Parks & Rec Facilities updates name changes

Rafter 3C Arena dedication slated for June 1

Churchill County Parks & Recreation has renamed the facilities at the fairgrounds. For example, the Fairview Arena was formerly the outdoor arena.

Churchill County Parks & Recreation has renamed the facilities at the fairgrounds. For example, the Fairview Arena was formerly the outdoor arena.

With the dedication and official opening of the Rafter 3C Arena on June 1, Churchill County Parks & Recreation is updating the names of its facilities at the fairgrounds to better reflect local heritage.

The county recognizes that it will take time for folks to get used to the new names, so signage will be replaced or installed to help folks remember what to ask for if reserving a facility or organizing a gathering with friends.

The east side of the fairgrounds will be known as the 3C Event Complex and will be primarily used for events. The west side where the ball fields are will be called Oser Regional Park (after the Oser family who donated the land for the park) and be dedicated to playing fields for sports.
3C Event Complex

The RV park becomes Ragtown RV Park and the south end of it will be known as Sandy Run pasture and be used for additional RV parking.

The enclosed barn stalls will be known as the Rawhide Barn Stalls. Adjacent to those stalls is the Elsworth Timer’s Booth at the Lee Green Arena.

The outdoor arena’s new name is the Fairview Arena with its Overland Announcer’s Booth and the Stillwater Timer’s Booth. The main concession stand behind the bleachers of Fairview Arena will be called the Eastgate Concession Stand.

The Dry Gulch keeps its name with no changes.

There is now the Quarter Horse Cutting Arena and its Cut Hut Timer’s Booth.

The main field where the Cantaloupe Festival is held is now the Lonetree Festival Field with its Hay Palace Stage and white Greasewood Pavilion.

The multi-purpose building becomes the Barrel House while the Cottonwood Building keeps its name.

The Parks & Rec Office building is now the Pinion Office. On the east end of that along Sheckler Road is the Pioneer II Challenge Course, the Carlson Climbing Wall and the La Plata Disc Golf Course.

At the south end of the 3C Event Complex, the COVID testing and vaccine site on Miner’s Road becomes the 40 Mile Camp.

The public is invited to attend this community celebration from 1-3 p.m. on June 1 hosted by Churchill County Commissioners Pete Olsen, Greg Koenig and Justin Heath, County Manager Jim Barbee and City of Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford.

Tours will be available of the facility and staff will be on-hand to answer questions from the public and media.

Oser Regional Park
The soccer field becomes the Wonder Field.
The Cal Ripken Baseball Field is located next to the Pop Warner Football and Cheer building.
Former Churchill County High School vice principal and school district trustee Lou Buckmaster lends his name to the football field, while the Babe Ruth baseball field retains its name.
The concession stand at Oser Regional Park is now called Westgate Concessions while the pavilion will be known as Pioneer I Pavilion.
The Liberty Basketball Courts round out the Oser Regional Park facilities.
To reserve any of these facilities, please contact Churchill County Parks & Recreation at 775-423-7733.
Anne McMillin is public information officer for Churchill County.


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