A lack of overnight parking spaces on Eureka Place near Holiday Park has been troubling residents in the area. Dean Russell, who resides in a nearby apartment, has been trying to convince the City to remove signs prohibiting overnight parking in the neighborhood. Russell says that about 40 parking spaces were recently restricted to day use by the City.
At the April 6 city council meeting, Russell spoke during the public comment portion to say that overnight street parking is important to residents from his neighborhood because there are few parking spaces available, including in his apartment complex.
According to Russell, recreational department heads told him that other recreational areas within the city do not allow overnight parking and they were employing the same rules for parking spaces in the neighborhood around Holiday Park.
“That’s insane,” said Russell. “That’s mindless bureaucracy.”
Parks and Recreation director John Coates says enforcement of the overnight-parking ban arose because of vandalism problems at Holiday Park and at Pine Avenue Park. Coates stated that they are working with the police department to address the needs of adjacent residents as well as the safety requirements for the park.
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