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The train ride in Reno's Idlewild Park is a fun spring and summer activity enjoyed by kids and families. It is one of many features in Idlewild Park. The ride meanders through a scenic part of the park and goes around one of the ponds.

Train ride in Idlewild Park, Reno, Nevada

The Idlewild Park train ride typically begins its operating season during spring break at the Washoe County School District. In 2019, the train will run daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sunday, April 7 during spring break. After spring break, it will run on weekends only, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Memorial Day. Trains don't run in the event of bad weather. The fare is $2 per person, cash only. Kids 2 and under ride free on an adult lap.

After Memorial Day (May 27, 2019), the train will run every day except Mondays from May 28 through September 2. Two Monday exceptions will be Memorial Day and Labor Day. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

On Friday evenings starting May 17, 2019, the train will be running extended hours during Food Truck Friday - Reno Street Food, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Food Truck Friday is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Getting to Idlewild Park

Idlewild Park is located between Idlewild Drive and a bend in the Truckee River. The main entrance and parking area is Cowan Street from Idlewild Drive. Other parking areas aren't as close, but this is a beautiful park for a stroll if you end up a bit further away. For more information, call (775) 334-2270.

Source: City of Reno Parks, Recreation & Community Services.

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