The University District is anchored by the University of Nevado, Reno. Interstate 80 separates the district from downtown Reno.
Located just north of downtown Reno, the University of Nevada, Reno is the oldest university in the state of Nevada. Dating back to 1886, institution has an enrollment of 16,867. Access between the main campus and downtown Reno is negatively impacted by Interstate 80.
Reno's tallest building, the Silver Legacy Reno, opened on July 28, 1995. Along with the Eldorado Reno and Circus Circus Reno, it anchors a downtown network of connected hotels and casinos.
The Truckee River is the recreational heart of Reno. In addition to miles of public riverfront access, the district also features a whitewater park.
Wingfield Park is an island in the middle of the Truckee River. One of the main features of Wingfield Park is the amphitheater where various plays and concerts take place during the summer months. The park itself is divided into 5 different sections: Wingfield Park West Island, Wingfield Park East Island, Barbra Bennett Park, Bicentennial Park and Brick Park. Wingfield is also home to the Truckee River Whitewater Park which surrounds the park.