Silver Knolls Community Organization

formerly SLPOA

serving Silver Knolls since 1972


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Welcome to the Silver Knolls Community
Organization's website

Located 8 miles north of Reno, Nevada, Silver Lake is near the intersection of Highway 395 and Red Rock Road at the base of Peavine mountain. The nearby residential area of Silver Knolls overlooks the lake and Stead Airport, where the exciting Reno Air Races take place every September.

If you would like more information about Silver Knolls send us an e-mail with your questions...

The next SKCO Board Meeting is Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 pm, at our Community Room in the firehouse, 11525 Red Rock Road. Details here.


Calling all Young Eagles...

Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky? Or maybe you’re curious how airplanes even work. You might even dream about being a pilot. If you’re nodding your head “Yes” and are between the ages of 8 and 17, you’re ready to take a free Young Eagles flight and see what real pilots do on the ground, and in the air. Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday October 1st, as Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1361 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Stead Airport, flown by volunteer local pilots. All participants need to have a parent or guardian signed and completed Registration. For more information and to register go to:

The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. Since the program was launched in 1992, Volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 2 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries. Pilots at the event will talk about their airplanes, allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight. Following the flight, each young person will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle. In addition to the Certificate, the new Young Eagle will be given a Logbook with an access code for a complete free online Flight Training course offered by Sporty’s Pilot Shop. Those attending the flight rally on October 1st are asked to come to the Stead Terminal, starting at 9:00AM to register for their flight. Allow two hours in case of delays. In event of a weather delay, the event will be rescheduled for October 8th.

Green Waste Collection Autumn 2022

Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue's (TMFR) Green Waste Collection Days offer the best alternative to creating defensible space. Green waste collection allows residents to dispose of their dry and dead vegetation, shrubs, tree branches, and other wildland fuels to encourage the creation of defensible space to protect homes and property from wildfires. This is a free event sponsored by the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District for all Washoe County residents.

Green Waste Collection will take place beginning at 9am until 4pm, weather permitting, at the following locations (check prior to the event to ensure it has not been canceled due to weather conditions or a Red Flag Warning):

October 15 & 16: Silver Knolls, Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Station, 11525 Red Rock Road, Reno

October 15 & 16: Lemmon Valley, Lemmon Valley Station, 130 Nectar Street, Reno

October 22: Palomino Valley, Ironwood Equestrian Center, 5600 Whiskey Springs Road, Palomino Valley

Examples of accepted items include junipers, pines, rabbitbrush, sagebrush, and other woody vegetation.

ONLY natural vegetation, please.  Items we will NOT accept include household garbage and trash, lumber, hazardous materials, grass clippings, dirt and gravel, and stumps with root balls.  Tree stumps more than 8 inches in diameter will not be accepted.  Additionally, we cannot accept items in bags.  Bags must be emptied on site and removed.  No commercial waste will be accepted from contractors or landscape companies.

Please do not dispose of waste at designated locations outside of assigned hours.  Discarding waste outside of operating hours will be considered illegal dumping.  Please dispose of items during working hours.

! ! ! ! Silver Knolls is having a LOGO CONTEST.  Can you help? Design a logo for our Silver Knolls Community Organization and send it to us. If you're the winner we will buy you a pizza dinner. Mail your entry to SKCO, P.O. Box 60217, Reno, NV, 89506. Kids and adults are welcome to enter. (Must be a Silver Knolls resident.) Deadline Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

Did you know that Washoe County has designated Silver Knolls as a dark skies area? That means we need to shield our brightest lights to shine down rather than out. Motion activated lights are preferred to 'always on' lights.

Community Yard Sales - 59 families signed up for our Annual Community Yard Sale in June. Saturday went very well, but the weather didn't co-operate on Sunday. Black clouds, windy and cold. It even rained briefly at one point.

Cub Scouts do fun things with other kids! They get to wear a cool uniform, learn fun things, and go places. They play all kinds of games and build things, like race cars and bird houses. Want to learn about nature? Want to learn about wild animals? Go Cub Scouting!


We are Pack 127 of the North Valleys, meeting at 6 pm Wednesdays at the Community Room at Fire Station #430 Silver Lake (11525 Red Rock Road). Cub Scouts is a year-round family oriented program designed for boys and girls, kindergarten through 5th grade. Parents, Leaders and organizations work together.  Scouting develops character, leadership, communication skills and good citizenship. 


We invite you to come visit our Pack. For more information please contact April Mendoza at 530-927-8393 or Maureen O?Brien at 775-851-3907. Thank you!

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The North Valleys Master Plan in pdf format, from the Washoe County Department of Community Development, adopted 2010.

Neighborhood Watch:
The residents of Silver Knolls have formed a very active Neighborhood Watch group. Join us!

Contact Neighborhood Watch by email at

Bylaws: Current Silver Knolls Community Organization Bylaws, approved by membership May 2017; in pdf format.                                                                                          

Page updated October 1, 2022