The 2 mile loop around the Sparks Marina Park Lake makes for a pleasant run, with good water and mountain views. Sparks is a town about 5 miles east of Reno. There is an easy to follow path, mainly paved, around the lake, which is popular for fishing, diving, boating, and volleyball. A great spot for swimming in warm weather. Easy parking, or bus access from Reno. There’s a casino on the west end of the park and a shopping mall on the east end.
- 2 mile (3.2 km) loop
- Anywhere on path
- Numerous access points. A bus runs from downtown Reno
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An easy scenic path with restaurants and shopping.