Sparks Marina Park
With walking paths, trees and sandy beaches surrounding a 77 acre Lake. With walking paths, trees and sandy beaches surrounding a 77-acre lake, the Sparks Marina Park located at 300 Howard Drive is a great place for an outing! The Marina contains an estimated 1 billion gallons of water with a naturally occurring aquifer that replenishes the lake with 2 to 3 million gallons of fresh water daily. All this water is put to good use for recreational activities from windsurfing and sailing to swimming and scuba diving to fishing and boating. Additional activities and facilities include a lineup of special events, a dog park, volleyball courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, and showers. A concession stand is also open during the summer months.
Fishing – Fishing hours are one hour before sunrise to two hours after sunset. The daily possession limit is three game fish of which not more than two may be black bass. Use of live bait fish is prohibited. Catch and release fishing is encouraged with the use of artificial flies or lures with only one barbless hook (fish must be returned to the water unharmed). Please take your fish home to clean them. Fishing is regulated by the State of Nevada Regulations and is prohibited in swimming and diving areas. Fishing regulations are available where fishing licenses are sold as well as at the agency listed below: – See more at: http://cityofsparks.us/residents/parks-and-facilities/sparks-marina#sthash.TP33ebwH.dpuf
State of Nevada Division of Wildlife
1100 Valley Road
Reno, NV 89512
Scuba divers must check in with the Park Ranger before and after diving. Scuba diving alone is prohibited. Scuba diving is prohibited near the family swimming area. A scuba diver flag must be displayed at all times a diver is in the water. Boats involved in tethered scuba-diving activities must display an Alpha flag. Only certified divers or students with a certified instructor are permitted to dive. All scuba classes must be approved by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Only boats without motors or boats with electric motors are permitted in the park. Operation of all boats must be in compliance with all State of Nevada and United States Coast Guard boating statutes and regulations. Docking of water vessels is permitted at the hand launch beach only. Life preservers are required equipment for anyone boating. Information on lifejacket requirements is provided in the Nevada Boat Act.