From 1990 to 2015, the city operated the 18-hole Rosewood Lakes Golf Course at 6900 Pembroke Dr.
But in 2012, construction of the southeast connector to link Sparks with south Reno split the middle of the golf course, and it closed in 2015.
Since then, the course, which is surrounded by waterways including the Boynton Slough and Steamboat Ditch, has dried up and been taken over by a host of invasive species.
Through fundraising and work by AmeriCorps crew members, the invasive species are slowly being removed. Bird boxes have been installed. A dilapidated bridge has been repaired. And the course’s old putting green is being converted to a pollinator garden.