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2004 Media Releases

January 26, 2004
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Jerry Shorney, Parks and Recreation, 441-8259

Citizens Invited To Use Temporary Parking Areas to Comply With Parking Bans

To help Lincoln residents comply with parking bans, the City invites citizens to use lots in City parks and other public facilities for temporary parking while snow removal efforts continue.

The City is under a snow emergency, which bans parking on emergency snow routes, bus routes and other major arterial streets. Mayor Coleen Seng also has announced that a residential parking ban will go into effect at 8 a.m. Tuesday, January 27. This is a total parking ban, and parking will be banned on both sides of the street in most residential areas until plows have cleared the snow.

The only exception to the total parking ban is in high-density neighborhoods where parking will be banned on the even numbered sides of the street (the north and east sides). When this side is cleared, the parking ban will switch to the other side. A map showing emergency and bus routes and high-density areas can be found on page 38 in the blue pages of the Alltel phone directory. Vehicles parked in violation of the ban may be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. The latest information is posted on the City web site at

“It is very important that residents move their cars off the streets to allow the snow plows to do their job as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Mayor Seng. “We need everyone’s cooperation as we work to make the streets passable and safe.”

The following lots and facilities are open and available for parking:

Southeast -

  • Antelope Park lots
  • Eden Park lot
  • Holmes Lake Park roads and lots (north side only)
  • Roberts Park lot
  • Woods Park lots

Southwest -

  • Pioneers Park lots
  • Van Dorn Park upper lot

Northeast -

  • Ballard Park lot
  • Bethany Park lots
  • Easterday Recreation Center lot
  • Mahoney Golf Course lot
  • Mahoney Park roadway and lots
  • Peter Pan Park lot
  • Tyrell Park north and south lots
  • University Place Park lots
  • UPCO Park lot

Northwest -

  • Air Park Recreation Center lot
  • Belmont Park lot
  • Belmont Pool lot
  • Belmont Park and Recreation Center lot
  • Highlands Golf Course lot
  • Oak Lake east and west lots
  • Roper Park east and west lots

Citizens can also contact the nearest library or church to find out if any additional temporary parking facilities are available during the continuing clean-up effort.

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