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“The Hive” at Lazy 5 Holds Grand Opening Celebration Saturday


“The Hive at Lazy 5." Image: Carla O'Day
“The Hive at Lazy 5.” Image: Carla O’Day

Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space is scheduled to debut its new public recreation facility during a free public event Saturday in Spanish Springs.

The grand opening of “The Hive at Lazy 5” takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at Lazy 5 Regional Park, 7100 Pyramid Way. The Hive was repurposed from a sand storage building to a 5,000 square-foot facility that can be used for activities that include basketball, pickleball and community events, according to Washoe County.

Donors and project sponsors included Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, Kelly-Moore Paints, Reno Paint Mart, Home Depot and Vegas Asphalt Paving.

A food truck, live music, mobile pub, a basketball shootout, skateboarder show, crafts, martial arts demonstrations, a mural painting, and pickleball demonstrations are among activities planned Saturday. Pickleball is played with paddles and resembles a combination of tennis, table tennis, and badminton.

For more information, call 775-424-1866 or visit https://www.washoecounty.us/parks/index.php.

Carla O'Day
Carla O'Day
Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics. Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.