BELIEVE in this city by getting a Reno license plate today and get *FREE FRIDAY PARKING in City of Reno metered spaces for any vehicle displaying the Reno plate!
The new City of Reno charitable license plate, which provides dedicated funding for Parks and Recreation, is now available through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The City must have at least 1,000 registrations for the plate in 2016.
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 (an adult pass is valued at $360). To obtain the annual pass, just 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.
Assuming a minimum of 1,000 registrations for the first year, the City of Reno would earn $25,000 in year one and a minimum of $20,000 each year upon renewal of the 1,000 plates. The City hopes to have 10,000 active plates in the near future, which will bring in more money in support of Parks and Recreation.
- 1,000 license plates = $25,000 to support Parks and Recreation
- 10,000 license plates = $250,000 to support Parks and Recreation
What could be done with $250,000 in dedicated funding? Here are just a few examples:
- New fitness equipment and refinishing gym floors at recreation centers
- Re-plastering of City pools – adding years to the life-span
- Picnic shelter at Reno Sports Complex
- Shade structures at Reno Tennis Center
- Replacement of scoreboards at Reno Sports Complex and Idlewild fields
- Replacement of community playground or neighborhood park playgrounds
- Replacement of 2 deteriorated park bathrooms
- Reconstruct 1-2 miles of paved trails
- Replace/rebuild the Idlewild Park train and track with a new, larger model
To order a plate, or for more information, visit your local DMV or go to Reno.Gov/ParksandRec.
*Free Friday Parking good through December 31, 2017