Arts, Beats and Eats festival-goers will not be allowed to park in Royal Oak neighborhoods. And, if you park illegally, you’ll pay the price.Neighborhoods likely to be impacted by visitors to the festival have been designated a permit parking only zone during the Labor Day Weekend event.
“We have over 11,000 parking spaces available for festival attendees. There is no reason anyone needs to park in our neighborhoods” said Royal Oak City Manager Don Johnson.
Vehicles parked on neighborhood streets without a permit are subject to a $50 parking ticket and can be towed. Temporary signs will be posted.
“[Residents] don’t want to find all of the street parking taken up by visitors. They don’t want the noise or litter or anything else from visitors returning to their cars,” Johnson said.
The City has mailed parking permits to neighborhood residents. The permit zone is bounded by 10 Mile on the south, Woodward on the east, Catalpa and Gardenia on the north and Gainsborough, Wayndotte and Mohawk on the east.
Click here to view the zone map (.pdf format)
Additionally, all Royal Oak parking meters will be closed during the event.
Parking will be available at downtown Royal Oak lots and structures for $15. Parking will also be available at near-downtown lots for $15.
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Be sure to stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 all weekend long for the latest on festival traffic and parking.
More Arts Beats & Eats information at www.artsbeatseats.com.
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