For Immediate Release
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PR #:1300097
Date Issued:Aug 29, 2013 - 11:13am

Sheriff's Office reminds public not to park on McCarran during the Great Reno Balloon Race

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-771-8252

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office reminds drivers that there will be temporary parking restrictions along McCarran Boulevard during the Great Reno Balloon Race at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.

As part of efforts to reinforce the safety of pedestrians and motorists during the event, parking is not allowed along McCarran Boulevard between North Virginia Street and Keystone Avenue from Saturday, August 31 through Sunday, September 8, 2013.

Parking in the median is never allowed per state law.

These temporary parking restrictions are implemented to increase public safety by reducing the dangers caused by a large number of vehicles stopping, standing or parking along a heavily used roadway.

Motorist and pedestrian safety are among the Sheriff’s Office highest priorities during this event and Deputies will be patrolling the area to enforce these parking restrictions.

All motorists are asked to use extra caution and stay focused on the road, not the balloons, when driving in the area of the event.  


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.

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