Due to poor air quality in Carson City from wildfire smoke in the region, Carson City may close some parks and recreation facilities for the safety of the public and employees. The sites that will primarily be affected by this include the Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range and the outdoor pool at the Carson Aquatic Facility. City staff will evaluate the AQI (Air Quality Index) and the daily forecast each morning and determine whether or not facilities can remain safely open. If the AQI is at 150 or higher, the facilities will be closed to the public. All other facilities will remain open as scheduled.
The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range will not have City staff on site to provide oversight for public shooting in instances of poor air quality, so the Range gate will be closed when the AQI is above 150. Range reservation groups that provide their Range Safety Officers for their own private/non-profit events or activities will be allowed to use the facility at their discretion.
Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department will be posting closures on the following sites:
Carson City Parks and Recreation Facebook
For further information about closure of the Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range and outdoor swimming pool, please contact Parks Administration at (775)887-2262 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.