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July is Parks Make Life Better Month

The City Parks and Recreation Department is participating in the California Parks and Recreation Society statewide campaign celebrating the month of July as “Parks Make Life Better” month by partnering with several local groups to offer a variety of events designed to promote the many benefits of our parks as well as strengthen the community through people, parks, and programs. Please join us at the following locations to celebrate programs that highlight recreation, history, culture, wildlife, and natural healing benefits of City parks and open spaces. These programs are free of charge however donations to the program sponsor are encouraged.

Parks Make Life Better Month - Event Schedule

Program Topic Program Sponsor Location When Who
Lake Tahoe 
History Talks
Lake Tahoe 
Historical Society
Lakeview Commons Every Tuesday 
July 6th-27th / 7-8 pm
All Ages
Tune Up Tuesdays Bijou Bike Park
Association / TAMBA
Bijou Bike Park Every Tuesday
July 13th-27th / 6-7 pm
All Ages
Forest Bathing/
Nature Therapy
Felix Brosch/
Bijou Park Gazebo Wednesday, July 7th 
8-9 pm
12+ years

Introduction to
Disc Golf
South Tahoe
Disc Golf Association 
Bijou Park 
Disc Golf Course 
Wednesday, July 14th
3-5 pm
All Ages
Bike Park Education
& Skills Demonstration
Bijou Bike Park
Association / TAMBA
Bijou Bike Park Friday, July 16th
6-8 pm
All Ages
Nature Hike/
Bird Identification
Tahoe Institute for
Natural Science
Bijou Park 
Kiwanis Gazebo
Tuesday, July 20th
9-11 am
5-12 years
Forest Bathing/
Nature Therapy
Felix Brosch/
Bijou Park
Kiwanis Gazebo
Wednesday, July 21st
7:30-8:30 pm
12+ years

Movie in the Park City of SLT
Parks Foundation
Bijou Park Lawn Wednesday, July 28th
8:45 pm
All Ages

Event Details

Tuesday, July 13th Lake Tahoe History Talk - Sponsored by Lake Tahoe Historical Society

This week’s Tahoe History Talks on the Beach will be with author, radio host, writer Robin Holabird who will share the movie scene at Lake Tahoe. She was also the Nevada film commissioner so knows all the fun details! Ex: What do Whitney Houston, Ryan Reynolds, Tom Cruise, and Elizabeth Taylor all have in common? They all made movies in the region. The event is free though donations are accepted. 

Tune-Up Tuesdays – Sponsored by Bijou Bike Park Association and TAMBA

This weekly event, every Tuesday from 6-7 pm, is open to the public where organizers perform basic maintenance and show people the proper care of the riding surfaces. This event is free.  

Intro to Disc Golf – Sponsored by South Tahoe Disc Golf Association

Disc Golf Association volunteers will be on hand to offer instruction and demonstrate the sport of disc golf to beginners interested in learning the fun sport of disc golf. This event is free. 

Bike Park Education and Skills Demonstration – Sponsored by Bijou Bike Park Association and TAMBA

Sponsors will provide a small demo with volunteer riders and also share some basic bike maintenance tips. This event is free.  

New Recreation and Aquatics Center Project

The City of South Lake Tahoe is in the design process for the construction of a new Recreation and Aquatics Center and is seeking public input and participation. Please click on the link provided to take a survey and learn how you can participate in upcoming public meetings. Feel free to forward the link to your organization database, friends, and family. Thank you for helping to shape the future of recreation in South Lake Tahoe.

Public Participation:

The mission of South Lake Tahoe Recreation Services is to work
collaboratively and inspire accessible and engaging recreation
experiences throughout the South Shore.

Our programs are designed to provide a safe, fun and memorable
experience for residents and visitors of South Lake Tahoe.

To learn more about facilities, parks, programs and services
please use the menu to the left of the page and select the
category of interest.

Enjoy the Tahoe Playground,
The Recreation Services Team ~ Cheryl, Lauren, Kelley and Darci

  1. Lauren Thomaselli

    Lauren Thomaselli

    Parks and Recreation Director

  2. Kelley Edwards

    Kelley Edwards

    Recreation Manager

  3. James Steed

    Maintenance Manager Parks

  4. Recreation & Swim Pool Complex

    Physical Address
    1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150