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Art Project Attempts to Raise Money for Local Parks

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Friday, the city of Reno kicked off Parking for a Purpose at Moana Springs Recreation Complex. 

Parking for a Purpose is a program initiated by the Reno City Council that is designed to use the old parking meters to collect donations for Parks, Recreation and Community Services Maintenance. Public workers will empty the meters and track all contributions. Officials say this is a great way to donate back to parks that they feel passionate about.

Local artist, Michael Lucido, was chosen to paint one of the old recycled parking meters on Friday. 

"It's a really great collaboration between the city and artists," Lucido said. 

Lucido wanted to keep the painting relevant to the theme of the park. As a result, the final artwork of his painting is a soccer player doing a bicycle kick.

Three other meters are currently installed. One at Barbara Bennett Park and two at Wingfield Park. These meters will be decorated by artists in the upcoming weeks.

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