Park City parking problems persist for second straight week |

Park City parking problems persist for second straight week

The Park City Police Department indicated there were nine parking problems within a one-hour period on Homestake Road on Dec. 29. There were parking issues in other places in Park City last week as well as holiday crowds arrived. Jake Shane/Park Record

The Park City Police Department last week dealt with numerous complaints about parking, the second consecutive week of similar issues, as large holiday crowds descended on the city.

The first week of problems was largely blamed on a significant snowstorm in late December that led to narrowing streets as the snow piled up on the sides of the road. The parking issues last week appeared to be a result of the large crowds, though.

The issues were spread through several Park City neighborhoods, and it appears Old Town was especially problematic. The Police Department received approximately 37 complaints, and it seemed that some of the reports involved multiple vehicles.

The number appeared to be down slightly from upward of 40 complaints logged the previous week, but the reports illustrated a continuing problem during the holiday period. The week-plus starting just before Christmas and ending after New Year’s is usually one of the busiest stretches of Park City’s calendar.

Most of the cases reported to the Police Department last week involved parking on public streets or in public parking lots. A few appeared to be in private lots where the Police Department does not have the same jurisdiction.

Public police logs did not provide details about many of the reports.

Some of the cases last week included:

  • on Friday, Jan. 1, a sport utility vehicle was parked at or close to the intersection of Park Avenue and Heber Avenue. Buses could not navigate around the vehicle, the Police Department was told.
  • on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 6:26 p.m., a car was reportedly parked along Sidewinder Drive in a location where it blocked a driveway. The car was scheduled to be impounded, according to public police logs.
  • on Dec. 30 at 5:16 p.m., a car was parked blocking a driveway somewhere along Park Avenue.
  • on Dec. 30 at 1:32 p.m., cars were reported to be parked "irregularly" in a parking lot on Snow Creek Drive.
  • on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 3:12 p.m., a vehicle on Lowell Avenue was reported to be parked halfway into a lane of travel
  • on Dec. 29 at 8:36 a.m., a vehicle was reported to be parked in a lot at the intersection of Main Street and Hillside Avenue with the rear in the road

    On Dec. 29, meanwhile, nine parking problems were logged within an hour starting at 11:15 a.m. on Homestake Road. Other roads where parking problems were reported included Main Street, Swede Alley, Woodside Avenue, Deer Valley Drive, Prospector Avenue, Meadows Drive and Three Kings Drive.

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