Purple Heart recipients have some more options for free parking in downtown Anchorage.

EasyPark announced in a news release Wednesday it’s designated certain parking spots in three downtown garages to be free for people who have been awarded the Purple Heart medal.

The three garages are at these intersections:

•     Fifth Avenue and B Street
•     Sixth Avenue and H Street
•     Seventh Avenue and G Street

The spots are on the garages’ second levels, which are painted purple.

Ron Siebels, with the Anchorage chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, said the Anchorage Community Development Authority exceeded his expectations. 

“What they developed will not only provide some free parking for Purple Heart Recipients, it will also give visual recognition for those who were awarded the Purple Heart,” Siebels wrote in Wednesday’s release.

People interested in using the free spaces will need to register and be verified. Call EasyPark customer service at 907-276-7275 or email info@easyparkalaska.com.

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