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The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® (RSAR) has selected three finalists for its annual “REALTORS® Build A Better Block” project. The finalists are from organizations with projects that plan to create a new public space by transforming an underused or unused space into a community meeting place that will be accessible to everyone. The one selected will receive funding and assistance to plan, organize and implement the project.  Please review each project below and click on the image of the project in the voting box that you care the most about! The one with the most votes will be adopted by RSAR to receive funding and assistance.  To read more detail about each project scroll down.

Committal Shelter for Veterans services at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery – Fernley

The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery is the final resting place for hundreds of fallen Nevada heroes. Under the direction of the Nevada Veterans Coalition, the funds will be used to place a covered, comfortable seating area for friends and family near the Wall where loved ones are laid. Currently, there is no seating or shelter available during services or ceremonies near this area. The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, located in Fernley, NV, is the only Veterans Cemetery in northern Nevada and serves all branches of the military. 

Tahoe Pyramid Trail Kiosk – Silva Ranch Road, Mogul

The Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway plans to build a kiosk along the Tahoe Pyramid Trail, a hiking and biking trail that will run from the shores of Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. Reno lies at the midpoint of the 114 mile long trail, and the Mogul kiosk will provide information and directions highlighting points of interest in Reno, Sparks and along the trail. The kiosk will be one of seven signs along the trail. It will be visible and seen by locals and visitors from around the world seeking safe and healthy outdoor activities.

The Hive at Lazy 5 Regional Park, located at 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful in collaboration with Washoe County Washoe County Parks and Open Space, propose to use the funds to transform the dome building, renamed The Hive, into a public community recreation center.  The 5,500 square foot space would be used for year-round basketball, pickleball, community music events, robotics clubs battle bots, drone racing and more.    It will provide a safe and lighted space for community center, with areas to sit and view activities, and will feature artwork murals on the inside and outside walls of The Hive.