Reno’s downtown area has been going through a Renaissance over the last several years. Many of the areas that once were considered undesirable are now hip and trendy, popular amongst the locals and tourists alike. There are many gourmet eateries and hipster bars, a movie theater, and other fun destinations all within walking/biking reach. As is the case with downtowns in most cities, the dwelling types are usually condo towers and Reno is no different in that regard. There are several condo towers that boast different levels of amenities and creature comforts but they share the same main quality: location, location, location!
Places to know in Downtown
Parks and Recreation
Escape the hustle and bustle of downtown with a quick short trip to one of these parks situated right on the banks of the Truckee River.
- Wingfield Park is an islet on the Truckee River where the rustling of the breeze through the trees and the burbling of the water over the rapids drown out the noise from the city. The amphitheater here host performances throughout the year and is center stage for the Artown Festival every July.
- Barbara Bennett Park has basketball courts, tennis courts, a children’s playground and a good sized lawn. But that terrific wall for playing handball and the whitewater rafting and kayaking make this park unique!
- The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway runs near the two parks above, and right through Brodhead Park which is at the heart of the bikeway. You can ride 12 miles upstream to Verdi, or 8 miles downstream to the eastern city limits of Sparks, or both — the 40-miler!
- Reno Aces Baseball Stadium
- National Bowling Stadium
Shopping, Dining and Entertainment
- The Riverwalk
- Century Riverside Movie Theater
- Silver Legacy
- El Dorado
- Circus Circus
- Booth Elementary School
- Elmcrest Elementary School
- Hunter Lake Elementary School
- Mount Rose Elementary School
- Archie Clayton Pre-AP Academy (Public Middle School)
- Reno High School
- Wooster High School