Our Community

Our beautiful and family-oriented city of more than 101,000 residents is located in the Truckee Meadows between the Carson and Virginia Mountain Ranges at an elevation of nearly 4,500 feet, less than an hour from Lake Tahoe.  We share our beautiful valley on the eastern slope of the Sierra with our neighbor to the west, Reno.  Our climate is mild, with lots of sun, low humidity and rainfall, and a full four seasons.  Summer and winter outdoor activities abound! Sparks is in proximity to prominent higher-education institutions to include the University of Nevada, Reno, a Tier One university. Since the 1990’s Sparks has grown tremendously, offering residents and visitors a wide array of services and activities. Quality of life is cited as one of the main reasons people relocate to the Sparks area.

The City of Sparks is a full-service city, dedicated to serving our great citizens. In a recent comprehensive plan review, Sparks was described, by its citizens, as having all the needed amenities, but still having the small hometown feel.

For more information about the City of Sparks, go to the City of Sparks website at http://cityofsparks.us/

Our Community

How We Serve

18

Neighborhood Watch Groups

86,870

Calls for service in 2020

39

Senior phone patrol members

858

Received advocacy services

7,200

Hours from volunteers

Notice regarding COVID-19

Effective Monday February 1, 2021: Sparks Police will return to normal operations. An appointment is required for ID services - please call (775) 353-2243. The health and safety of our community and our staff members are of the utmost importance. For more information please contact the Records Division at (775) 353-2279

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