Recreational Opportunities

Whether you live in Douglas County or are just visiting, our close proximity to Lake Tahoe, Topaz Lake, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the Pinenut Mountains means that a day of fun-filled activity is waiting nearby.

Douglas County has eight parks and a wide variety of recreational activities to enjoy. Parks include: Kahle Community Park, Zephyr Cove Park, Johnson Lane Park, Lampe Park, Ranchos Aspen Park, Topaz Lake Campground, Topaz Ranch Estates Park and Stodick Park. Additional parks are supported by the Towns and General Improvement Districts.

A swim center is located on Highway 88 adjacent to the Douglas High School. This facility has six pools: two outdoor pools, an indoor lap/diving pool, an indoor pool designed for tots, an indoor pool designed for the elderly, and two water slides.

Douglas County also offers a fairgrounds complex. Located off Highway 395, 2 miles down Pinenut Road, this 81-acre complex encompasses a number of wonderful features, including rodeo arena with chutes and pens, a practice arena, 1500 seat grandstand, announcer booth, pavilion, horse barns, concession/restroom buildings, tree farm, and staging area. Model Airplane Complex is a 2-acre site located directly opposite the Fairgrounds, and boasts a 60' x 400' asphalt runway with taxiways for the sport of model airplane flying.

Find Additional Opportunities
The links below will help you find additional recreational opportunities that fits your lifestyle.