Truckee River Whitewater Park at Wingfield Park is open year-round and free to the public for kayaking, canoeing, inner tubing and whitewater rafting. It is situated in the heart of downtown Reno's 24-hour hotel-casino district and encircles Wingfield Park, an island with an amphitheater and foot bridges that link the island with the Riverwalk. The Riverwalk District includes a unique collection of shops, restaurants, parks, cultural venues, and a family-friendly bike route.
The whitewater park was built in 2003 with 11 drop pools that provide channels for freestyle kayaking and slalom racing, as well as grouted rocks and boulders for spectators to sit in the sun and watch the action. The park is home of the popular Reno River Festival each May, which draws top-ranking kayakers to the compete in the fresh, clean river water that flows downstream from Lake Tahoe. For more details about the Festival, please visit www.renoriverfestival.com.