Main Street Gets Parking Friendly


(From Historic Main Street Business Alliance)


The Historic Main Street Business Alliance (HMBA), is pleased to announce a kinder-gentler parking program for Historic Park City. New parking guidelines proposed by the HMBA and approved by City Council, aim to create a friendlier atmosphere for the district. New grace periods, warning tickets and more helpful parking officers are several of the new measures.

"We want visitors to truly enjoy their experience on Main Street and we believe loosening a few of the previous parking restrictions will enhance patrons' time in Park City," said Alison Butz, HMBA executive director. Butz also recognized Ken Davis, Mike Sweeney and the Parking Management Committee for their work on the plan.

The HMBA proposed five new guidelines that earned the support of City Council. The new guidelines include: 1) a prolonged grace period for expired meters; 2) warning tickets for first time violators; 3) vehicles actively loading and unloading, with hazard lights blinking, will not be ticketed; and finally 4) enforcement officers will be required to act as ambassadors to the street (to be closely monitored by Park City Municipal staff). The Council also noted they’d be happy to revisit the issues if problems continue to exist.

Drivers should not receive a ticket for the first two infractions, however if they do taking care of either of the first two guidelines is convenient for drivers. Drivers just need to present the expired meter receipt with the ticket at Public Works at 1053 Iron Horse Drive.

Park City's Old Town is home to a free public parking garage, five privately owned parking garages, and many convenient parking lots, along with on-street metered spaces – more than 1300 public parking spaces all together. Nested in the beautiful Wasatch Mountain at 7,500 feet, historic Park City Main Street has been called the "crown jewel" of Park City serving as its lifeline for dining, shopping, culture and events.

Located just five minutes from three world-class ski resorts and offering 9,000 acres of year-round recreation, Park City's Main Street is alive with about 70 shops, 30 art galleries and 56 restaurant and bars. Park Silly Sunday Market, Friday Night Gallery Stroll, Halloween on Main, Sundance Film Festival, Park City Arts Festival, Park City Food and Wine Classic and Savor the Summit are just a few of the annual special events that take place on Main Street every year as well.