Paradise Park Ponds
Map of Paradise Park Ponds
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1958, the late Roger Teglia purchased the gravel pit that was to become
Paradise Park Ponds. Rainbow trout were
successfully reared there and then sold to anglers. In 1964, the ponds and adjacent property were
sold to the City of Reno; it is run by the Parks, Recreation, and Community
Services Department. The Nevada
Department of Wildlife has stocked the ponds since 1965 primarily with rainbow
trout. Between 1997 and 1998, the north
and south ponds were deepened and sealed, and an aeration system was installed
to keep the pond oxygenated.
Paradise Pond complex consists of two large ponds and two small ponds that accumulate
about 24 surface acres. The larger ponds
are about 18 feet deep and have numerous boulder structures that enhance fish
habitat. The ponds have been stocked
with rainbow and brown trout, bluegill, and channel catfish. Bait fishing for trout with nightcrawlers or
Power Bait is best, but throwing small spinners or spoons also produces
fish. On occasion, large channel catfish
have been caught. Accessible fishing
piers are found at the north and south ponds.
No special regulations apply.
Paradise Park is located in the City of Reno on the corner of Oddie Boulevard and Silverada. From US 395, take the Oddie Blvd. exit and travel east for approximately 1 mile, the ponds are on the south side of the road.