DC Successful 4th of July New Parking Program

DC Successful 4th of July New Parking Program
Posted on 07/05/2024
DC Successful 4th of July New Parking Program

Douglas County, NV – Douglas County is pleased to announce the successful implementation of a new parking program at its beaches during the 4th of July holiday. This year, approximately 250 cars were parked, a significant reduction from the 800 to 900 cars seen in previous years. This change has led to a notable decrease in overcrowding and an enhanced overall user experience.

With a parking fee of $100 per car, the estimated revenue ranges between $20,000 and $23,000. It is important to note that Douglas County residents were exempt from this fee. The reduction in vehicle numbers contributed to improved sanitation efforts, further elevating the beach experience for visitors.

“We are very pleased with the initial results of our new parking program,” said Scott Morgan, Assistant County Manager. “The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are committed to conducting a final assessment over the weekend to identify any areas for further improvement.”

Additionally, on July 4th, 23 cars were ticketed and towed, marking the most successful parking compliance initiative in Douglas County’s history. This achievement underscores the effectiveness of the proactive measures taken by the county.

Douglas County wishes to recognize the outstanding efforts and collaboration with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Their proactive approach and innovative solutions have been instrumental in addressing the growing parking challenges during the 4th of July celebrations at our beaches.

About Douglas County, Nevada
Douglas County, Nevada, a community to match the scenery, is centrally located just 15 minutes south of Nevada’s state capital and borders Lake Tahoe. Located on Nevada’s western border, the community is framed by the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada to the west and the Pine Nut Mountains to the east. The community offers miles of open space, expansive ranches and farms, many historical sites and displays, along with numerous outdoor recreation activities. Douglas County is the fifth most populated county in Nevada with approximately 48,000 residents and seasonal populations that can exceed 65,000, due to its proximity to Reno, Carson City and northern California. Douglas County is governed by a five-member elected Board of Commissioners. The County is comprised of ten functional areas – general government, judicial, public safety, public works, sanitation, health, welfare, cultural and recreation, community support and utilities. For more information, visit Douglas County online at DouglasCountyNV.gov.

TITLE VI Notice:
Members of the public who are disabled, require special assistance or accommodations or an interpreter are requested to notify the Douglas County Manager's Office in writing at Post Office Box 218, Minden, Nevada 89423 or by calling 775-782-9821 at least 20 hours in advance of the meeting.