Placer County Parks and Grounds Division provides construction,
operation and maintenance of County parks, beaches, open space,
landscaped grounds and recreational trails for residents and
Squaw Valley Park
Squaw Valley Park, located at the intersection of Highway 89 and
Squaw Valley Road, offers a variety of activities for everyone!
Enjoy the multi-use trail connecting the park to the Western States
Trail, the Squaw Valley-Tahoe City paved bicycle trail, two tot lot
play areas, pickleball courts, picnic areas or the synthetic turf
soccer field. The area also includes a staging area for numerous
trail events and restroom facilities.
The 30-acre park opened in 2004 and provides recreational
activities for Tahoe area residents and visitors. Park construction
was financed with grant funds, park dedication fees and transient
occupancy fees (fees paid by hotel/motel visitors). The land was
originally owned by the U.S. Forest Service.
Special federal legislation was enacted to authorize the U.S.
Forest Service to sell the land to Placer County. The legislation
was sponsored by U.S. Representative John T. Doolittle with support
from U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. To plan, raise funds for and
construct the park, Placer County worked closely with the North
Lake Tahoe Resort Association, the U.S. Forest Service, Intrawest,
Squaw Valley Municipal Advisory Council and the Squaw Valley Park
Reservations are available for the soccer field at Squaw Valley
Park by contacting the Placer County Parks Division at
530-886-4901. Reservations must be made no less than ten (10)
working days prior to the anticipated event. Reservations are
taken for the soccer field only; all other park facilities are
first come, first served.
Check out the park calendar.
Future Improvement Plans
Placer County Parks and Grounds Division is always working to
enhance the County’s land for future recreational use and
Currently, the Parks and Grounds Division has approval to fund
new, bear-safe recycling containers for 10 beaches along the north
shore of Lake Tahoe. The Division is also seeking approval from the
Board of Supervisors to participate in funding for rehabilitation
of the floating boat docks at the Lake Forest Beach boat ramp and a
portable stage for performing arts and concert events in the north
The County is in the preliminary planning process for a Class 1
trail (10' wide and paved) from the Nevada County/Placer County
border at Truckee to Lake Tahoe. The environmental work for the
first phase of the nine-mile trail system may begin as early as
Conceptual trail map
Continue to check this Web site for developments and