Automatic security gate installed at Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range

An automatic security gate will be activated at the Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range beginning Friday evening.

The gate is on Rifle Range Road approximately one mile from the range. It will automatically close at dusk and re-open at dawn.

The gate’s installation and its hours of operation are to protect the facility from vandalism along with controlling unauthorized access, inappropriate uses, and illegal dumping after dark.

The solar-powered gate is equipped with in-road sensor loops that will open the gates after dark to allow users to leave the facility if the gate has closed. These same sensors are also programmed to deny any vehicle re-entry after dark.

The gate was funded through an $18,708 grant from the Nevada Department of Wildlife Hunter Education/Shooting Range Program, a $5,000 contribution from the Sheriff’s Office and the City’s Quality of Life (Q18) Parks Capital Program.

“The Carson City range is one of the most precious resources in the community, often resulting in waiting times for visitors to enjoy the experience,” said Sheriff Ken Furlong. “In keeping with the vision of the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Department and the broad range upgrade designs that will enhance the facilities, the Sheriff’s Office committed itself to doing our part to help protect and preserve the environment. With the enhanced entry gate, we hope that we can move forward with improved facilities that will continue to encourage our users to come here and enjoy their sports.”

For questions on gate operation or to report illegal dumping at the Rifle and Pistol Range, contact the Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department at 775-887-2262. To report inappropriate activities or nighttime use, contact non-emergency dispatch at 775-887-2677.


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