Kahle Park, Lake Tahoe Nevada is a 19-acre park nestled in the pines just above where U.S. Highway 50 intersects with Kingsbury Grade, and is home of the Kahle Community Center, managed by Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department. Both locals and visitors alike enjoy the use of the gym, basketball courts and recreation programs. There are also several meeting rooms for the surrounding area residents. The Kahle Center also serves as a voting facility. The park features a baseball / softball field, two soccer fields, two play areas for young children, a group picnic pavilion, outdoor basketball hoops, a pedestrian / bicycle path, and a concession / restroom building.
Across Highway 50 alongside Kahle Drive is the very large Rabe Meadows bordering Lake Tahoe. These beautiful meadows were originally a Watah Indian encampment followed by use of a Pony Express Trail, and later Tahoe’s first airport. Rabe Meadow was later purchased by the Nevada Forest Department for preservation of the wildlife and special forests, and today provides miles of beautiful “historical” hiking trails plus paved bike paths throughout and down to the water.
Opposite Rabe Park on Kahle Drive is a small community of 31 mostly single story homes and numerous apartment complexes all the way down to the Lake. Within walking distance are the Douglas County Administration Complex [DMV, Sheriff facilities, etc.), an Urgent Care Center (of Barton Heath association), the Lakeside Inn and Casino, several restaurants and businesses, including UPS and a Wells Fargo Bank branch office. A few paces father south is Kingsbury Grade (SR 207) with dozens of businesses, restaurants & office buildings. This highway leads all the way east up over the top of the eastern Sierra (~ 7000 feet) to the famous Nevada side of the Heavenly Ski Resort & lifts, plus many high-class Timeshare complexes with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe to the west and Carson Valley to the east.