Get a Reno license plate, get free Friday parking
The City of Reno is offering a new incentive for those who purchase a Reno license plate in 2016: free Friday parking. Any vehicle displaying the Reno plate will get free Friday parking in the City of Reno through December 31, 2017.
The charitable plates contain the iconic Reno Arch and provide dedicated funding for the City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services programs.
“There are so many reasons to believe in Reno right now,” Reno City Councilmember David Bobzien said in a press release. “By adding a Reno license plate to your car, you’re expressing that you are proud to live in The Biggest Little City.”
In addition to free Friday parking, the City of Reno is offering those who buy the license plate an annual Parks, Recreation, and Community Services pass, valued at $360.
To get your pass, bring your DMV paperwork showing you purchased the special plate to Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center, located at 1301 Valley Road in Reno. If you bought the plate any time in 2016, you are eligible for the free annual pass, which grants citizens access to the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center and all City of Reno pools.
The money raised by the charitable plates will provide the boost in funding needed to continue to give residents access to beautiful parks, trails, playgrounds, youth and senior services, sports leagues and more.
“As Reno continues to grow, this funding is more important than ever,” Bobzien says. “Our outdoor recreational opportunities are what set us apart from other cities, and we need to continue to preserve and improve our parks, trails and programs.”
During the 2007 Legislative Session, the City of Reno received legislative support through Assembly Bill No. 297, sponsored by then Assemblyman Bobzien, to request a specialty license plate for the support and enhancement of parks, recreation, facilities and programs in the City of Reno.
For more information, visit Reno.Gov/Plate. To order a plate, visit your local DMV.
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