Parks & Recreation Department

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Due to public health guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on March 16, 2020, the City of Elko is announcing the following closures and/or cancellations within the Parks and Recreation Department:

  • Effective March 18, 2020, the City of Elko Swimming Pool will be closed through April 19, 2020. 
  • Effective March 18, 2020, all Park Reservations have been cancelled through April 19, 2020.  Refunds will be issued and/or events may be rescheduled through the Parks and Recreation Department. 
  • All Easter Egg Hunts scheduled in April have been cancelled (City of Elko and VFW).
  • The April 10, 2020 “Toast to Art” event has been cancelled. 
  • The April 17, 2020 “Family Skate Night” has been cancelled. 

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

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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.

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 availble.  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 Elko Explorers?
A: Elko Explorers is a before and/or after school recreation program. 
Q: What ages does Elko Explorers serve?
A: Kindergarten thru 6th grades. 
Q: Where can I get information about Little League, Soccer, Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, etc.?
A: Call (775) 777-7260 or email and they can supply a contact name and number.

Q: How do I go about reserving a park for a picnic?
A: You can reserve a park online from this web site, or call (775) 777-7260, or inquire 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.