We are citizens concerned about putting a high school on our beloved Wildcreek Golf Course. We are citizens concerned about maintaining and improving the quality of life for ourselves and future generations. Regardless of where you reside in our community, Wildcreek Golf Course is a public treasure that adds to the quality of life of all our citizens.
It took decades, millions of man hours and tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars to develop and support Wildcreek. If we stand by and let uncaring public officials destroy this beloved treasure, it can never be replaced.
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4701 Wedekind Road
Sparks, NV 89431
No citizen is an island entirely of itself: every citizen is a piece of our community, a part of the whole. If one citizen of our community be diminished by disinterested unthinking public officials, every citizen of Reno, Sparks and Washoe County is the lesse, as well as if our whole community were, as well as if our current and future family, friends, employees were. Any citizen's loss diminishes me and you, because we live here and pay taxes here.
And therefore, don't ask who the losers of this poorly thought out plan is: it is all of us.
Concerned members of our community have formed a group called “SAVE WILDCREEK’ to save our beautiful Wildcreek Golf Course and encourage the Washoe County School District to build a proposed high school in a safer and better suited area where the community is experiencing increased growth.
Wildcreek Golf Course provides not only affordable public golf in a central location, but also provides a beautiful, calming, scenic open space for our whole community who visit it or drive by it as they travel between Sparks and Reno.
The Washoe County School District plans to build its first new high school, a “mega” high school of 2500 students on approximately 60 acres of Wildcreek Golf Course. All students from Hug High School will be transferred here along with approximately 1000 students from Sun Valley, Spanish Springs and Sparks High School. This will be a commuter school in a place where traffic is already horrendous.
The Washoe County School District has stated that they have not considered any other location for this high school even though this is not where the population growth is occurring.
It has been stated at presentation meetings that students at Hug High School have been “left behind” and deserve to move from the current location to this more desirable Wildcreek area.
Hug is to be repurposed into a technical high school at a cost of $20,000,000 to 25,000,000. This cost along with the new a “mega” school at Wildcreek is not what most of us envisioned that WC-1 was for.
Is this a wise use of our WC-1 tax dollars?
All Washoe County students deserve excellence in education which includes technical education, but this plan fails to take into consideration at the minimum following very troubling issues:
1. Traffic: Horrendous traffic on McCarran near Wildcreek all day and especially early morning and after 3:00 p.m. 2500 students plus faculty in and out every day and at many other events proposed by the school district at Wildcreek is dangerous and problematic for the traveling community.
2. Flooding: There have been at least 3 major floods in the last several decades that have severely impacted Wildcreek Golf Course and the nearby community which is the reason the City of Sparks wanted a Golf Course at Wildcreek many years ago to mitigate flood damage to the community south/southeast of this area. Re-engineering this area by the school district will be necessary and very expensive. Is this a wise use of our WC-1 tax dollars?
3. The Flight Path: Wildcreek has been designated as an area for the Reno Airport’s flight path which mitigates several issues like noise and safety. Where will the airport move this area? Is this a safe area for 2500 student plus faculty and staff
4. Habitat: Wildcreek is an open space with extensive wildlife. Many species of birds reside there... Hawks nest there. Several deer resided there last summer. Toads, marmots, rabbits, squirrels, fish and many other animals call it their home.
5. Costs: Costs for buying and building at Wildcreek will be much more expensive than on virgin land or vacant city property. This land is very valuable and the following will need to be done: extensive excavation of the golf course with buildings; replacing soils that are documented not conducive to construction; re-engineering for major flood control that the course is already designed to handle; special stadium lighting for the flight path; triple paned windows and extreme soundproofing of school buildings. The Washoe County School District has a fiduciary duty to use our money wisely and not waste it.
Please join us in writing, calling or emailing our school board and other government official that will need to approve the proposed Wildcreek Plans. We are providing some important contact information in this pamphlet. You can read more at our website: Savewildcreek.com. We would love to have you join us in our efforts to SAVE WILDCREEK for our community and future generations along with giving our students a safer and more desirably located high school. Thank you.
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4701 Wedekind Road, Sparks, Nevada 89431, United States
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday
7:00 - 8:30 PM