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Built in 1927 Idlewild is located just west of downtown and right on the Truckee River. The park features several picnic areas, some tennis courts, a bike trail, some lakes and water features and... Read More
Built in 1927 Idlewild is located just west of downtown and right on the Truckee River. The park features several picnic areas, some tennis courts, a bike trail, some lakes and water features and access to the river. There is a Lions Club park for children with a lot of fun equipment and a small train. The Tahoe-Pyramid trail also passes right by the park where you can walk or bike all the way up to Lake Tahoe or down to Pyramid Lake. The park also features a rose garden, public sculptures and the seasonal Idlewild swimming pool. The park has plenty of parking in many areas of the park and is home to many of the area's special events.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Idlewild is a great place for walking and enjoying the river. The children's parks and the sports fields are free.
- Best for Parks Because: Idlewild Park has access to the Truckee River and a few swimming holes.
- Recommended as Best Things to Do Because: Visit the park for Food Truck Fridays during the summer and fill up on local food truck goodies.