Sports & Outdoors

Editors’ Choice

Poop bags in parks

Poop bags in parks

Photo By David Robert

Best place to watch the great American pastime

Peccole Park
University of Nevada, Reno, 348-7225

Well, we know that not much is going on at Moana Stadium besides some semi-pro ball, and it seems that the Reno City Council is going to take its sweet time before making any decisions on a new minor-league park. Therefore, Peccole Park, the home field for the Wolf Pack baseball team, is the only game in town when it comes to seeing high-quality baseball around here. And the team’s pretty good, making a trip to the NCAA tournament every other year or so, on average. A number of former Nevada stars are making The Show these days, so the chances are good you’ll see a future big leaguer in action, too.

Illustration By Kamela Eaton

Best thing to happen to shoes in quite some time

Poop bags, Sparks and Reno parks
Various locations

We’ve noticed something new—and exceptionally wonderful—at local recreation areas including Wingfield Park and the Sparks Marina: doggie-doo bags. The local municipalities are providing these practical containers in little boxes attached to poles, free of charge. The thought behind the bags: If Fido needs to go, clean up after him/her/it. Now, if only more people would be courteous enough to use these bags …

Best contribution to city open spaces

City of Reno’s new parks
Various locations

While the city government has made some questionable calls regarding what to do with the public’s land, officials should be commended for their efforts at bringing more parks to the Biggest Little City. The latest new park is Yori Park, which officially opened Sept. 8 on Yori Way between Gentry Way and Linden Street. Good show. More parks are in the planning stages, and we can only hope that even more are on the way. (Can you say "Mapes Lot"?)