people will be required to pay a security deposit of $500.00. The deposit will be returned following the event if the following conditions are met to the satisfaction of the Parks Superintendent or approved designee.

  • All trash in the area has been cleared and placed in the available receptacles. If additional receptacles will be necessary, they are to be provided by the organizer of the event.
  • There is no damage to turf, trees, BBQ grills, shelters, irrigation systems, or other amenities.

Because of the extremely high use and popularity of the Elko Park facilities, reservations must be made to assure availability on the day and at the time you wish to schedule your function. All functions and special event reservations are made with the recreation office.

During the summer months Elko Parks are filled to capacity for picnics, family gatherings, sports activities and special events. We are happy to see so many people in our community taking advantage of our beautiful facilities.

Parks are public assets. Our tax dollars pay for the development, improvements and maintenance of these areas. Vandalism at our public parks is on the rise. Everyone loses when our parks and facilities fall victim to this type of crime. These activities are committed by individuals of all ages. Unfortunately, the perpetrators are not always caught in the act. Vandals destroy City property without care.

Thousands of your tax dollars are spent each year to repair vandalism. This money is taken from parks maintenance accounts previously allocated to other projects. This seriously lessens our ability to provide much needed improvements and normal maintenance to our parks. Many man-hours are spent repairing and replacing items when they should be used for maintaining and improving our current levels of service.

If you see someone damaging park property, we encourage you to call the Elko Police Department. These activities are a crime against everyone and cannot be accepted. Become involved. Let's keep our City parks safe and beautiful for all of us to enjoy.

We are looking forward to an action packed summer season. Please feel free to come and visit us soon. We will be happy to answer your questions and listen to your suggestions. Play hard, play safe!

Equipment rental is also available. Those who wish to use the park are not required to pay a user fee, however, should a party reserve that particular park area, those who have not paid the park user fee and received a copy of the application will have to relocate.

  Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Fun Factory Latchkey?
A: Fun Factory is a before and/or after school recreation program.    

Q: What ages does Fun Factory serve?
A: Kindergarten thru 6th grades.

Q: Why do we not take under 5 years of age?
A: Our programs are held within the schools, so children are required to be registered in school in order to attend Fun Factory.

Q: Where can I get information about Little League, Soccer, Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, etc.?
A: Call Dawn at (775) 777-7260 or email and she can supply a contact name and number.

Q: How do I go about reserving a park for a picnic?
A: You can obtain a park reservation application from this web site, call Dawn at (775) 777-7260, or pick one up at 723 Railroad Street.

Q: Where can I get a Summer Recreation Activities Guide?
A: You can obtain it from this web site or you can pick one up from the Recreation Office, 723 Railroad Street, City Hall, 1751 College Avenue, Elko Co. Library, 720 Court Street, Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Idaho Street, Museum, Idaho Street, and many other businesses in the area.

Q: How can my family and I become involved with the recreation events?
A: Contact the City of Elko Recreation Department at (775) 777-7260 or print the application from this website and mail it to the City of Elko Recreation Department, 723 Railroad Street, Elko, NV 89801.