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New City of Reno license plate supports Parks and Recreation 

Person in a car holding City of Reno license plate

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!

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.

*Free Friday Parking good through December 31, 2017

Your purchase of a City of Reno license plate will provide dedicated funding for Parks and Recreation programs. Each license plate would provide $20 ($25 in the first year) that would go directly to Parks and Recreation programs offered throughout the City of Reno. We need your help though. We need a minimum of 1,000 people to purchase a City of Reno license plate before December 31, 2016 in order to get that funding. Visit the DMV today and get your City of Reno license plate. You can even personalize it!

1,000 license plates  = $25,000

10,000 license plates = $250,000

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

About Parks, Recreation and Community Services

The City of Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services department offers a wide range of activities, including sport leagues and facilities, youth and senior services, and parks and trails. There are hundreds of ways to recreate in Reno. Explore the links in the tabs to your left for more information.

Parks and Recreation Guide

You can view or download the guide by clicking the image below. Pick one up at any Reno facility, or contact us to have one mailed to you: 775-334-2262 or email  (Click here for PDF version)

Cover of 2016 Summer-Fall Parks, Recreation and Community Services Guide

For more information

The City of Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services department appreciates feedback of all kinds. Please let us know how we can support your recreation by calling 775-334-2262.

For general Parks, Recreation and Community Services information, please call 775-334-2262 or email

Start recreating today. Visit the program registration page for more information.

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