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Public advised to find alternate street routes during Reno River Festival


RENO RIVER FESTIVAL NEWS RELEASE – The 10th annual Reno River Festival is nearly upon us, set for Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 12, at Wingfield Park. Drawing crowds from around the world to downtown Reno’s Truckee River Whitewater Park, the Reno River Festival again hosts a weekend filled with paddling, food and free entertainment in the heart of downtown Reno. As in past years, attendees are encouraged to park in downtown parking garages, on streets surrounding Wingfield Park or avoid parking issues altogether by riding bicycles, walking or utilizing public transportation.

To allow for set up, tear down and production of the event, the following streets and bike lanes will be restricted:

Wednesday, May 8, 12:00 p.m. – Friday, May 10, 8:00 a.m.

  • North- and southbound bike lanes on Arlington Avenue between First Street and Island Drive will be reduced to eight feet.

 Friday, May 11, 8:00 a.m. – Sunday, May 12, 8:00 p.m.

  • Arlington Avenue from First to Court Streets will be closed to both vehicle and bike traffic. Bikes may be walked through the Festival area.

Alternate routes to reach the north and south sides of Wingfield Park include Sierra Street and Keystone Avenue via California Avenue and Second Street.

 In addition, for the safety of the general public, all bags will be searched by security personnel upon entry to the park. Absolutely no weapons, alcohol or contraband of any kind is allowed in the park. All patrons are encouraged to report suspicious behavior of any kind to police or security personnel – If You See Something, Say Something.

Per City of Reno ordinance No. 1207, pets of any kind are not allowed in Wingfield Park during the event with the exception of guide dogs or other medically necessary animals with proper documentation.

For more details about the 10th annual Reno River Festival, visit www.RenoRiverFestival.com or call 775-784-9400 x 119.

The Reno River Festival is held at the Truckee River Whitewater Park at Wingfield located in the heart of downtown Reno’s Old Southwest, named one of “Best Neighborhoods in America” by Men’s Journal magazine and recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of“America’s Coolest River Walks.” Hosting top whitewater athletes from around the world, the city’s $1.5-million Whitewater Park  is within steps of the downtown Reno gaming and entertainment corridor including dining options ranging from five-star to those open until 5 a.m., entertainment venues, museums, theaters, hiking and biking trails and a selection of renowned hotel-casinos offering fully customizable weekend getaway packages.  The 10th annual Reno River Festival is presented by Subaru of America.

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