Parking and Safety Tips for the 2015 JUCO World Series
Beginning Saturday, thousands of baseball fans will converge on Suplizio Field for the 2015 Junior College World Series and here are some great tips and advice on dealing with parking issues at this year's event.
As you know, any time there is an event at Lincoln Park, parking spaces are at a premium. Parking is always going to be an issue, so we should never expect it to suddenly not be a problem.
Here are some parking and safety tips that the Grand Junction Police Department offers and if followed will help everyone have fun, be safe, and stay out of trouble.
GET THERE EARLY
Parking at JUCO is free, but it's first come, first served, so if you want a space in the parking lot, you'll need to get there as early as possible.
In other words, park between the lines and only take up one space. When leaving the parking lot after the game, be courteous to other drivers and allow them to merge into your lane. Show them the same kindness you would want and expect if you were in their position.
READ THE SIGNS
If you see a sign that says "No Parking" don't park there. It means parking is not allowed.
DON'T BLOCK DRIVEWAYS AND HYDRANTS
If you are parking on a nearby street, be sure you're not blocking someone's driveway or a fire hydrant. If you block a driveway, your vehicle is likely to be towed away.
AFTER THE GAME
As each night game ends, no traffic will be allowed into Lincoln Park in order to facilitate a speedy exit for motorists, so all lanes will be exit only from the parking lot. If you are picking up kids after the game, you should make arrangements to pick them up at a nearby location outside the park.
Traffic control devices will be set up along North Avenue to prevent pedestrians from dangerously crossing in the middle of the block. Additionally, take advantage of the pedestrian light on 12th Street, directly west of the stadium.
MAKE EYE CONTACT
When stepping into a roadway, never assume that a motorist sees you and will stop for you. Make eye contact with the driver before stepping onto the roadway, or crossing a lane of traffic in the parking lot to ensure they know you are there and are slowing down.