New Signs Warn Huffington Park Users Not to Park on Milton
Additional signage has been installed at Huffington Park to discourage residents from parking in front of homes on Milton.
The city placed two signs in Huffington Park this week that say, “Warning, No Parking allowed in designated areas on Milton Street, Violators are subject to fine and towing.”
Park-goers are restricted from parking around the park between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
City Manager Michael Ross told InstantNewsWestU that the new signs are just one more reminder to discourage parking in front of resident’s homes.
Ross said residents really shouldn’t be driving to neighborhood parks, but for those that do there is designated parking within 100 feet of the park at the public works department.
City staff has been working with Huffington Park neighbors for the past year to find a solution to their parking problems.
Last March, the city installed signs on the fence at Huffington Park to discourage large parties from being held in the park, which was causing parking issues for Milton Street residents.
Sona West, a member of the Parks and Recreation Board and a Milton Street resident, told the Parks Board during its Wednesday meeting that the new signs appear to be working and that the police department has been patrolling the neighborhood.
The new signs are an incremental approach to solving the parking problem around the park without having to prohibit parking completely, Ross said.
It is common in West U to have restricted parking around city parks, he said.