Sometimes, the best playgrounds are the ones found in our backyard. The Tahoe Regional Park is located just one mile from The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, and offers 124 acres of pure fun. So, what can you do at the North Tahoe Regional Park during your next visit? Here are a few of our favorite things:
Zip Through the Trees
The Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park operates its Tahoe Vista location out of the North Tahoe Regional Park. Suitable for people of all athletic abilities ages 5+, the Treetop Adventure Park offers 9 courses consisting of 54 obstacle bridges and challenges and 39 ziplines. The courses are made up of challenges connected with ziplines, and are between 10 and 50 feet off of the ground. Each session lasts 2.5 hours, enough time to have plenty of fun in the trees. Reservations are recommended.
Go Take a Hike
The North Tahoe Regional Park offers miles of trails through the massive Tahoe pines and firs to explore. Get a little lost, and learn a little something next time that you visit. To learn more about the local flora and fauna, enjoy the Interpretive Nature Trail, a self-guided 3/4 mile tour with educational placards. Start identifying where those massive pine cones you see all over Tahoe are coming from. Learn what species that bird is that you hear chirping outside of your window. It’s a great feeling to learn a little bit more about the place you’re visiting.
Swing, Play, and Slide
The playground at the North Tahoe Regional Park is great for kids–and we’re not gonna lie, it can be pretty fun for adults too. Let your kids burn some energy or find your inner child next time you visit.
Baseball, soccer, and lacrosse fields are all available at the park. The turf soccer/lacrosse field is open most of the year, thanks to the synthetic grass and a snow pusher purchased by the PUD. The tennis and pickleball courts will help you to hone your skills at altitude. Bring your ball, bat, or racket and have some friendly competition at the park.
The Regional Park offers an amazing and scenic disc golf course through the Tahoe pines. This course offers great views and 18 holes of disc golf fun. Bring your discs and check it out.
Head over to the park for fun year-round! Miles of groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails offer breathtaking views of the snowy Tahoe forest. There is also a small sledding area, great for some winter fun. The playgrounds and the turf lacrosse/soccer field are also fun year-round. The Treetop Adventure Course is open weekends and daily during holiday periods in the winter months as well.