Sparks is a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. It was founded in 1904, incorporated on March 15, 1905, and is located just east of Reno. The 2019 U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey population count was 105,006. It is the fifth most populous city in Nevada. It is named after Nevada Governor John Sparks, a member of the Silver Party.
Sparks is located within the Reno–Sparks metropolitan area.